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Transmitting/Receiving with SWR meter inline

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TxDoc

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Will it hurt to transmit with an SWR meter hooked up? WILL out affect reception?
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It won't hurt anything in the sense of damaging your radio, coax, or antenna. But it will cause a small signal loss, typically under 1dB (depending on the meter and additional adapters or patch cables needed to add it into your signal path). In most cases this will not be noticeable. But you'll want to minimize the length of additional cable and the number of adapters needed to connect the meter between the radio and antenna.
 

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THANK YOU for that lightning fast very clear reply, jonwienkw.

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