View Full Version : Can I switch antennas and expect them to remain properly tuned

S Spiff
09-24-2018, 04:25 PM
I have to park in a low ceiling parking garage during the week, so I'm planning a 36" firefly on a spring for during the week. But I'd like to use a longer antenna like a 5' firestik when I'm away from the garage. If I use something like a Firestik quick disconnect on both antennas, is it reasonable to think that they will remain properly tuned if I swap back and forth between them?

09-24-2018, 07:54 PM
all should stay the same. I do this myself and never had one to change. after you set an antenna it stays the same as long as you do not change the mount or its location.

09-24-2018, 08:24 PM
Yep, what sonoma said...once tuned, as long as you don't change mounting locations or coax, antenna's will remain tuned....The liquid SWR won't leak-out....:300 (97):

S Spiff
09-24-2018, 10:07 PM
Thanks guys. This has been the plan. Hope it works out.

And thanks for the tip on the liquid SWR. I know not to let the smoke out of my radio, but I won't worry about the liquid SWR.

05-01-2019, 07:28 PM
Mine never stayed the same when switching antennas.

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05-02-2019, 05:57 PM
The liquid SWR won't leak-out....:300 (97):

always carry plenty of extra napkins to clean the off the roof just in case .......