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Old 05-15-2004, 03:04 PM
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Radio Static

I'm getting static on my radio AM band when the electric fan kicks on. I know it is coming from the fan motor because I can hear it spin up when the fan kicks on. I've checked ground wires on both the fan and the radio, and both seem OK. Do the fan case and radio case need seperate grounds? ...or do you think something else is causing the static?

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Dave

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put a condemser on the fan like the one for the distributer for the whinning radio sound
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I get clicking sounds on mine, and I have a filter on the antenna wire.

Condenser on the distributor? Where does it go? And what kind of condenser; where do you buy 'em and what do you ask for?

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AM is a much lower frequency than FM, thus the static sound.......pretty hard to get rid of it. Putting steel shielding around the antenna cable also helps.
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most cars have a grounding strap going to the hoods, this may help also...joe
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Like Horvath said, where do you put the condensor on the fan? The one on the distributor just has a single lead, can you use one of those? Do you just put it on the ground connection?

I probably should just stick to FM, but I'm a news-junkie and we have 2 good AM new and traffic stations.

Thanks for your advice,

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