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    Hey. Just joined the site and looking for some help. Just installed a radio in the truck and I am getting a constant clicking noise and a hum out of the ex. speaker. The hum stays constant, too. It doesn't rise and fall with rpms. Any help would be appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by southernredneck1 View Post
    Hey. Just joined the site and looking for some help. Just installed a radio in the truck and I am getting a constant clicking noise and a hum out of the ex. speaker. The hum stays constant, too. It doesn't rise and fall with rpms. Any help would be appreciated!

    Try It with the key off it could be something in the electronic ignition though that usually changes with rpms also fuel pumps can make news

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    Tried that before a couple weeks ago.

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    Is its wired to the battery, fuse box, or 12 volt plug?
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    The amp is wired to the battery and the radio is wired to a plug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southernredneck1 View Post
    The amp is wired to the battery and the radio is wired to a plug.
    When wired to a plug that can pick up a lot of engine noise. Running it straight to the battery is best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by southernredneck1 View Post
    Hey. Just joined the site and looking for some help. Just installed a radio in the truck and I am getting a constant clicking noise and a hum out of the ex. speaker. The hum stays constant, too. It doesn't rise and fall with rpms. Any help would be appreciated!
    Sounds like a good filter to get rid of the RPM noise like the RF Limited Magnum noise filter is good. but need more info on the set-up? are you using an amp? Jumpers? Type of Coax? Type of Antenna? How wired radio? Directly to battery or using cigarette lighter plug etc...?
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    Don't think its engine noise because it does it when the truck is off. Connex CX3300 FHP. Texas Star DX 250 amp, 1' RG-213/U Mil-Spec jumper. 18' RG 5 8A/U coax. 5' Fire Stik. The noise level drops when on ch. 18 and disappears when on ch.20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southernredneck1 View Post
    Don't think its engine noise because it does it when the truck is off. Connex CX3300 FHP. Texas Star DX 250 amp, 1' RG-213/U Mil-Spec jumper. 18' RG 5 8A/U coax. 5' Fire Stik. The noise level drops when on ch. 18 and disappears when on ch.20.
    your radio might be picking up something electronic somewhere in your electrical system. you can pick up almost any kind of noise when using a cigarette lighter plug. best thing to do is wire the radio directly to the battery. that way your getting clean power instead of dirty power like you get with a cigarette lighter plug. also since you are using a Connex the best thing to do is wired to the battery so its getting full power.
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    I'll try it and let ya know. Appreciate the help!

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