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Toyota Prius Prime and HF/VHF/UHF install Mar 13th, 19:01 2 582 on 14/3/22

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Toyota Prius Prime and HF/VHF/UHF install w4kh on 13/3/22
I drive a 2018 Toyota Prius Prime and would like to install my Icom IC-7000 rig, but before I dive in, I'd like some info on what to expect in the form of RF noise from the Deceleration/Braking-to-Battery Converter.
Clearly Toyota has a solution, given that the entertainment radio functions noiselessly on both AM and FM bands...
I like the car, and at my age and the current price of fuel, I'm not going back to a different vehicle (though I long for the BMW 533i that I drove when I worked all states on 75 meters with 70 watts from the car)
Mounting HF and VHF/UHF antennas is not likely to be a problem, as I can fabricate a mount for my Bugcatcher and use standard mounts for the dual band VHF/UHF antenna, but noise reduction seems to be an issue.
The Toyota Dealer is my first stop in searching for a solution, but based on previous experiences with dealerships, I'm not real optimistic

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