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Dual Antennas

I've been reading the threads about the useless dual antenna on the ranger and went to buy a single coax... used it and it worked pretty good. It seemed like it cut down on static.. a lot. But I SWR'd it and i got better readings with my dual...
i dont really understand this
is SWR for transmitting only?

Should I check out a better brand of single coax? I bought the AStatic one I believe
and i have barjan co-pahse coax that came with my dual kit
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SWR is only a function of transmitting and has nothing to do with the number of antennas. You need to properly tune the antenna in order to tune the SWR.
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well, anyway im going to go back to the single antenna... but does the brand coax matter? can i stick with my Astatic or is there a better brand out there i should go with
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Coax is coax is coax for the most part and it isn't going to change SWR. It is simply a matter of tuning the antenna length.
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