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1999 Chevy conversion van antenna location

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uunniibrandy

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I have a 1999 chevy conversion van ,with a fiberglass "hi top". I have an nmo "drill through" mount ,on the lip of the back door and an Austin Spectra antenna.. I am experiencing some static and scratching noises but only from distant stations. 20 or 30 miles away. When the vehicle stops , motor still running , the noises go away. I have driven on an empty road , had the noises , then completely turned off the engine and coasted. Noises did not go away. When the vehicle rolled to a stop noises went away. If the van is parked and not turned on ,reception is excellent. Is it possible that i have the antenna located in a bad spot? I don't think i can mount it on top of fiberglass roof, any suggestions will be very helpful. Thank you..
 

reedeb

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May have avloose connection on the antenna somewhere. You may want to check ALL connections for tightness
 

Duster40

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You may have to install a dedicated ground wire
between the door & the body...
had a similiar problem with an antenna mounted
on the mirror on the door of a dump truck...poor ground.
 
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