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    Can I switch antennas and expect them to remain properly tuned

    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?

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    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.

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    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....


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    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.

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    Mine never stayed the same when switching antennas.

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by JesseJamesDallas View Post
    The liquid SWR won't leak-out....
    always carry plenty of extra napkins to clean the off the roof just in case .......

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