hi thanks for looking. my question is as follows ill provide as many details that i can think of . the radio is an icom 9700 with a triplexer connected to a comet desconne antenna. i unscrewed the 1.2 connector bought a gp-21 ran lmr 400 about 30 feet and connected it directly to the rear of the radio . i then ran it through a comet cn-801 watt/swr meter and its horrible watts are reading 1-2 watts and the swr reads between 2.5 and to infinity. the antenna its self is sitting on a wood mast and reaches about 35 feet in the air.