Jeep Liberty Antennas
The Jeep Liberty is a model of compact class SUV that was produced by Chrysler from 2002 to 2012. Taking the 'Sports' in Sports Utility Vehicle seriously, Jeep drivers often take their Liberty into wilderness and rural areas where a good antenna is necessary. You can find antennas and related Jeep-compatible vehicle parts for your Jeep Liberty SUV to suit your specific needs.How do Jeep Liberty antennas work?
When electromagnetic waves strike an antenna, they oscillate the electrons in the atoms of the antenna. This causes a tiny electric current to flow through the antenna circuit into the radio module. The module filters and magnifies the signal carried by the radio waves and converts it into sound waves.
The larger the antenna on your Jeep is, the greater the current and the better the reception for listening to stations inside your car. Damage to the antenna on your Jeep, such as loose connections and corrosion, can impair the signal and may require replacement of the car antenna.What types of antennas are there for the Liberty?
Antenna types for your Jeep may differ because they are optimized for different types of radio waves. Your Jeep Liberty can be equipped with AM/FM antennas, satellite radio antennas, and cellular data antennas.
Some Liberty antennas have a physical rather than electronic purpose. For example, there are short, flexible antennas that reduce the risk of breakage. Shark-fin antennas are not designed for a specific type of antenna, but are instead used to consolidate other antennas into a single housing. This protects the various antennas and avoids an aesthetically unappealing 'bristling' appearance on your vehicle. If you are taking your Jeep into areas where the risk of antenna breakage is greater, you may wish to consider a flexible antenna or a shark-fin antenna for your vehicle.
When looking for parts, always confirm that the make, model, and year for the part match with your car.How does satellite radio work on the Jeep Liberty?
As satellite radio is broadcast from satellites in space, it has global coverage and appeals to drivers that drive their cars on long trips. It also offers a wide selection of stations.
Satellite radio uses a special frequency band, hence it requires a specialized antenna for reception inside your car. To listen to satellite radio while you drive your vehicle, you must have three things:
- A satellite radio-service subscription
- A satellite radio receiver in your car, either built-in or a mobile unit
- The appropriate antenna, either mounted on the roof of your car or as part of a mobile unit carried inside your car