Old 01-11-2004, 12:06 AM
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Default RE: transmitter damage due to antenna down while on (?)

Technically with the antenna down the SWR (Signal Wave Ratio) is all screwed up and you theoretically could burn out the Tx. Just like transmitting on a CB with no antenna.

BUT, given the output power, and the amount of time the battery actually lasts, there is most likely little to no Tx damage, although like everyone else says, it COULD damage the Tx, or deteriorate it's range, so a complete range check with full power is highly recommended.