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    Greetings!

    When I have my GL2Way set to use both the CB and the GMRS radio at the same time, everyone on the CB side hears a loud, piercing squeal when I xmit. The squeal is there even if I disconnect the GMRS radio. I have to disconnect the cable to the GMRS to make the squeal go away.

    Suggestions? Would a ferrite on the GMRS cable help?
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    When I first installed my GL2Way, any time I pushed the transmit button, there was a horrible squeal. I even had Pete on the phone trying to help me sort it out. In the end, it turned out what the problem was the little black box thing (yes, I know all the technical jargon and names for components) that was some inline component of the GL2Way was lying against my J&M Bluetooth unit. It was the simple fact they were touching in the trunk subcompartment that was causing it. The instant I separated them, and only by an inch or so, all the squealing stopped.

    It's possible that my situation was unique, but it's worth a look. Keep that little square thingy away from everything else.

    If I wasn't at work, 20 miles from my bike, I could be more specific. Sorry about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Astute Reader(tm) View Post
    Greetings!

    When I have my GL2Way set to use both the CB and the GMRS radio at the same time, everyone on the CB side hears a loud, piercing squeal when I xmit. The squeal is there even if I disconnect the GMRS radio. I have to disconnect the cable to the GMRS to make the squeal go away.

    Suggestions? Would a ferrite on the GMRS cable help?
    Yes if you unplug the cable and the noise stops put two filters on the FRS cable wrapped a few times it should stop


    Because your GL2WAY is kicking out a fair amount of power the cable can become a kind of reception antenna
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    Quote Originally Posted by pedro66 View Post
    Yes if you unplug the cable and the noise stops put two filters on the FRS cable wrapped a few times it should stop
    Because your GL2WAY is kicking out a fair amount of power the cable can become a kind of reception antenna
    I presume you mean ferrite filters? Are these something that I can purchase from you? If so, please let me know.
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    They should be available at Radio Shack, or you can cut them off of old CRT input cables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Astute Reader(tm) View Post
    I presume you mean ferrite filters? Are these something that I can purchase from you? If so, please let me know.
    You can get them at Radio Shack.

    http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103222

    http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...lickid=prod_cs
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    Thanks for the tip! I wasn't sure what size I would need so I ordered one of each. I hope this fixes it.
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    Exactly the fix I did for exact same problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlk View Post
    Exactly the fix I did for exact same problem.
    Cool! Thanks for the info.
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