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Reliable and Rugged, The No-Tune End Fed Half Wave 40 - 20 - 15 - 10 Meter Antenna is a fantastic choice for Portable, Stealth, Outdoor and Park Operating with 100 Watts. Available with BNC or SO 239 Connectors. This is a complete, ready-to-use antenna system.
For $99.95 you will receive:
-One original, newly fabricated, ready to use No Tune End Fed Half Wave antenna as depicted in the photos, tested and described below. Made in America, by Hams for Hams with materials sourced from U.S. sellers.
-A 8" removable wire grounding anchor with ring connectors
-A 8" removable wire with ring connector and alligator clip
-Stainless Steel Half-Wave Element and Ground Lug Hardware
-A BNC or UHF end protector cap.
-A drawstring camouflage carry pouch as pictured
-Your antenna will be tested on the air before shipping. If available, QSO details will be enclosed.
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While dipoles have always been my first choice as an antenna, recently I experienced a set of circumstances that would not allow for one. So while looking for a solution I decided to go with the No Tune End Fed Half Wave antenna but add some features and incorporate our style and rugged construction techniques. This No Tune End Fed antenna comes complete and ready to use, no kits or assembly are needed. The only option the operator needs to add, if necessary or preferred, is a counterpoise. There is a plethora of information on End Fed Counterpoises available including AA5TB's phenomenal page.
The EFHW, or "End Fed Half Wave", is, like all antennas, a compromise. The compromise here is that the antenna is extremely lightweight, adaptable, easy to erect and very, very stealthy but these characteristics are paid for with its efficiency and radiation properties. Nevertheless, it can be a very effective antenna system for SOTA, POTA, Field Day, or Trail-Ready Antenna. The antenna is extremely discreet so it is appropriate for many HOA installations. Simply raise the far end of the antenna as high as possible, connect the ground or counterpoise and connect your coax and run it as a sloper, this is how I normally use it. Other configurations can be used including Inverted Ls, Vertical, long angle Zig Zags, "V"s and rhombic.
Originally designed and constructed as portable antenna, but perfectly workable as a base station antenna, the matching unit is a 49:1 Fair-Rite FT140-43 Toroid with bifilar winding as shown in the schematic above, set into a weatherized Flame Retardant ABS Hammond 1591 Flanged plastic enclosure with a BNC connector, or a custom 3D printed enclosure made with super rugged PETG Carbon Fiber (available in different colors) that comes with your choice of a SO 239 (PL 259) or BNC female connection.
18 AWG UL 1007 stranded wire is used, which makes this antenna light, portable, flexible and easy to set up. The radiating element is approximately 65 feet long, which is a half-wave on 40 Meters. This allows operation on that band, plus 20 Meters, 15 Meters and 10 Meters without the use of a tuner. The EFHW is somewhat directional, with radiation mostly running in-line with the antenna. I use mine either in a sloper configuration with the apex in the west, or an Inverted L with the element running north/south using the ground anchor to elevate the enclosure at least 8 inches from the ground. The results with 10 to 15 watts can be seen in the screenshots above. With this model added to my repertoire, I don't have to erect a dipole or worry about using a tuner if it is impractical or inconvenient. The antenna comes with a grounding wire and anchor that allows for grounding in the event a counterpoise is not used. Mounting points for ground wires are stainless steel and will not rust or corrode. The antenna collapses as shown, comes in a 9 x 7 camouflage travel bag and weighs a total of approximately 14 ounces.
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Feb 25, 2023
Very well built! Best one I've ever seen. Been talking all over the world since I got it.