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I spoke to a friend about what antennas I was using for PMR and the frequency range on them was only set to 170-430Mhz he said it could lead to a high SWR, So I decided to test it out for safety reasons I tried a few tests within the frequency range and they were reading 1.2 I then tried 446 and the needle didn't even move is this bad? P.s. I'm pretty new in this field.

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome! Does the radio or the meter show the power output from the radio? $\endgroup$ – Brian K1LI Apr 5 at 11:32
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    $\begingroup$ It might help us to help you if you ID'ed the radio and the antenna. $\endgroup$ – mike65535 Apr 5 at 12:30
  • $\begingroup$ Is this the PMR that you mean? $\endgroup$ – Mike Waters Apr 5 at 17:25
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A low SWR is desirable and nothing to be concerned about. Any antenna operated at its design frequency should present a very low SWR.

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