7AYS, I do not think you quite understand what these fine folks are telling you, and perhaps you are being a bit narrow in your vision due to some common misconceptions. The last post you made said that you aren't going to use a tuned antenna. By that, and your earlier comments, it sounds like you mean a resonant dipole. OK, well don't!!! Thats fine. You are correct that a resonant, coax fed dipole only really works well on the band it is cut for, and if you are lucky it will perform well on two or three other bands. But let me tell you from experience...You will probably be unhappy with an end fed random wire. But what all of these people have been telling you is that you aren't out of other options that might work very well for you! Did you investigate Cecil/W5DXP's link to the ladder line fed doublet with his ladder line and switch tuning system? He is using pre-cut pieces of ladder line as matching stubs configured with switches to modify the length of his feedline. He's using his feedline to tune the antenna! Now, this isn't the easiest way to do it and I'm sure Cecil himself would tell you a commercial tuner or transmatch (with a balun) is an effective system too. But Cecil's antenna design proves one thing, a very efficient and effective multiband antenna CAN be built from a single "dipole". But this antenna NO LONGER is called a "dipole" whenever you feed it with BALANCED FEEDLINE instead of coax and use a matching system like Cecil's or a commercial tuner. Instead, it becomes a "DOUBLET". I've seen several folks suggest the doublet antenna to you, but I keep hearing you bypass that option. I think you may have a misconception about tuning a dipole because of your experience with coax. Well, THE COAX IS THE REASON YOUR ANTENNA BEHAVED POORLY. I've tuned coax fed dipoles myself, and rarely am I happy on any band other than the resonant band of the antenna's design!!! But any kind of balanced feedline (open wire with spreaders, twin lead, ladder line, even lamp cord or twisted pair has been used!!!) ...it will work better than coax when used multiband with a tuner!!! So what people are telling you, you have 200 feet of wire. Take 100 feet (or slightly more or less, there ARE optimal lengths) and make the two elements for a doublet. More is better. I think 130 feet (two elements 65 feet long each) is supposed to be optimal. I think I've also seen 121 feet or 88 feet used. OK, so that leaves you with at least 70 feet of extra wire. I don't know where your antenna support or shack are located, but you can use popsicle sticks evenly spaced to spread the wires and make your own "window line". If your antenna support is close to the shack, you might be able to get the antenna as high as 30 feet in the air with this method. But if you want to save time and effort, YOU CAN ALSO PURCHASE PRE-MADE LADDER LINE from a company like DX-engineering or "The Wireman". 450 ohm tends to be recommended but 300 ohm will work too. EVEN CHEAP RADIOSHACK TV TWIN LEAD WILL WORK and it is readily available. What everyone here is telling you is that this will be a VERY efficient antenna, you will make TONS of contacts on all bands (specifically, from experience, 40, 20, 30, 15, and 80 meters if you get it high enough, will be great bands for you. You might have trouble tuning one or two of the WARC bands, but even THOSE bands will be usable. With a very good tuner, you can even use this antenna on 6 and 2 meters with moderate success!!!! Nobody is trying to convince you to build a dipole. We are trying to convince you to not waste time with end fed and build a DOUBLET. We understand that some times, in some cases, an end fed is literally the only choice. I used one myself as recently as 3 months ago. But I knew from experience that there were WAY better antenna choices available to me, but I was trying to be stealthy. What I wound up with was RF in the shack and a lot of grief trying to mitigate it.