Jeep Wrangler JL 2018 - Which radio should I install?

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  1. VA2PV

    VA2PV Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is my brand new Jeep Wrangler JL 2018 Sahara Unlimited. Which radio should I install? Any suggestion?

    This is probably one of the only vehicule that looks good with antennas, don't you think? Perfect for ham radio!

    73 Pascal VA2PV

  2. SA4MDN

    SA4MDN Ham Member QRZ Page

    To be honest I think jeep lost it after the TJ, I mean just look at that front bumper, gone too girlie for me, just my thoughts anyway. as for radios, ts 480 for hf and a tm 710g
  3. AD0AC

    AD0AC Ham Member QRZ Page

    What is your budget? Which bands do you want to work?
  4. WQ2H

    WQ2H QRZ Lifetime Member #214 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    I think the last real Jeep I had was a CJ5. You couldn't kill that thing.

    The last real Cherokee (2001) wasn't too bad. Now they all feel like Hyundai's and are WAY to shiny for my taste.

    Don't overlook the FTM-400XD - have had one for a couple of years now. No issues at all. Good luck !

    Jim, WQ2H
  5. AD0AC

    AD0AC Ham Member QRZ Page

    There is a reason for that. Hyundai supplied the frames for the JK. I'm not sure if they're doing the JL too. :D
  6. SA4MDN

    SA4MDN Ham Member QRZ Page

    so its a Hyundai with a lookalike jeep body on it made by fiat.:D
  7. K4CDN

    K4CDN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Just picked up a 2017 JK Unlimited Big Bear for my Bride!
    Thinking it will get the TMv-71a (head unit mounted just in front of the gear shift with the radio body under the passenger seat).
    Antenna placement: leaning towards a lip-mount on the driver side front hood (interested in other options too!).
    no HF mobile for me.
    Congrats on the new Jeep, it's a Beauty!
    73, Cale/K4CDN

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