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Old 02-25-2010, 03:27 PM
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Re: Do I need my antenna?

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If you remove your antenna completely and use your am/fm radio it could damage the radio. This is typically the case for all radios (AM/FM/CB/ VHF/UHF etc..)
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Re: Do I need my antenna?

The power is reflected back into the radio since there is no antenna attached, Something about VSWR (Voltage standing wave ratio) college was a couple of years ago lol..
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:52 AM
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Re: Do I need my antenna?

I installed this shorty the other day it's a huge improvement in looks over stock IMO and reception is just as good so far.

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Old 02-26-2010, 11:37 AM
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Re: Do I need my antenna?

Are these rigid antennas or do they have some flexibility in them? My concern is in the winter when i use car washes that sometimes are not touch-less... The summer is not an issue when i wash and wax the Jeep by hand. Id like to get a short antenna that has some flexibility more or less.
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Re: Do I need my antenna?

mine is made of the same material the oem uses
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Re: Do I need my antenna?

My Shorty is plastic but I think it would be very hard to impossible to break at a car wash since its pretty sturdy but you can take it off in 2 seconds if you wanted to and at 5.99 you can buy some backups. =D
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Re: Do I need my antenna?

Thats true, good point. Link to a site that yall use for purchasing one of these?
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Re: Do I need my antenna?

http://www.shortyantennasource.com/s...dex&cPath=5_42

I have the one from pep boys though, lol.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:20 PM
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Re: Do I need my antenna?

Pepboys huh, ill check them out.. there is one somewhere by me. If i don't like what i see then ill get it online. Thanks for the link yo.
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my pep boys didnt sell them, i looked there first
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Re: Do I need my antenna?

I have the 8" from shortyantenna source. Works fine for me, love the look of it.
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Re: Do I need my antenna?

take some form of a rotary cut off wheel and cut it to the length you want! I did
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