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mitchelm 02-23-2010 08:35 PM

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?

Dylans3960ccs 02-23-2010 08:43 PM

Re: Do I need my antenna?
 
well I think that not having it in there is just a hole for water to get into.

stephsman21 02-23-2010 09:08 PM

Re: Do I need my antenna?
 
get a Shorty antenna

Matt 02-23-2010 09:10 PM

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.

jeepgcoman 02-23-2010 09:11 PM

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.

DAVY27 02-24-2010 07:36 AM

Re: Do I need my antenna?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jeepgcoman (Post 157479)
As said above, be sure to plug the hole though.

that's what she said.:D. but yea, shorty antenna or something so water wont get in

NHWK05 02-24-2010 10:51 PM

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.

Megatron 02-24-2010 11:15 PM

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.

mjl2610 02-24-2010 11:19 PM

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...

NHWK05 02-25-2010 08:31 AM

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.

SvenskaJeepGuy 02-25-2010 01:48 PM

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.

5.7Unlimited 02-25-2010 03:25 PM

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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