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Re: + earth

To: James R Ferguson <>
Subject: Re: + earth
From: "U. Goettsch" <>
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 1996 23:32:40 -0800 (PST)
> You can get any Radio to play, but you will NEVER get rid of the AM static.
> A previous post said isolate the - earth-radio AND the antenna.(I agree.)
> Ortherwise, go with what you got!!

Opportunity to learn from my mistake:
I put a digitaly tuned radio (with station presets) in my pos-gnd Sprite 
(hidden out of sight). Normally you have two distinct +leads, one 
switched with the ignition key for radio operation, and one permanent +, 
so that the radio remembers the station presets and the time (built in 
clock). I hooked up both leads to permanent +, and the other lead to 
permanent -. Amazingly, the display, 
which is then always on, showing the clock, uses so much juice that after 
1 or 2 weeks of not driving, the battery (new) is dead. 
I then had to connect the (-) lead to switched (-). Now of course, every 
time I turn the ignition off the radio forgets what station I was 
listening to! 

Moral: Buy an old-fashioned mechanical radio! No presets, but at least 
when you turn the key, you'll hear your favorite station rather than 
"ssshhhhhhhhh" or whatever they have on 87.5 in your area =:-)


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