I recently acquired two additional antennas and decided to tune and test them. So I pulled my truck out on the driveway, put the correct ferrite onto the antenna wire, and plugged in the antenna analyzer.
The reason why I saw the SWR go through the roof was because it WAS through the roof. I was able to, with some difficulties, get three of the four antennas tuned. Mind you, tuning these hamsticks is a little bit of voodoo magic mixed with luck and perseverance (in other words, they're a pain in the ass). The untuned one is 40 meters. The biggest pain was the 6 meter antenna (I had to cut it back because only a few inches of the stinger needed to be out.
There is a problem. I can't put any of these on my truck and pull into the garage. I do want to move the mount, and once I do that, the 6 meter antenna would be able to stay on the mount, and I'd have to switch others.
See you on HF!