EFHW-4010-HP 1500W Multi-Band End Fed Half Wave Antenna
This is an End-Fed Half-Wave (EFHW*) antenna for 40/20/15/10m bands. Unlike many END FED antennas on the market, this one does not require the Antenna Tuner to operate. It is resonant Half wave on 40m (7MHz) therefore also resonant on second, third and fourth harmonics. Due to High Impedance feed point, the antenna is less height dependent. You can put it up at 10 or 50 feet in the air without much change in VSWR values.
*This is perfect antenna for ALE HF-link stations, NVIS, MARS, ARES, EMCOMM etc.
Various installations such as horizontal, vertical, as inverted V, as inverted L, zigzag etc. are possible. Measured VSWRs in the gallery are taken with the antenna in an inverted V shape with the center of wire at 20 feet and ends at few feet above ground, your values could vary with way and height of installation.
See it in action at the video bellow…
- NO TUNER needed!
- NO counterpoise needed! (Grounding recommended*)
- Frequency coverage: 7-30MHz
- Resonant on 40/20/15/10m (WARC bands need Tuner)
- Wire length ~63 feet
- Power Handling: 1.5 kW I.C.A.S
- Stainless Steel hardware
- Stealth Marine #18 AWG black wire
- Connector: Silver/Teflon SO-239
*Grounding at the transformer box or end of the coaxial cable is recommended for protection of your equipment from an electrostatic buildup in order to prevent ESD- electrostatic discharge.
NOTE: grounding does not affect antenna tuning. If the transformer box is installed high above the ground , there is no need to route the ground wire from the box, instead just ground the coaxial cable at the entrance to your home or at the station.