can i tune a hf on its side?

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weccwwe

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can i tune a hf multiband vertical on its side before erecting it?

It will approximately 30' tall once its stood up.

Google search isnt turning up anything decent for an answer

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weccwwe, generally speaking, if the antenna is anywhere close to the ground while on its side, you will not be able to tune it correctly. It really needs to be mounted in its final position and tuned from there. You might have to take it down and put it up a few times but at least you will get it tuned correctly.

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