Ok fellows.....I got all the proper connectors for hook-up to the SWR meter. Read all the good info onthe website for the FireFly or whtever is was antenna, and checked the SWR today. on channel #1 it was just a tad......very small tad over the 1:1....maybe 1.05:1. On channel 40 it was about 1.25 or so. This was with the Hondaline antenna run all the way down in the hole. the top portion I mean. Didn't have to cut it off, didn't need to pull it out. I had heard that Honda designed it so it should be very good.....but did not expect it to be this good. I am well pleased so far. Haven't tried it out yet , but will Sunday.