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Running one antenna off dual coaxial cable?

I've had dual fiberglass whips on my truck for years mounted behind the cab, but since I just got a cap I couldn't use my old brackets. I'm waiting for my Alon mount to arrive but I am just going to use one antenna this time. I'm just wondering if the unused coax will act as an antenna and interfere with the performance.

So should I get a single coax or can I still use the split coax?

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Get a single coax so you don't toast the finals in your radio.
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Get a single coax so you don't toast the finals in your radio.
x2, unless you have enough of a run to goto the radio from a single antenna mount (ie, cut the dual whip setup out completely).
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Get a single stranded coax...cheap man...like $20.
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Get a single stranded coax...cheap man...like $20.
ya I know it's cheap, I was just hoping I could be lazy too
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