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EFHW-8010

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4.97 out of 5 based on 68 customer ratings
(68 customer reviews)

Product Description

EFHW-8010 Multiband End Fed Half Wave Antenna

  • 130 Feet (39.6m) long
  • NO TUNER needed!
  • Perfect for ALE HFLink, ARES, EMCOM …
  • Resonant on 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10m
  • 1kW-ICAS max.
  • RG8X-50 & 100 ft coaxial cable options with $5 off

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EFHW-8010 Multi-Band End Fed Half Wave Antenna

This is an End-Fed Half-Wave (EFHW*) antenna for 80/40/30/20/17/15/12 and 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 80m (3.5MHz) therefore also resonant on second, third and fourth harmonics etc.  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. For Pole or tower installations additional installation hardware is available at our “Accessories” page.efhw-clamp-16

  • NO TUNER needed!
  • NO counterpoise needed! (Grounding recommended*)
  • Frequency coverage: 3.5-30MHz
  • Resonant on 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10m
  • Wire length ~130 feet
  • Power Handling: 1kW 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.

EFHW-8010

EFHW-8010 typical SWR

 

*Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES), ALE-Automatic Link Establishment (HFlink), MARS-The U.S. Army Military Auxiliary Radio System (AMARS), NVIS

Additional Information

EFHW-8010-1K

EFHW-8010-1K antenna only, EFHW-8010-1K with 50ft of RG8X coaxial cable, EFHW-8010-1K with 100ft of RG8X coaxial cable

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68 reviews for EFHW-8010

  1. 5 out of 5

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    Absolutely Amazing, Put it up at about 60 feet to 20 feet and it worked better than any Antenna (Non Beam) I have ever used. And you should see the pile of old G5RV’s I have.
    Try it, You will love it.
    Terry WF7E

  2. 5 out of 5

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    Works like a charm. Just like WF7E says, it works on all bands, easy up and no trimming needed. High end up about 30 feet, sloping down to about 6 feet. A well made product and should last many years. Thanks!
    Dave NR3E

  3. 5 out of 5

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    As a new Ham I was looking to have access to more bands than my dipole of 3 months would allow. I was also having a problem with noise and after speaking with Danny decided to order his EFHW-8010. My noise level dropped almost in half, my radio a ft-450D will tune on all the advertised bands for the antenna and I’ve had a lot of people ask me about what type of antenna I have after getting good single reports. It does what it says it will and more.

    John K3JAG

  4. 5 out of 5

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    I spotted this antenna online, and being a fan of end fed antennas I decided to give it a try. I’ve got 40m and 80m dipoles at my QTH, and combining them in a single antenna was appealing. Also, I use an ALS-600 no-tune amp and having an antenna with low SWR on multiple bands makes operation convenient. The EFHW-8010 can easily handle the 600W power output of my amp. Plus, the EFHW-8010 can serve as a backup antenna for my hex beam on the higher frequency bands.

    The antenna matchbox is installed at the top of a 17′ PVC mast. The antenna wire is supported at the midpoint by a 32′ fiberglass mast, and the end is tied off to a tree at 35′. I’ve got the matchbox grounded, and have installed a common mode choke at the feedpoint (which is possibly overkill).

    I checked SWR with my analyzer and on most bands it is excellent. The minumum SWR is less than 1.5 on the 10, 12, 15, 20 and 40 meter bands. Across the 12, 15 and 20m bands the SWR is less than 1.6. For 40m it’s 2.0 or less from 7.0 to 7.3 Mhz. On 80m, the minimum SWR is 1.6, and it is below 2.0 from the bottom of the band through 3.7 Mhz. The antenna doesn’t do quite as well on 17m and 30m (the harmonic relationship of these bands is a bit off) and SWR is 2.3 and 2.8 respectively.

    But SWR aside, how it performs is the important point. I’ve done comparisons to my 40m and 80m dipoles as well as my 6BTV multiband vertical and the performance is very similar. On some occasions the EFHW-8010 is a little better, and sometimes it’s not – but it’s close. So I can say the EFHW-8010 works very well.

    All in all, I’m very satisfied with the antenna. It works well, it’s multi-band, it complements my other antennas and is relatively easy to install being an end-fed.

    Roger, N5RWK

  5. 5 out of 5

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    I needed an effective low-band antenna that I could put up and keep the wife happy too. I wanted to string it partially between my two chimneys (about 40 ft) and stretch the rest of it into a tree in the far end of my back yard. Feeding it like a normal flattop involved coax and unsightly center insulator being visible. Danny, owner of My Antennas, a former antenna designer at Cush-Craft, suggested an end-fed design, the EFHW-8010 for this configuration. I always felt end-fed antennas had low angle radiation, but at lower heights (3 ft off my roof for part of it), it would have a lot of high angle radiation. Sure enough, it works like Gang Busters! SWR is 1.5:1 right where I use it most on 80 meters (after some trimming). The antenna works great and is hardly visible with #18 black wire. If you have a unique installation or just want a great antenna, check out Danny’s web site, http://www.myantennas.com. You will be very pleasantly surprised, and it handles the power too!

    Bob, W0TLX

  6. 5 out of 5

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    Hi Dany. On 16 November 2015 I ordered the EFHW-8010. On December 5, the antenna is then arrived. Everything had gone fine, but the customs in Italy wanted the antenna also 10 days inspect Hii …
    Now I could see the EFHW-8010 extensively test .In my Qth I work mostly on
    80/40 and because the antenna plays really great. Only the
    30 and 17mtr band I need the tuner from the TS 480, but this is due to the suspension of my Qth and not at the antenna. The last few years I had tested several antennas (Long Wire, City Windom ect.), But the
    EFHW- 8010 is my absolute favorite !!! The EFHW-8010 I will certainly recommend many Oms’ !!

    73 de IN3EBZ

  7. 5 out of 5

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    I bought this EFHW 80-10 antenna in early September 2015. I had it shipped to Wales, UK where I was on vacation. I installed it in a field on a farm, feed point at 15 ft and sloping to the top of a tree at 50 ft. I had several antennas that I could switch between – 40m loop, 80m loop, GAP TITAN all band vertical, 80m 1/4 wave vertical with 60 radials. I did daily tests for the 4 weeks while I was in Wales. The EFHW 80-10 consistently beat these other antennas in all directions and all distances. I also found it to be a relatively quiet antenna, I had it hooked up to a Flex-3000 SDR where it is very easy to compare SNR levels between antennas. The EFHW 80-10 was impressive both with low noise floor and average signal strength. I found it important to ground the box, using a quality and short as possible, thick wire to a good deep ground stake.

    I took it back home to South Africa, and installed it. I use it as a quick go-to antenna because my main antenna is a SteppIR DB18, 40 – 6m beam up at 65 ft. The SteppIR is a great antenna, but because it is a resonant mono-bander on only one frequency at any one time, I found using the EFHW very handy to spot for DX first, and then adjust the SteppIR to the band/frequency. I often don’t end up using the SteppIR for RX/TX, I just stay on the EFHW when signals are good.

    I also took my EFHW 80 – 10 on a DX-Pedition to Mozambique as C91B in October/November 2015. The plan was to put it up first – because it is an antenna that is VERY quick and easy to deploy, and then let the other operator use it while I constructed and put up other antennas – plans were for 2 el vertical yagi’s, loops, low band verticals etc. Well, it worked so well that we kept the EFHW 80-10 antenna as our only antenna, and didn’t put up any other antennas !!!! We had pileups to NA, Japan and Europe on 80m, and on 40 – 10m bands the pileup seemed to be never ending, to all parts of the world. Only observation, is to keep the power level below about 400 watts on 80/75m, especially on CW. The rest of the bands handle 1 KW without a problem on SSB and CW.

