QRPGuys Mini No Tune End Fed Half Wave Antenna Build

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  1. WJ6F

    WJ6F Ham Member QRZ Page

    QRPGuys Mini No Tune End Fed Half Wave Antenna cover 80m - 10m, and can handle up to 10 watts. The QRPGuys Mini No Tune End Fed Half Wave Antenna is designed to be used without a tuner and give an SWR of ≤1.2 for any portion of the band. QRP Guys' tests have been favorable for ≤2.0 SWR or better for the entire band, except 80m. 80m can be optimized for the upper or lower portion of the band.


     
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  2. K0UO

    K0UO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    It looks like God's gift to the amateur world.

    1.2 SWR where you want it. Wow That's as good as my dummy load.


    73 from,
    The K0UO " Rhombic Antenna Farm" 2 miles of wire in the air
     
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  3. KC8UD

    KC8UD Ham Member QRZ Page

    I've gotta say, I've been using a 80 meter end fed half wave (EFHW) for the past three years as my primary antenna on all HF bands (80 - 6). It is a very impressively performing antenna and loads up with good SWR on all HF bands. I built mine with two FT240-43 cores glued together for a little more heat dissipation at 100 watts and it works great. I would imagine this smaller version would be a great performer for QRP operation. I'm a believer. It would be well worth making one.
     
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  4. G3SEA

    G3SEA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Nice ! :cool:
    G3SEA/KH6
     
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  5. NA4A

    NA4A Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Just built one for friend. They work fb
     

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  6. NI9Y

    NI9Y Ham Member QRZ Page

    I purchased a different kit about 15 years ago and you have encouraged me to build mine. Now I only have to fine the kit.
     
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  7. KI5ONL

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    good stuff, thanks for posting.
     
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  10. K4MID

    K4MID Ham Member QRZ Page

    It’s a great kit (like the others I’ve gotten from them) and I love the finished antenna, but it was a pain getting everything into that case and attached. Let’s just say that I recommend that no young kids are around to hear the words you may say.

    Good video, thanks for sharing.
     
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