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JEEP ADDICT 08-25-2013 12:21 AM

Stubby antenna
 
I saw a stubby srt-8 antenna on ebay and I would like to order it for my 2005 grand cherokee. How good is radio reception with this antenna?

gnasty1521 08-25-2013 07:01 AM

Re: Stubby antenna
 
You are aware this is in the 2012+ SRT8 Forum right? Anybody who answers will only know about the 2012+. It is $25, can't hurt if it fits...

JEEP ADDICT 08-25-2013 10:06 AM

Re: Stubby antenna
 
Thank you so much for your answer. I needed someone with an srt8 just to let me know how good the antenna works. You still didn't say, do you get good reception with your stubby? It is $45 Btw.

Scottina06 08-25-2013 10:51 AM

Ibhad a billet stubby on my 2006 and the reception sucked bad

JEEP ADDICT 08-25-2013 11:29 AM

Re: Stubby antenna
 
Ok, thanks for the info.

sndrsk 08-26-2013 02:33 AM

Re: Stubby antenna
 
Generally speaking, the shorter the antenna, the worse the performance is. You sacrifice signal quality for style with this sort of antenna.

SteelBlueWK 08-26-2013 06:46 AM

Re: Stubby antenna
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sndrsk (Post 882477)
Generally speaking, the shorter the antenna, the worse the performance is. You sacrifice signal quality for style with this sort of antenna.

What he said. I modified my stock antenna to shorten it to about 10". I'm in a rural area with hills and mountains. Reception wasn't good before the change. Now it's down right horrible. I'm thinking of going back to a stock height antenna- I need my radio stations!

JEEP ADDICT 08-26-2013 02:21 PM

Re: Stubby antenna
 
Ok I get what you guys are saying, I live in the Virgin Islands so we have lots of hills. Have any of you guys tried the antenna on the roof in the back?

BigHemi2 08-28-2013 10:57 AM

Re: Stubby antenna
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JEEP ADDICT (Post 882128)
Thank you so much for your answer. I needed someone with an srt8 just to let me know how good the antenna works. You still didn't say, do you get good reception with your stubby? It is $45 Btw.

Not sure I understand this thread. Are you referring to a stubby or a shark fin? I have a Shark Fin Antenna on my 2012 SRT8. Reception is normal for satellite and nearby AM and FM stations, but weaker for more distant AM and FM stations. If you only listen to local AM and FM, the improved appearance is worth it.

JEEP ADDICT 08-28-2013 11:26 AM

Re: Stubby antenna
 
I ordered an 8" stubby for $12 to see how it works. Would like to try the shark fin, was just asking anybody who had one how reception was. Thank you for taking the time to answer my question.


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