    The clear advantages of this antenna over other wire antennas:
    1. Easy and quick to deploy
    2. The feed point is at the end of the wire, allowing the antenna to be located close to the operating position – less coax cable required
    3. Low SWR on all bands
    4. Less feed line loss, due to low SWR and shorter coax cable run.
    5. Affordable
    6. Excellent customer service by Danny
    7. In exhaustive tests I have done, it has proved to be superior to other wire antennas, both in terms of SNR and also average signal strength.
    8. Small size when packed – perfect as a portable, field or travel antenna
    9. Visibly attractive – being end fed, it is more acceptable by HOA or the XYL – no ugly coax or open wire feeder exiting the centre of the antenna – as is the case with G5RV, ZS6BKW, dipole or OCF antenna.
    10. Only one support pole/tree required

    73
    John, ZS5J C91J A25J

  8. 5 out of 5

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    Just WOW. Ordered my EFHW-8010 on a Friday night, shipped on Saturday, arrived on Monday, hung it up on Tuesday. Feedpoint under the house eave at the peak (35ft), then a straight shot out to a tall Western Hemlock in the woods behind the back yard. Grounded (counterpoised?) as suggested; added a 8×8 coaxial air choke on the feedline by habit. Fired up the rig and the EFHW was < 1.4 across on all bands less 30M (~2:1), but my old IC-765's autotuner knocked that instantly down to 1.1:1.

    Called CQ with 5 watts on JT-65A. Sao Paulo, Brazil answered at -4dB. 11,000 km from my QTH.

    What else needs to be said? Quality construction. Excellent sales fulfillment. Delivers performance as promised. Virtually stealth; unless you look for it, you don't know it's there. It's a keeper.

    73 John K3JZ (ex WN3AIC, WB3AIC, AL7IN, WX3K) (ChOp W6ZZM, KL7IQE, W2AIR Mil Rec Stns)

  9. 5 out of 5

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    It is the first time that I see a website that allows FREE SHIPPING to Canada, I thought that it would cost me a lot for shipping, low and behold I was amazed to see the price of the EFHW-8010 did not include why shipping! I decided to buy this antenna and after looking on eham.net and some other websites showed me that the product and service were impeccable.
    I received confirmation by email of the status of my item, USPS Tracking number, etc…
    So far everything is going fine and awaiting the product.

    I will update on the product later after trying the product, but by the way I see it (EHAM.NET), it looks like everything will be fine!

    Thanks for your help and excellent service…

    VE2AAR

    73s

  10. 5 out of 5

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    Product arrived quickly, with shipping into western Canada. Opened the box, great looking antenna. Nice construction. Have yet to put it up in the air, but as soon as temperature climbs a bit, will install it (as a portable antenna, using my push up fibreglass pole, as I live in an HOA community, with lots of QRM) to try it out. Am looking forward to using it with my portable KX3 with minimal watt output, as well as my mobile station, a Kenwood TS-480HX with 200 watts output.

    Thanks again for the excellent service and FREE SHIPPING TO CANADA!!!!

    John – VE7JBT

  11. 5 out of 5

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    So now I’m submitting an actual review of my experience with this antenna, now that I’ve actually made some contacts using it, and the Elecraft KX3 radio. In two words, fabulous and exhilarating. This afternoon, after trying to be heard while I was running about 4 watts, and using a 12 meter long wire antenna (HyEndFed 4 band model, and it works really well, so I’m not finding fault with it), I decided to give this EFHW-8010 bad boy a try. It obviously requires a bit more of an effort to get it up in the air, as I’m working from a local park about 10 minutes walk from my home, and need to find trees that I can hand the antenna from. So after about 10 minutes, I’m ready to work the world with my little QRP rig. Made a few contacts, and was given some nice signal reports from Missouri, Arkansas, California, Northern BC and Alberta. My home is Penticton, BC, Canada, so a bit of Google Map work can tell you the distance those QSO’s were. One station in particular, VE6TU (George, near Edmonton Alberta) was even able to hear me when I turned the power down to 500 milliwatts. Amazing. OK, the conditions have to permit that sort of low power work, but this antenna now gives me lots of confidence that I CAN WORK QRP, and that does make me feel pretty happy.

