When I put this together, I should have grabbed a quick-disconnect. (I did that on my FJ60) - so I could easily take it off. The other thing I'd do differently is get a steel whip...not the fiber glass. I've already ripped the little red rubber cap off this one and it doesn't give very much when under low branches.
As far as receiving/transmitting - works almost as well as when I had little mag-mount stuck on my rack.