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Pretty much the same set I bought, back when I was getting RFI from a USB charger in the truck. Helped some, the closer I got it to the end of the cable the better, and I had to loop the cable through it twice.
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the closer I got it to the end of the cable the better, and I had to loop the cable through it twice.

Thank you Both, Great Info... Just ordered a set to see if I can improve the issue



Just to be clear by "the end of the cable the better" you are referring to being closer to the LED light or other such device being powered and not closer to the (battery) power source.
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Typically those are placed on the item you wish to reduce the noise on.
In other words, on the cb antenna coax, and the cb power and control lines.
What they do in simple terms, is soak up the offending radio frequency from the outside of the coax and hopefully block it from getting into the receiver

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By "end of the cable" I meant the end of any cable closest to, and going into the device suffering the interference.

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don't try to put a toroid on the antenna coax.
that is not where the problem is anyway, and it will kink the coax....


Unless, you have the split half type toroids.....
and those are only used on extremely high power transmitters anyway.
the KiloWatt types.



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Yes, these are the split toroids.

Out of curiosity, I went out to the garage and turned the key on, then selected CB. I live in a very remote area, so there's nobody likely to be transmitting, on any channel.

During my cross-country trip last year I had already replaced the low beams with ECs and the driving lights with SoCalMotoGear PathFinder LEDs, and I apparently had the squelch set to 6 (that's what it was set at, and I haven't used the CB since somewhere in New Mexico). Now with the addition of having the high beams replaced with ECs the CB is full static at 6, intermittent static at 7, and silent at 8.

Not a perfect example of the scientific method, I know, but it's what I got.
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Sounds about what mine are like now with all the ferrite chokes in place... Still working on a solution for FRS radio on the bike but away from home for a while now... Have the audio interfaced into headset successfully but still have to integrate the mic audio... If I'm successful, I'll post the mod...

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I'm thinking the Sena SR10 is the ticket for FRS / GMRS, or is it just for CB for some reason?

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I want to be able to use FRS and hand a unit to a buddy and have him plug it into his 5 pin DIN headset and use it with his existing setup... Think it's doable, at least on my bike as I am using electret mic's... Not sure if dynamic's will work, but will continue on with experiment when I return home in a few weeks... Been working out details in my head for a while - getting close to trying it on my bike...
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Dadztoy, I watching to see what you end up with. Sounds like using the ferrite chokes has really helped. I ran the 50 watts equ leds on the lower lights on the gl1500 se and never picked any addition noises. My 1800 trike had a J&M single fiberglass antenna on the rear thats is for am/fm cb with a box under the seat to run to the am/fn and one lead to the cb. I dont have a cb on the 2012 goldwing. So I saving my dpllar for one.

Thanks for what you and the other guys are doing and I will be watching.

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