    Look forward to working you someday, using this antenna and my KX3! Thanks MyAntennas.com

  12. 5 out of 5

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    We used this antenna for our Winter Field Day operations January 30-31, 2016. We strung it up as a sloper with the end at the top of a hose tower at the Cambridge, WI fire department. We ran the feedline to a quadplexer setup for 80/40/20/15M and ran four rigs simultaneously at 100W on it.
    Previously we had used a multiband fan dipole, the end fed was much easier to setup and get on the air.

  13. 4 out of 5

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    My first longwire. Ran it from my house (North) to an outbuilding (South). My noise level dropped substantially. This is a no nonsense antenna..Very happy with it…

  14. 5 out of 5

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    I’ve been using he EFHW-8010 for about 3 months now. It’s pretty much a flat-top at around 25 feet. I operate as Net Control station on the South Carolina Single Side Band Net on 3.915 MHz twice a month, and I’m getting the best signal reports ever. This is compared to my full-size 75 meter dipole at similar height. I’m only using 100 watts and easily covering the state, and well into neighboring states. I do need the tuner at this end of the band, however, but it is right on the money on the 80 meter end. I have worked DX on 80 meters with my 100 watts.
    It’s also been used on a few contests this year on digital modes and SSB, and compares favorably, and often exceeds the performance of the 5 band vertical, and my ladder-line fed 160 meter dipole, which used to be the king of my multi-band antennas.
    Construction is great, SWR is as advertised on all bands, including WARC. Highly recommended. it could be the only HF antenna you need!

  15. 5 out of 5

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  16. 5 out of 5

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    I called My Antennas with a few questions about their EFHW-8010 in regards to my particular installation needs. I spoke with Danny, not only was he a gentleman and very helpful, he was VERY knowledgeable and a pleasure to do business with! He not only answered my questions, he asked me questions and made some recommendations based on my response. After 45 minutes or so we decided on an inverted L configuration to mount the EFHW-8010, with the feed point above the door of a walk out basement, then vertically for 20 feet to the roof overhang and terminating in a tree at approximately 35 feet high. He also told me to request an additional end insulator in the purchase notes to keep the wire away from the house at the top of the L ( he threw this in at NO CHARGE!). The antenna arrived before expected and I was impressed with the quality of construction and workmanship. I had the antenna mounted in less than two hours(sacrificing several hundred feet of 20lb fishing line and numerous sinkers). Attached the ground and coax, hooked it to my meter and rig and began testing. I have to admit I was very skeptical of the claims of an “all band antenna, no tuner required”. Well the results were much better than I expected, 80m 1:1 at 3.500 to 4:1 at 4.000, 40m 1:1 entire phone portion, 20m 1:1 entire phone portion, 17m 1.6:1 phone, 15m 1.3:1 at low end to 1:1 at upper end phone, 12m 1.3:1 phone and 10m ranged from 2.5:1 to 1.7:1(fortunately the 1.7:1 was from 28.300 to 28.500). All I can say is WOW! This antenna far exceeded my expectations! I have built countless antennas over the last four decades so I was feeling a little guilty for “buying” a commercially made wire antenna. Well not anymore! This guy is good at what he does! I am certain I could adjust the length a little and get a good SWR at the upper end of 80m but why tempt fate and mess up the bands I use the most. How convenient to just key up anywhere from 40m to 12m without using a tuner, besides for those 80m rag chews the tuner can match it easily. Once the testing was completed I began tuning through the bands, heard a station working 17m so I gave a call and he responded on the first try giving a 5X9 report from Bogotá Columbia. Over the next few days I made several contacts in Spain, Ireland, Italy, Slovenia, Lithuania, Czech Republic and Norway using between 10 and 50 watts all giving 5X7 and 5X9 reports. I know that band conditions were very favorable but doing A\B testing against a Mosley Classic 33 at 65 ft. the difference was not that great. An added bonus, I had to walk the Mrs. underneath it and have her look up before she even knew it was there, very stealthy! Being to old and fat to climb anymore the entire process was conducted from the ground or via second floor window. In summation, if you are in the market for an antenna that is easy to put up, has unlimited deployment options, doesn’t offend pesky neighbors or HOA Nazi’s, works just like advertised and is just plain fun to use you should consider one of Danny’s antennas. When was the last time you had a business owner spend nearly an hour identifying your needs whether their product met them or not? I’m already saving my pennies and making plans to purchase another one for 160m!

