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Laird QWFT120 antenna


Apr 10, 2015
King and Queen Virginia
Hello All,
I see the Laird QWFT120 is a field tunable antenna. How is it made that you can trim the antenna? All I have ever used was the Moto antennas and they had a curled end in the base of the whip. I know it stainless and how to cut it to tune but seeing it with safety ball on the end and not knowing how it mates to the NMO has me baffled.


Database Admin
Jun 5, 2002
Hubert, NC
Some have a small set screw collar instead of the curl at the base. Remove the collar, cut and put it back together. Some have a pressed on collar that can be removed by tapping it from the whip out. Then you can trim the antenna, slide the pressed collar on, hit the bottom of the whip until it is slightly flattened/deformed and then slide the collar down. Once the collar contacts the deformed area, you can place the bottom of the antenna whip on a hard surface and then tap the collar until it is flush with the whip.