Does disabling a modem turn it off (to disconnect/swap antennas)

I know that one should never disconnect an antenna when the radio connected to that antenna is active.

So, the question is, does disabling the radio (LTE Modem) in the UI turn that radio off? Safe to swap antennas and/or SIM cards?


Although still the case if you’re working with high power transmitters and repeaters, industrial / enterprise / prosumer devices like these from Peplink are much less sensitive to antenna remove and replace on their SMA connectors.

I have always changed antennas and SIMs live with the devices powered up and cellular modules attempting to connect to the tower and never had an issue.

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Thanks! :+1:t3: