Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Thompson Falls, Montana
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It might work OK without being tuned, but if you want the best range then you will have to tune it. It's not just the radio and antenna that need to be tuned, everything in the immediate vicinity of the antenna can affect the SWR, the size/type of vehicle, and even the antenna location on the Jeep can affect the SWR and antenna efficiency. If the SWR is too far out of whack it can damage the radio (although I've never actually seen it happen). Plus setting the SWR is not very hard if you have the tool.
'76 CJ-7, '43 CJ-2a, '78 Bronco,'78 CJ-7, '75 CJ-5, '78 CJ-7, '80 CJ-7, '78 SJ, '79 SJ, '78 and a '76 FJ-40 , '90 XJ, '91 XJ, '86 CJ-7, '95 ZJ, '68 CJ-101 Commando, '00 TJ, '68 M-715, 2 '86 Military Blazers, '96 LR Discovery, '86 CJ-7, '91 YJ, '99 TJ, 07' JKU Rubi, 1988 YJ, 1973 Commando, 3 Diesel Excursions....
Now back to a 2013 JKU Rubicon with "stuff", planning 37's with minimal lift.
I've tried them all... Jeeps are still the best. (0||||0)