February 19, 2013, 5:21 pm
Newly joined to this group..
Can anyone tell me why my MW frequency station is giving out hissing or crackling sound when i'm driviing? I just recently bought a Ford Focus Auto Zetec 2009, this is the first time i have experienced this in any car,
Help would be much appreciated,,
February 19, 2013, 7:12 pm
I've always experienced a poor signal quality on MW. That's in all cars I've owned and that's a lot.
February 20, 2013, 8:58 am
This is the first for me, owned others and they were fine even on a P reg ford escort, hearing that some of these latest ford focus have these problems..😡
February 20, 2013, 2:23 pm
IMPE I have never had a good signal with the MW wave! Its a bit of a surprise to me that you have seen a good signal on it
February 23, 2013, 6:37 am
The MW is very sensitive to RF distortion, plug caps used to be fitted with supressors to reduce this (not sure if they still do).
I found i had a whining noise which increased with revs when I fitted a non standard aux cable to my stereo so I sourced and fitted ferrite core supressors on the wiring to my stereo and cured the problem.
Plenty available from eBay.
February 23, 2013, 7:38 am
Many thanks, gonna get one and let you know the outcome
February 23, 2013, 9:08 am
Focis are well known for poor fm reception mw is even worse stoney seems to have the right idea
February 23, 2013, 12:47 pm
Thanks Clive, ive just bought these gonna give them a go cheap as chips,could be waiting a while tho from China haha.Did you put on all 5?
February 23, 2013, 4:09 pm
One around my aux cable, rest on aerial, speaker live feeds.
February 23, 2013, 8:14 pm
March 24, 2013, 2:05 pm
thanks again put them on yesterday works a treat !
March 24, 2013, 2:28 pm
March 25, 2013, 1:27 am
My old transit and mk2 focus have had crap signal for MW, but my old Corsa was spot on!
FM transmitter and the tune in app and your laughing :)
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