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Is resonance really where you get best antenna performance?

Switch Kit

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37 years of just plane old 'plug and play" antenna , coax and SWR meters , always doing my best for getting under 1.5 around the 11 meter band . Bottom line here is this ...........I just didn't know what I didn't know ......,but by the graces of the powers that be , I never blew up a radio or amplifier for not knowing any better and I think I had plenty of years to have done so . I suppose I'm just "one lucky guy" in this radio hobby ? If I had to have gotten this deeply involved with antennas and swr's I'm guessing I more then likely would have been gone a long time ago.
So maybe ? in the end of all of this , following the simple minded directions at least saved my radios and amplifiers ? (Thank God for that !) but I more then likely could have done so much better if I only had all the science down as I just got done reading for the last hour ? Yep ! I'm just one lucky guy ! (Thank you all for the antenna lesson) for me it's like this , if it works , whatever I do , dont fix it !
 

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