Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-08-2007, 08:05 AM   #1
3 Rivet Member
 
genearnold's Avatar
 
1992 34' Limited
Grand Island , Nebraska
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 248
RF noise from flourescents

I just returned from another trip. When a flourescent light is turned on the RF noise makes it impossible to hear much of anything on the AM band. I don't know why I've put up with this so long (ever since I bought the trailer in 1999) but I'm sick of it! Anybody have a filter they can recommend? Maybe another solution?

Gene
__________________

__________________
'92 Limited 34ft (now sold); '96 Dodge Cummins 4X2, 5speed
genearnold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2007, 08:45 AM   #2
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,192
Radio Shack used to sell a filter that connected to the power feed for the radio, it greatly reduced the ignition wire noise from a couple of cars I owned. It may work for you also, last one I bought was $10.
__________________

__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2007, 09:29 AM   #3
Desert Fox
 
1985 31' Sovereign
Tucson , Arizona
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 250
Thumbs up Hi Gene,

R.F. noise from floresent lights is coused by the transformer that fires the light. The best way to cure the problem is replace them with an LED light or incadese lights. LED are now available in a lot of hardware stores or trailer supply houses. LED use less power and are not noisy to to AM radios.
The filter have to be RF filters on your radio. You may try it on the input power line to the radio but if the floresent light is broadcastin RF it may be getting into your AM antena.
Regards from Russell in sunny and warm Tucson Az.:brow s:
__________________
RUSSELL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2007, 10:28 AM   #4
3 Rivet Member
 
genearnold's Avatar
 
1992 34' Limited
Grand Island , Nebraska
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 248
Russell,

I have about 18 florescent lights in the trailer. PO custom ordered the trailer and wanted plenty of lights.

Gene
__________________
'92 Limited 34ft (now sold); '96 Dodge Cummins 4X2, 5speed
genearnold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2007, 03:16 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
richinny's Avatar
 
2011 34' Classic
Westchester Cty.NY , / Miami FL
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 3,122
i used the radio shack filter for my CB radio and it worked well. maybe you can trace it to a single light?
__________________
Ricky
2012 F150 Super Crew 5-1/2' bed Ecoboost 4x4 3.73 elec. lock diff. Propride hitch
give life. kidney & pancreas transplant 9/9/06
Ingrid-my unofficial '"World's Oldest Streamer" 1909-2008 R.I.P.
richinny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2007, 05:48 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
garry's Avatar
 
1969 31' Sovereign
Broken Arrow , Oklahoma
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,362
Images: 7
Most florescent lights have a balast resistor that will put out a lot of RF with age. You may have one going bad.

Garry
__________________

__________________
garry is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fan noise flyguy 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 2 07-29-2007 01:00 AM
Noise flyguy Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 5 06-07-2007 05:56 AM
Night Noise... silversled Refrigerators 1 03-01-2007 09:12 PM
engine noise 77 R GO C MH Airstream Motorhome Forums 9 05-10-2004 07:46 PM
**Furnace Noise** Silvertwinky Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 4 10-07-2003 04:42 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.