  17. 5 out of 5

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    Antenna theory is well known — large, high, 1:1 SWR — there is no magic. That said, we moved last summer from 5 rural acres in Auburn CA [70′ tower, beams, multiple wires] to a small suburban lot in an HOA-regulated community [nothing above the 6′ fence, yada-yada-yada, we all know]. I can and do operate remote to W7RN with a very high Coefficient of Aerial Aluminum, but W7RN is shared with others, and remote-over-IP does have its little glitches. I purchased the 80-10 EFHW and strung it along the top of the fence on electric-fence insulators. It works. SWR conforms to Danny’s specs on all bands, my K3 is happy even without the ATU. I haven’t hooked up the KPA500 yet, a bit worried about nuking the neighbor’s dog in the run on the other side of the fence, but I will get to it. As Danny says, at 6′ height, it is NVIS, and mega-DX is probably not on my horizon at least until Cycle 25. But, I can work all my west coast friends with ease. It is very well constructed, looks like it will survive the N. Nevada winters just fine, and it truly performs as advertised. 73, Fred [aka “Skip”], K6DGW Sparks NV

  18. 5 out of 5

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    I have had the EFHW-8010 for a week now. When I initially strung up the antenna, I had it as a sloper, with the end at 8′ above the ground the insulator end at about 48′. Hooked up my MFJ-259C and SWR wouldn’t get below 3:1 on any band. Scratching my head I took it down, reread the instructions and set it up as an inverted V, with the apex at roughly 45′. The ends are about 5′ above the ground. Check SWR again, and most of the bands were at 1.8:1 to 2.0:1. My tuner handled the rest.

    If I have time this weekend, I am going to try inverted L, and see if that lowers the SWR any lower, and do away with the tuner. Great product, rugged enough for Michigan winters 🙂

  19. 5 out of 5

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    I was very skeptical of a multiband end fed antenna with a matching transformer, But after putting this antenna in the air (About 20′ feet at the high end and 8′ at the low end) it far exceeds my expectations.
    The SWR on 40, 20, and 15 meters is flat across the entire band. SWR is as advertised on other bands.
    It actually works and I would recommend this to anyone who lives in an antenna restricted area.

    73, John KA5CAV

  20. 5 out of 5

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    Great antenna. I have been talking into New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii, Japan, South Africa, Europe and all over the US on 100 watts with the EFHW 8010 antenna. I mounted it at 43 feet to 19 feet above the ground at a slope . All the above in 10 days.
    Barry, KK6ZZR

  21. 5 out of 5

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    Hi, My name is James F. Matthews and this is my first review on anything. Mr. Danny Horvat, as for me, is a genius. I am very much excited about this antenna, the EFHW-8010. This, as for me and my situation, is hands down the very best solution for mo second floor apt. with balcony. Right now I am on the air with only a 60 ft. length of the wire with an swr of 1:1 making contacts to Italy, Germany, Austria,Virgin Islands and many more. My radio is an icom 756 pro 3 and with setup I don’t have to even use the built-in tuner to operate. I really cannot see where anyone would have any difficulty operating with this antenna. My sincere thanks to Mr. Horvat for this product along with the professional support and sincere concern for his customers.

    James, KC2UFC, Orlando, Florida.

