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fordtrucks97up-digest Tuesday, March 31 1998 Volume 01 : Number 041



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In this issue:

Re: Radio Noise [Zach Whitehill ]
99' F150's [Zach Whitehill ]
Re: Radio Noise ["." ]
'99 Superduty engine/plow/tow options? ["Tim B" ]
Re: Radio Noise [Mike Kappes ]
Re: Radio Noise [Mike Kappes ]

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Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 12:04:26 -0600
From: Zach Whitehill
Subject: Re: Radio Noise

Mike Kappes wrote:
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> I have a problem with radio noise in my two way radios in my 98 Explorer.
> Can anyone help me out?
>
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I've got a 97' F150 that I have a CB in, and I also have that radio
noise. I talked to a couple of different guys and they said that
I could pick up a noise reduction box that plugs into your hot wire
for your radios. I think that you can pick up one at about any
electrical store. That should do it.

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Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 12:11:30 -0600
From: Zach Whitehill
Subject: 99' F150's

I'm going to order a 99' F150 this year, and I was just wondering
if the 99's are going to have quad cabs, when I could order the new one,
and if a person can get dual gas tanks on the 99's. I love my 97'
and hate to give it up, but I need and extended cab.

If anyone can help thanks...

Zach

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Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 12:47:23 -0800
From: "."
Subject: Re: Radio Noise

Mike,
First off, there are many areas of a vehicle that can cause radio noise. Here
are some areas that you may consider

1) Nylon tires: Solution to problem is grounding springs in wheel grease caps
2) unshielded leads going to antenna
3) alternator brush noise
4) Spark plug wires
5) poorly grounded hood
6) ground straps from engine to frame, and hood to frame or body
7) Poor antenna location
8) poor antenna grounds
9) unfiltered radios (doubtful) but probable.
10) poorly grounded radio


Ford states that there are two available slots for accessories. The accessories
terminals are for relays which are used to to supply 30 amps to whatever it is
that your hooking up as accessories. Ford also states that any additions need
to be isolated via a relay so as to not interfere with the vehicle electronics,
ie: computer etc.

You have a difficult problem to find, but a small problme to fix.



Zach Whitehill wrote:

> Mike Kappes wrote:
> >
> > I have a problem with radio noise in my two way radios in my 98 Explorer.
> > Can anyone help me out?
> >
> > +-------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1997 and Newer --------------+
> > | Send posts to fordtrucks97up listservice.net, |
> > | List removal instructions on the website. |
> > +----------------- Site: http://www.ford-trucks.com -----------------+
> I've got a 97' F150 that I have a CB in, and I also have that radio
> noise. I talked to a couple of different guys and they said that
> I could pick up a noise reduction box that plugs into your hot wire
> for your radios. I think that you can pick up one at about any
> electrical store. That should do it.
> +-------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1997 and Newer --------------+
> | Send posts to fordtrucks97up listservice.net, |
> | List removal instructions on the website. |
> +----------------- Site: http://www.ford-trucks.com -----------------+

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Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 20:58:08 -0800
From: "Tim B"
Subject: '99 Superduty engine/plow/tow options?

Hello all,

I am new to this group and am contemplating the purchase of a '99
Superduty. What I want to get is a Superduty 4x4 Crew-Cab short bed with
the V10 engine, snow plow prep, and towing package. I looked at edmunds
for the options but it doesn't look like I can get the Crew Cab, V10, snow
prep, and tow package all together in a F250. It seems that I MIGHT be
able to get them all in a F350 but I'm not sure. Also, if one is to buy
the F250 4x4 and V10 it seems you might as well get the F350 4x4 as it
comes with V10 for free. The price diff is negligible and with all the
options I added the F350 was actually cheaper! Can anyone give me an idea
if what I want is a legal build option?

Thanks,
Tim B

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Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 05:18:28 -0500
From: Mike Kappes
Subject: Re: Radio Noise

I have my radio going directly to the battery terminals which should be a
good ground but the noise does disappear when you turn off the vehicle.

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Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 05:26:58 -0500
From: Mike Kappes
Subject: Re: Radio Noise

Well whoever you are I can rule out 1,2,5,7,,9,10 I have the radio going
dirctly to the battery terminals as the manual states. You did not mention
the fuel pump or RF from the computer. I will call Icom and see what they say.

Mike Kappes

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