HF, VHF and UHF in 2018 Subaru Forester

Discussion in 'Mobile Radio' started by NK7W, Jun 27, 2018.

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  1. NK7W

    NK7W Ham Member QRZ Page

    Does anyone have any experience in running HF, VHF and UHF in a 2018 Subaru Forester? Mine has so many electronic features, that I'm afraid to install and use my radios for fear of frying something in the car. When asked, the manufacture said they, "haven't modified the car that way" (their words) and can't answer my questions.


    JD Weiss
  2. KC3JIN

    KC3JIN Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's my understanding that HF mobile can have noise floor problems, much moreso with hybrid vehicles. You're also looking to cover a lot of spectrum and that will mean some major compromises antenna-wise.

    Re: installs in general, manufacturers can't possibly test for all contingencies, so they cover their butts by 'generally not recommending' stuff.

    Lastly, you may have better luck looking for radio folks in a Subaru forum than Subaru folks in a radio forum. It may be that there's a GMRS or even CB op out there with the experience you're looking for.. sorry you're not getting answers here. Good luck!

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