I currently have a Discone antenna mounted on maybe a 12 ft. mast. I know height can pretty much is the difference between static and a decent signal. I recently had a god forsaken squirrel try playing with the antenna and broke 2 of my Cone rods. Anyhow, back on topic. I want to ramp up my distance to listen to some public safety agencies (25 miles away) and MilAir (less than 10.) Back to the squirrel- with the 2 broken rods, does that impede on some of the reception?