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John 1210
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PostSubject: Mobile help   Mobile help Icon_minitimeWed Feb 05, 2020 9:40 pm

Looking for some advice
Hi members I am going to go mobile with my
yaesu 450d . So looking for some help . I have connected power lines to battery.
And my antenna on roof ,
But do I still need to run a earth wire to the earth screw at back of th 450d.
Every help will be very much appreciated.
Many thanks john
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Alan Pilot
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PostSubject: Re: Mobile help   Mobile help Icon_minitimeThu Feb 06, 2020 9:05 am

I wouldn't think you need it.
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PostSubject: Re: Mobile help   Mobile help Icon_minitimeThu Feb 06, 2020 11:55 pm

Would it do any harm if I connected it to the earth of my vehicle
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PostSubject: Re: Mobile help   Mobile help Icon_minitimeFri Feb 07, 2020 5:36 am

Hello John,

The earth on the back of the 450D is an RF earth. You would usually connect it to a ground spike in the garden outside the shack. I wouldn't connect it to the electrical earth of your car that's not what it's for. I'm not an expert in mobile installations by any means but I think for a mobile install it's left unconnected (As is mine at home with no RF problems)

73's

Gary.
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PostSubject: Re: Mobile help   Mobile help Icon_minitimeFri Feb 07, 2020 7:42 pm

According to the schematic, the ground terminal is DC ground and RF ground. Therefore whatever you decide, it shouldn't make any difference.
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PostSubject: Re: Mobile help   Mobile help Icon_minitimeFri Feb 07, 2020 11:53 pm

k0bg.com is your friend.
Look (if you haven't) to bonding. eg Body to bonnet (the hinges are not a good RF conductor) and several places along the exhaust to body (to save re radiating from the pipe)
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PostSubject: Re: Mobile help   Mobile help Icon_minitimeTue Feb 11, 2020 5:30 pm

Those little ground screws on the backs of radios serve no purpose and are only there to keep old timers who don't know better happy. If connecting a ground to that screw solves a problem your problems started long before the radio, at the antenna feedpoint to be exact.
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