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Author Topic: "Quiet" SUV Recommendations ??  (Read 1290 times)
W6DXO
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« on: November 02, 2004, 02:37:49 PM »

Guys,

I will buying a domestic mid size (Ford Explorer size) SUV very soon.

I would like recommendatrions on mobile friendly vehicles.

Any thoughts appreciated!

73 de harry, W6DXO
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K0BG
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2004, 06:11:37 AM »

I'm sorry to burst your bubble, but there are none!

Some are better than others with respect to RFI, EMI, etc., but all of them require some sort of noise abatement to make them usable. This includes diesels, most of which now use electronic injection systems like gas engines.

COP (Coil Over Plug) systems are a mishmash of good and bad, and no one maker is better than the others. Hy-bred systems are the worse ones (like GMs Gen III and Gen IV OHV engines).

Every vehicle out there will benefit from proper bonding.

If you want to know how I did it, visit my web site.

Alan, KØBG
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VA3WXM
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2004, 08:45:03 AM »

I own 2003 Saturn VUE with 3.0 litre V6.  The motor uses COP ignition and I've detected NO RFI on my Kenwood TM-V7A.  Antenna is a dual-bander permanently mounted on the roof.  Power is a direct run from the battery using 12 gauge wire.

I haven't tried HF yet so I don't know what surprises lurk there.  But for FM it seems okay.

I understand Fords have had their share of noise problems, specifically around the fuel pumps.
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2004, 06:07:36 AM »

Unless I'm in left field, the TM V7A is an FM rig. Therefore you will not hear any ignition hash or injector hash even with the squelch open. With SSB or AM, it's a whole new ball game.

Alan, KØBG
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W1LEY
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2004, 10:00:42 AM »

I have a 2000 H1 Wagon.
LOTS of space for the plural of antenna.... Smiley
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