Made in America with materials sourced from U. A 6 removable braided copper grounding strap with ring connectors An aluminum or copper grounding spike A BNC end protector cap. If available, QSO details will be enclosed.
Random Wire End Fed Variable Length 80-6M Portable QRP Ham Radio Antenna. The Variable Length Random Wire End Fed is a fantastic choice for Low Power Portable/Stealth/Emergency Operating up to 50 Watts. One original, newly fabricated, Variable Length Random Wire End Fed antenna as depicted in the photos, tested and described below. A 6 removable braided copper grounding strap with ring connectors. An coper/copper alloy grounding spike and alligator clip options.
A BNC end protector cap. A drawstring carry pouch as pictured. Check out our antennas operating in the field on and view some excellent ham radio content on YouTube by providers such as.
More great antennas can be found here. This antenna requires a tuner. I have always been a dipole guy. I have always believed that if you can put up a dipole you should.
I still believe that, but recently I experienced a set of circumstances that would. So while looking for solution I decided to go with a random wire antenna but add some features and incorporate our style and construction techniques. The Random Wire End Fed, sometimes called a "longwire". 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 can be 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 use it. Other configurations can be used including Inverted Ls, Vertical, long angle Zig Zags, "V"s and rhombic. Designed for portable use, but perfectly workable as a low power base station antenna, the matching unit is a 9:1 (450 ohm) T106-2 Powdered Iron Toroid, with trifilar winding as shown in the schematic above, set into a weatherized Flame Retardant ABS Hammond 1591 Flanged plastic enclosure. The wire used is 22 AWG UL 1007 stranded wire which makes this antenna light, portable, flexible and easy to setup. The integrated element is 35.5 feet long, slightly longer than a 1/4 wave on 40 Meters, which allows operation on that band.
The extension increases the overall length of the antenna to 70 feet which allows operation on 80 Meters. If you have the ability to extend the antenna that far, all bands 80-6 Meters are open to you.
If you find yourself operating in an area that cannot support the full length of the antenna, 40 through 6 Meters are still on the table. The Random Wire End Fed is somewhat directional, with radiation mostly running in-line with the antenna. VK6SYF has an excellent web page discussing this antenna and his site also offers a great deal of fantastic information... I mine up in a sloper configuration with the apex in the west and base and ground spike in the east and the results with 10 to 15 watts can be seen in the screenshots above. I ran the 35.5 foot integrated section alone at first and then added the extension operate on 80 meters.
Overall, I found it quite satisfactory although I won't be abandoning my dipole anytime soon. Inconvenient, out of the bag it will come. The antenna comes with a braided copper grounding strap and spike 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 12 ounces. The item "Random Wire End Fed Variable Length 80-6M Portable QRP Ham Radio Antenna" is in sale since Thursday, June 17, 2021. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Radio Communication\Antennas\Ham, Amateur Radio Antennas".
The seller is "timortiz" and is located in Waukegan, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.