Have a friend that bought one of those Monkey Made antennas with the big coil on it and the swr is crazy. It is about 2.1 on 40 and over 2.7 on ch 1. when on the roof using a big mag mount. When attached to the bracket on the bed rail it is over way into the red everywhere. Has a 4 or 5 foot fiberglass with adjustable metal tip and it has only the tiniest bit of movement on the swr meter at either location. I mean if you don't look real close you can't even see the needle move off the black line for 1:1, its that good. Anyone ever used one of those Monkey things got any ideas how he can get it tuned? Could they have sold him one made for 10M? He bought it when he bought his General Lee. They told him the radio would be tuned and some mods that he bought would be installed. When he received the radio the mods were not installed and it had not been tuned. The antenna came without the top metal rod section. They finally sent him that part. He had been using the fiberglass one which like I say has a fantastic swr reading. As an example of how well the fiberglass one works on the bracket he has on the truck bed we talked when he was heading home until he was over 23 miles away as the crow flies. I have just a sirio dipole mounted with feed point at 20 feet mount for vertical signal and using old style cobra 148gtl. Anyway I guess he was hoping to use that other one and maybe get better range. After we tried several things to get the swr down and he saw how well the fiberglass worked he decided to try and get them to take the other one back and they refused saying that he had a ground plane problem. It seems to me having it mounted on the roof of a fourdoor pickup would give it a pretty good ground plane and mounted on the bedrail was worse. Also don't forget the fiberglass one has almost a perfect swr reading and talks great. He just wants to know if there is anything we can do to get the Monkey made to work. If the metal rod that goes in the top is too short I think that would cause what we are seeing I think but with no experience with that kind of antenna would like to see if anyone has any other ideas. Thanks for any help anyone might have.