  22. 5 out of 5

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    I have had the EFHW-8010 since February of 2016, and all I can say, is that it is an amazing wire antenna. I used it mainly for 40 and 80, which has surpassed any other wire antenna that I have used. To my surprise, it also works well on 160. The antenna was put up in an inverted V configuration onto an oak tree in my back yard. The pinnacle of the inverted V was up at approximately 52 feet. I have worked most of Europe on 80 meters, and no problem on 40meters…I have also worked the caribbean and south america on 160 during a contest. The antenna and balun is well made and constructed. The customer service is fantastic. I ran into a problem with the wire assembly recently, which was totally my fault. I contacted Danny, and he replaced the wire free of charge immediately.. The man stands behind is product…If you want to put a wire up, well this is the one for you .

  23. 5 out of 5

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    I used the EFHW-8010 during my last dxvacation to Sint Mateen.
    PJ7BH made 1400 QSO’s and woked 77 countries in less than one week.
    I used a TS480HX no tuner 200W into the EFHW-8010 between two coconuts trees
    at around 4 meters above the ground. I was at 3 m from the sea shore at pointe blanche
    Pllipsburgh.
    The antenna is very good on all band. The SWR is good les than 1.8 everywhere
    between 10 and 80m. This is the best antenna if you want to travel with your radio.
    I be back somerewhere with in the Caribbean very soon.
    73
    Laurent FM5BH PJ7BH J79BH

  24. 5 out of 5

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    Put this 8010 antenna up, box is 12′ off ground with a ground going to a 6′ ground , then I have a pulley up in tree abt 40′ away,I put a 2″ grey coupling on the pul up rope it goes from 12′ to abt 40′ angled up then comes out the coupling sloping the rest of way down to abt 6′ off the ground at the end, I have a 650′ dipole and 450′ loop, it’s swr is just as described 80m 1:1:1 on cw part every band operates without tuner, only a little high on 30 like advertised got it running different direction of my other two, and will pick up people the other directions won’t, when something happens to the loop or long dipole I’ll replace it with another of these great antennas, got a pile of old antennas, this is the best antenna I ever bought,you won’t be disappointed with it,if you are it’s not up right, buy one you will not use a g5rv again
    Rodney
    N4RAY

  25. 5 out of 5

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    Just following up. 33 days and 41 countries on 100 watts with my Kenwood TS 480 SAT radio. My feed point is at 43 feet AGL on a grounded metal pipe mast and the loose end slopes down to 29 feet. The loose end points toward S. America from the Sacramento area. I have contacted Japan, Venezuela, Cuba, Honduras, Tumor, Australia, South Africa, Costa Rica, Chile, Canada, Indonesia, South Cook Islands, Uruguay, Austria, Czech republic, New Zealand, Hawaii, Spain, U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, French Polynesia, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Guam, Canary Islands, Wallis/Futuna Islands, Russia, Brazil, Italy, Ecuador, Martinique, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Easter Island, Lithuania, and Bolivia. I have also contacted a number of US states. NEED I SAY MORE! I just ordered the EFHW 16040 to gain the 160 meters, as a second wire antenna (the radio has 2 antenna connections). I’m not too sure, but I just added a 50 foot counterpoise wire at the base of the mast and may have gained a little performance.
    And I just got a new call, WJ6N…………………………..73

  26. 5 out of 5

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    Amazing antenna , only 35 ft up and zigzag . Even works on 160 with a lil tweaking of my mfj 969 :D. Great customer service too

    David
    W4OW

  27. 5 out of 5

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    I purchased the EHFW-1080 thinking I could somehow fit it on my property…. no way.

    I called Danny and told him that I just couldn’t make it fit my property and I wanting to purchase the antenna portion of the 40-10 model and just change it out.

    Without a moments pause Danny said, “It will be sent out today.” That was the conversation.

    Yesterday it arrived. No charges of any kind.

    I have been a ham now for 63 years and I can tell you that this is A+ customer service. Thank you Danny.

  28. 5 out of 5

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    Between 05-18-16 to present, 06-20-16, I have logged 51 countries on my QRZ log using the EFHW 8010 antenna with 100 watts. I have received some great signal reports. I installed mine with the feed point at 43 feet on a metal pipe mast and the other end slopes down to 29 feet to a shorter metal pipe mast.

