I just put on a handheld Midland cb and have been told I have a little squeal when I transmit. Where and how does a filter go on to stop this and where can I get one for this radio for my trike ??
FireEater,I just put on a handheld Midland cb and have been told I have a little squeal when I transmit. Where and how does a filter go on to stop this and where can I get one for this radio for my trike ??
Can you provide some directions regarding the ground loop isolator for the handheld cb?I have used the Midland handheld on my other bike and found if the power switch was in the high power position the transmit would squeal. When I ran it on low power I had no problem at all. Range was short, but the batteries lasted longer and no noise. When hooked into the bike electrical system, I always picked up alternator noise until I used a ground loop isolator on the speaker output that went into my headset.
Thanks for all the advice. I am going to try this one first...and see what it gets me.FireEater,
It will help some if you try to isolate the source of the squeal. Remove the CB from the trike and any external wiring and see if you still have the noise; if so it's in the CB not the bike.
If no squeal, start connecting the CB back to the bike (not running) check for the squeal. If no squeal, crank the bike check again for the squeal. If no squeal then try with bike at highway speeds.
If I had to guess, I would suspect that some of your wiring (headset/power) is picking up alternator noise. If you are hardwired for power, an old CBer's solution was to run a shielded cable (antenna type cable) direct to the battery; battery served as a filter.
Can you provide some directions regarding the ground loop isolator for the handheld cb?
I do not hear a whine when listening, I send out a whine when talking I am told.I use the Ground Loop Isolator that would plug in-line with the speaker of the headset to remove the electrical whine. The one I use is from Electrical Connection. Also great if you use an MP3 player that charges from the bike. My Lowrance GPS that has 4 Gig of MP3's would always whine when I used my helmet setup. Plugged the isolator in-line and all that whine is gone. :lol: