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post #1 of 7 Old 01-07-2013, 02:46 AM Thread Starter
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FMRS Radio under seat? with Starcom1..

I am going to install the Starcom1 Advance under the seat of my Wee, and thought it might be handy to velcro mount the radio there too.
(avoid more crap up front - Zumo 550 (must weigh 2 pounds with the mount and XM radio antennae) and avoid one more wire under the can

Has anyone done this? I wonder if it will reduce the distance it can broadcast? More interference from the electric things?

I am done having children, so no worries with the proximaty issue.

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I put a J&M Intgratr IV and a Midland CB underneath. It was fine, but make sure your radio has a channel lock button (otherwise will automatically change channels on you).

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Autocom hums and buzzes under the seat, Starcom might too.

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Thanks. buzzing comment:

I see many have had buzzing from wires passing under the tank, grounding to frame Etc. I wonder what success people have had with filters?

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Autocom hums and buzzes under the seat, Starcom might too.
I put my Autocom under my seat of my Aitocom on my 2006 and now on my 2012 with no buzzes.

A friend put his Starcom in the same general area with no buzzes. He also had a gmrs in the area with a remote antenna that worked well.

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I put my Autocom under my seat of my Aitocom on my 2006 and now on my 2012 with no buzzes.
It depends exactly where, the Autocom itself is not shielded (SuperPro AVi). Randyo created his own shielding. There are places in the tray where it does not buzz (05 and 07), but I had other things there. Dunno about the 12, I'm happy with it all stuffed in the tank bag.

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I will give it a go

Maybe some lead sheeting under the install?
thanks for the comments

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