The mag mount antenna may possibly be categorized as a commodity in both amateur radio and all hobbyist communications. Its installation is pretty much plug-and-chug except for a slight positioning of the transmitting element by means of a set screw. The user of the mag mount antenna typically uses an SWR meter to position the transmitting element rod optimally for a minimum SWR. It’s really quite simple. This simplified approach works for the commercially available, pre-fabricated mag mount antennas since it is designed for a specified operating band, whether CB, aviation, business or amateur radio. This will become vividly apparent as we study from this point what it takes to fine-tune a pre-fab mag mount antenna.
This presentation will use feedline analytics to identify corrective measures to bring a mag mount antenna up to its finest operation.