This sale is for an LnR Precision (Par) End Fed EF-10/20/40 Trail Friendly antenna. LnR Precision (Par) End Fed antennas have been held in high regard among shortwave and HF band enthusiasts due to their reasonable cost, ease in mounting, and performance. This "Trail Friendly" antenna is a more portable version of the highly popular EF-10/20/40 MkII antenna that is more commonly used for base communications or where portable size and weight are not a factor.
Due to requests from a lot of QRP enthusiasts, traveling ham radio operators, and those hams who like to like to take their portable/handheld units backpacking or a trip to the woods, the folks at LNR Precision have supplied this tri-band antenna for such needs. The Trail Friendly is designed with both simplicity and portability in mind and can be used for up to 25 watts continuous power. The antenna totals 41 feet in length and requires no switching, ground, or tuner. LnR Precision made the Trail Friendly out of 26 gauge polystealth wire to assure that it is lightweight, easy-to-deploy, and strong. And in order to assist with this deployment and storage, the antenna comes supplied with a rewind bar.The matchbox is much smaller than that used for the standard tri-band Mk II version and the overall storage dimensions are 5.25" x 2" x 2.5 with an amazingly low weight of 3.5 oz. LnR Precision has made the antenna to be configured in a variety of ways such as a horizontal, inverted L, or sloper and each configuration will enable the listener to alter the transceiving characteristics of the antenna. Thus, you can experiment to see which configuration works best for you.
No ground plane or counterpoise is required and portable operation could not be easier. Simply hang the antenna over a tree limb, out of a window (enough to extend the antenna), or up in an attic. Ham operators who may wrestle with homeowner's agreements have even used these antennas for stealth listening/transmitting due to the easy-to-hide radial that can be disguised in a way that most other antennas can not.
If you would like to review the installation manual that gives additional information, you may see it here. The antenna output is via a silver/Teflon BNC connector which is ready to for connection to your transceiver. Here are the wonderful specs on this antenna. Bandwidth 20M: 500 kHz 1.5:1 V. Bandwidth 40M: 140 kHz 2.0:1 V.Bandwidth 10M: 900 kHz 1.5:1. So how do people who have used the LnR Precision wire antennas rate them? Well, out of 291 reviews on eHam, the variety of them got a 4.9 out of 5. And here is a second eHam listing where this antenna earns a solid 5.0 out of 94 reviews. The item "LnR Precision (Par) EFT-10/20/40 Trail Friendly Transceiver QRP EndFedz Antenna" is in sale since Sunday, October 20, 2019.
This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Radio Communication\Antennas\Ham, Amateur Radio Antennas". The seller is "bigapple59" and is located in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.