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Once I put the reducers on each end the coil stayed in place just fine.
Like any of these very short antennas, tuning is critical. Changing the coil a half turn can put it way off. Even changing the length slightly and away goes the peak! We’re talking about fractions of an inch…
If the coil is close on then it’s easy to change the radiator length for tune up assuming it doesn’t go over the 10 foot limit. In my case the coil was a turn or two short so I added the capacity hat.
Be patient when it comes to tuning it up. It can be frustrating as every time you move away from the antenna the tuning will change a little.