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I have a cb radio with a cheapo radio shack magnet mount 3' fiberglass whip.

Last week I gutted the truck and put eDead 1.se down, and installed an amplifier for a set of components. I used some cheapo RCA cables, most likely horribly shielded, and wound up running the cbradio antenna cable almost on top of it.

Here's the funny thing: now whenever I talk on the CB, the amplifier picks it up loud and clear and plays it through the radio! Not just a small interferance, but you can crank the stereo and it becomes somewhat of a PA syatem. Annoying and hilarous at the same time. I knew the RCA cables were crappy and so was the cb antenna cable, but dang... I had no idea it would be this bad!

The moral of the story is that you should always use a properly shielded cable.
 

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imatt said:
The moral of the story is that you should always use a properly shielded cable.
Using quality cables is important. It's always a good practice to keep signal wires away from power wires or antenna wires. Run your RCA cables down one side of the rig, and the power/antenna stuff down the other.

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....Mike
 

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Yeah I have the power wire running down the opposite side, and since the antenna was a temporary solution, I figured it would be alright for a while... I figured wrong!
 
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