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Offline Ewen.Bruce

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Radio interference
« on: June 11, 2013, 10:21:17 AM »
I've noticed that there is quite a lot of interference when listening to the radio on my SE, even in strong FM signal areas. Some of it seems to be related to engine speed but there is also a general level of crackling and buzz and signal drop-out all the time when on the move.

This is the first bike I've had with a radio so I'm not sure if there's a problem, or if my expectations are just too high. Am I unreasonable in expecting good reception; I can't see any reason why it shouldn't work as well as a car radio (although I don't expect the sound quality to be quite as good by the time it reaches my ears..... :001:)?

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Re: Radio interference
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2013, 12:28:21 PM »
I don't get any interference on my SE radio. Perhaps you have a grounding issue. It may be worth getting the dealer to check it out.

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Re: Radio interference
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2013, 02:09:57 PM »
None on mine either.

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Re: Radio interference
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2013, 03:08:44 PM »
Looks lie its something to be attended to at the first service then. Thanks

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Re: Radio interference
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2013, 04:55:41 PM »
Radio on mine is fine.  No interference
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Re: Radio interference
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2013, 07:13:58 PM »
I wonder if there antenna needs a ground plane.  I did look at installing something over the weekend but did not get round to it.  The earth screen on the aerial lead is connected at the aerial end and back to ground there.  It looks like a ground plane antenna to me and there is no metal around the base?  Also I know when I fitted the sat nav I was told (chaos) to make sure I routed the wires away from the back of the console to stop interference.

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Re: Radio interference
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2013, 08:08:21 PM »
I expect that Triumph did quite a bit of testing on the radio before releasing the bike. Considering that nobody else appears to have any issues I would say that if everything is connected as it should be then the radio should operate correctly.

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Re: Radio interference
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2013, 08:35:26 PM »
Try to disconnect any other devices first.
When I connected a powersupply for my dashcam, the FM radio reception went south.

 



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