If it's going to hinder reception then I agree. Where I'm located I pick up a lot of awesome Canadian stations that I wouldn't want to lose.I don't get the attraction of a short antenna. Sure the antenna twangs off some branches now and then when your wheeling, but that is no big deal.
Of all the stuff I plan to improve, the antenna is last on the list. Especially when the 'improvement' actually reduces reception.
91.7 - The Giant
What's the difference between a stubby and your stock antenna cut down? Wouldn't that lose reception also because it would now be a stubby?I've noticed a drop in reception with my 12" Amazon stubby, but Sirius also tends to be in and out (using factory antenna for that), so it might be my Kenwood radio doesn't like stubby's. Planning to replace it with an 18-24" at some point. Or find my stocker and cut it down.