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End fed long wire for 160m to 6m from M0CVO


Well I’ve taken the plunge and bought an end fed long wire antenna to get something up in the air at my rented house. I bought the antenna from Waters and Stanton, it is just over 40m long and is made by M0CVO. The antenna looks like it is well made with a professional looking 9:1 Balun, it has a SO239 connection and an earth connection. The instructions state that you do not need to connect the earth connection, but it is recommended to connect it to deal with static.

I plan to string it up from the peak of the roof of the house and slope it down to the end of rear garden. I do have the option to get it higher and hang it from a tree out the front of the property. If I was really cheeky and I thought I could get away with it, there is a tall tree behind my neighbours garden but that would mean the wire crossing over their garden. I’m not sure that they would like that :-/

Allegedly the antenna is capable of operating between 160m and 6m with a good ATU. I just need to take the plunge now and see what complaints I get with this wire antenna.

Check back soon for my review of the antenna once I get it in the air.

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