I noticed lately that I am picking up a lot of noise from the vehicle. If I'm not mistaken there was a question on the test about how to fix this. I think it was a ferite choke? If so, then I've forgotten where to put the choke; antenna cable?
I have power and ground straight off the battery (fused). Well, the ground wire is connected at the same point as a large ground wire that comes off the - batt terminal. It is terminated right by the battery on the firewall. That seems like it would be close enough to the actual terminal; 6" makes that much difference?
I finally figured out how to work the CTCSS. So now I am trying to "get connected" to repeaters. Just tonight I found a list to try on the internet so I'll be doing that for now to see if I can hear more.