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PostSubject: President Grant 2   President Grant 2 Icon_minitimeMon Jan 20, 2020 10:16 am

I have a President Grant 2 (latest model) attached to a Sirio 2016 antenna with low loss coax. Signal strength and set good but radio picking up a lot of static. Can anyone recommend a noise filter or other method of reducing the static.
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PostSubject: Re: President Grant 2   President Grant 2 Icon_minitimeMon Jan 20, 2020 12:27 pm

Hi Baz

What S level is the static/ noise level showing on the meter ? Are you getting the same level across the whole band range of the rig ? Does the NB button make any difference ? A really good thing to try is run the rig from a battery and then turn off the electric @ the fuse board , check the noise levels again , if some improvement then you know it’s something within your own home


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PostSubject: Re: President Grant 2   President Grant 2 Icon_minitimeMon Jan 20, 2020 1:20 pm

Just tried running rig from battery and turning electric off but still getting static.
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PostSubject: Re: President Grant 2   President Grant 2 Icon_minitimeMon Jan 20, 2020 1:36 pm

But how much static ? S 1 or 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 etc ?



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PostSubject: Re: President Grant 2   President Grant 2 Icon_minitimeMon Jan 20, 2020 2:36 pm

3 or 4. Don't know if that is normal or not.
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PostSubject: Re: President Grant 2   President Grant 2 Icon_minitimeMon Jan 20, 2020 2:44 pm

Unfortunately that is about par for home base using a vertical in a town location ,some members have more than that , trying the antenna in a different location may help , going horizontal will most definitely help but your local contacts will be down signal wise , there is always a compromise is this hobby 🙁


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PostSubject: Re: President Grant 2   President Grant 2 Icon_minitimeMon Jan 20, 2020 3:03 pm

Thank you very much for your help. It's much appreciated. Things have changed so much since I last had a CB.
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PostSubject: Re: President Grant 2   President Grant 2 Icon_minitimeMon Jan 20, 2020 3:15 pm

It certainly has Barrie , 30 /40 years ago it was us causing the problems and finding difficult to find a free channel , funny how things go full circle , fingers crossed things improve @ your QTH or another member can come up with a solution


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PostSubject: Re: President Grant 2   President Grant 2 Icon_minitimeMon Jan 20, 2020 10:04 pm

Watch this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQzmMOJvFfc

Then try these. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_osacat=0&_odkw=Torroid+core&_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=Torroid+ferrite+core&_sacat=0

Wrap around all your cables / wires to and from your radio.

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PostSubject: Re: President Grant 2   President Grant 2 Icon_minitimeTue Jan 21, 2020 5:12 am

Have you tried using an external speaker with built-in filters? I use an Icom SP-34 (link below) which has two high-pass and two low-pass filters and it helps to get rid of a lot of noise / static.

https://icomuk.co.uk/SP-34-base-station-speaker/3989/924/41/
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PostSubject: Re: President Grant 2   President Grant 2 Icon_minitimeTue Jan 21, 2020 10:06 am

Thanks for all your help. I'll certainly look at all your suggestions.
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PostSubject: Re: President Grant 2   President Grant 2 Icon_minitimeWed Jan 22, 2020 11:24 am

try older radios I did and its better less noise and I could here my young bro so its Amstrad 901 and the dnt b40 or the realistic 3000 base radio, give my bro a little kick 100w and he comes even better now and this is why I am buying older multi mode cb and the noise is coming from the new led street lights older better filtered and better made

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PostSubject: Re: President Grant 2   President Grant 2 Icon_minitimeWed Jan 22, 2020 12:11 pm

Never even considered the street lights but thinking about it there is less noise during the day. I was thinking of an external speaker with a noise filter but if it is the street lights maybe that would just be a waste of money.
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PostSubject: Re: President Grant 2   President Grant 2 Icon_minitimeWed Jan 22, 2020 9:58 pm

LED street lights in my street are a terrible source of QRM.

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PostSubject: Re: President Grant 2   President Grant 2 Icon_minitimeThu Feb 27, 2020 6:11 am

Grants are known for this issue , worth a shot with a few chokes . There some big chunky ones you wrap coax around it . Would place one under antenna and another next to the rig . If / when you run of a power supply do this also after the plug , even remove outer to the flex and get more turns and place in a plastic box etc to protect it .

I only buy ferites from trusted companies to know exactly what your getting not off ebay or Amazon etc, also you have to use the right mix .

73 matt


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PostSubject: Re: President Grant 2   President Grant 2 Icon_minitimeThu Feb 27, 2020 6:13 am

Here is the ferites

https://www.hamgoodies.co.uk/baluns/problem-solver-ferrite

At home I prefer older rigs better on RX for noise .

73 , Matt

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