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Cheap Mobile Random Noise?


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I have a new Retevis RT-98, a very cheap mobile uhf radio, that will receive random "kerchunk" type noises when driving in my Nissan Frontier.

It doesn't seed to matter what frequency I use and I have tried two different antennas and cables.

Could it just be to cheap? Maybe a ground problem. Truck causing interference?

I have it plugged into the cigarette lighter now.

 

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Pay attention to your surroundings. Could be a video sign at a business, or it could be a Jeep/Dodge truck passing by (they are terrible on RFI). I've seen certain places are bad enough they even pop squelch on my Motorola XPR radio.

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7 minutes ago, tweiss3 said:

Pay attention to your surroundings. Could be a video sign at a business, or it could be a Jeep/Dodge truck passing by (they are terrible on RFI). I've seen certain places are bad enough they even pop squelch on my Motorola XPR radio.

This sounds more like what I am experiencing. There is an area on my way to work that it is usually bad.

The worst part is that this noise is louder than voice from a real transmission so I end up turning my volume down.

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