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Do I need my antenna?

Do I need to keep my radio antenna screwed in if I have no intentions of listening to am/fm? I mean, is there anything negative by just keeping the antenna handy to whip my passengers?
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:43 PM
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Re: Do I need my antenna?

well I think that not having it in there is just a hole for water to get into.
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:08 PM
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Re: Do I need my antenna?

get a Shorty antenna
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:10 PM
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Re: Do I need my antenna?

No, you don't need an antenna screwed in the cavity to get reception. Obviously though, reception will be greatly reduced.
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Re: Do I need my antenna?

It is just for AM/FM. Sat. Radio and GPS have their own antennas. As said above, be sure to plug the hole though.
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Re: Do I need my antenna?

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As said above, be sure to plug the hole though.
that's what she said.. but yea, shorty antenna or something so water wont get in
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Re: Do I need my antenna?

I had a shorty antenna that was "powder coated" and it started to rust before it even made it to feb. And the screw adapter rusted in to the antenna mount and was a bitch to remove.

I bent the aluminum shorty antenna.

I put my stock antenna back in. When i get the motivation to do something i will cut the stock antenna and press the little ball on the end like another forum member did.
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Re: Do I need my antenna?

x2 on the whip.

I have a shorty antenna. There are times I take it off @ the car wash (since one time it came off somehow) and I don't even screw it on and the am/fm works just fine LOL.
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Re: Do I need my antenna?

My 06 does not have a hole when you unscrew the am/fm antenna. Its just a little nub stickin out...
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Re: Do I need my antenna?

Is that a threaded nub or stud? It should come out, that means it came out of the antenna end i think.
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Re: Do I need my antenna?

i have a 14inch shorty and i lost alot of reception from my stock antenna. there is also a whistling noise from it because it doesnt have the same design as the stock.
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Re: Do I need my antenna?

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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