Final Tuning of Little Tarheel II Antenna

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  1. I am buying a JK (used) here in about a week. I found your site a while back, through Pinterest, of all things, and was interested in your process for installing gear. One thing I thought you might try would be to ground the radio at the chassis where the radio is mounted. While I understand that radios seem to be coming with fused positive and negative wires these days, grounding to the chassis is the “right” and “classic” way to install radios. Just wondering if that might help your situation. I, by no means, am an expert in HF, mobile installs, or ham radio, despite being licensed since I was 14 (30 years ago). I just came back to the hobby in the last 5 years, after a ~15-20 year absence. Where and how did you mount the core of the Yaesu?

  2. Len says:

    Interesting read. I’ve heard Jeeps are notorious for RF noise, Definitely ground the radio to the chassis and try one of these:

  3. Christopher Michaelson says:

    I have been researching JK ignition RFI for a while now, and it seems that people have solved the issue by slipping braided sleeve over the spark plug wires, all the way down over the boots. Then they ground the end closest to the distributor. I haven’t tried it personally, but I plan to. Just thought I would pass it on.

    Also, I noticed in one of your previous articles/posts you stated that you didn’t need to ground your exhaust. I just grounded/bonded the exhaust in two places (under driver door and at exhaust tip) and it made a huge difference for my install! I must have a noisier Jeep.

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