    73 de WJ6N

  29. 5 out of 5

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    I’ve had this gem of an antenna up for about 6 months now, and wanted to give it some time before I posted a review.
    I generally love wire antennas, but this EFHW-8010 is truly awesome. With 100 watts or less, I’ve been making some very nice contacts, both DX and stateside.
    My configuration is an Inverted-L, with the vertical up about 30 feet, and the horizontal out about 90 feet to a tree 40 feet high. I then have a 10′ “tail” end extended away from the tree.
    While not a perfect “L”, its performance is outstanding.
    SWR is less than 2:1 across all bands, typically 1.5:1 or less, however it needs a bit of tuning help on 80 and 30 meters.
    I use 100 feet of RG-213/U and a copper ground rod. No other counterpoise or radials.
    As I mentioned, I’ve been using the EFHW-8010 for about 6 months, and I couldn’t be happier with its performance across all bands in all modes.

    Another very important consideration is the customer service from Danny – E73M. I had many questions prior to purchase, and he spent quite a bit of time with me discussing configurations, antenna theory, and even how this EFHW could be modeled.
    Danny is a great guy, and designs very very good antennas!
    The antenna has made it through a bad New Jersey winter and windstorms just fine. Construction is solid and you can see Danny’s attention to quality.
    If anyone wants details on my QSOs and my EFHW-8010 configuration, please feel free to email me.

  30. 5 out of 5

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    Fantastic antenna!! after mounting it up 50ft in a tree and stretching the remainder of the wire in an inverted L, wow lots of contacts.. Even got Birmingham England….
    Had some issue with mounting in the beginning, but the support from Dan was amazing,, He walked me through all kinds of ideas until we “Got It Right”. The Antenna is Super. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants a great antenna, easy to install, and concealable.
    Thanks Again Dan

  31. 5 out of 5

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    I had my eye on the EFHW 8010 for sometime before the March QST review. I purchased 2, one to replace my mediocre performing G5RV, the 2nd for my summer home. After installation and SWR sweep on all bands (highest was 1.8 without tuner), my first contact was Israel, my report: 5/9; second contact 5 minutes later was Italy. Now, most salted amateurs would say ” just good band conditions”. My response is: even the poorest band conditions bring great DX with this antenna! If I can hear ’em, I can work ’em- barefoot! I have an R7 vertical I use for comparison. The EFHW8010 is at least 3 to 5 S units quieter, and brings in signals the R7 doesn’t even hear. Well done MyAntennas for a great performing multiband longwire! It’s worth every penny, built with quality materials, and will last many years. Incidentally, Dan Horvat, N4EXA/E73M, the owner of MyAntennas was an antenna designer for Cushcraft. Here’s the best part: the EFHW8010 requires NO
    RADIALS- just 1 ground wire for electrostatic discharge.

  32. 5 out of 5

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    The antenna is awesome. Had a G5RV Lite and there is no comparison. The antenna a was up for a short time when it broke. I sent an email at 10:30 in the morning explaining what happened and at 11:00 I received a UPS shipping notice and a email that a replacement was on the way. That type of customer car ois very rare. I am getting ready to order another antenna once my tpwer is up. Thank you for a great product and awesome customer care.

    Gerry N3GWC.

  33. 4 out of 5

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    I got this antenna and love it, works very well. If you need one get it you well love it.. it is the best for the money,this will make you happy..

  34. 5 out of 5

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    FANTASTIC ANTENNA. I operate a Yaesu FTDX-1200 with AT and a Kenwood TS-440SAT and received great reports with both radios on the EFHW-8010. I mostly use 80, 40 and 20 meters with 100 watts out, and have found this antenna will “auto tune” with either radio’s built in tuners anywhere from 10 to 80 meters on amateur HF bands with surprising results. The perfect solution to my HF antenna problem in a housing area that doesn’t allow antennas. The antenna is in the back yard strung out about 65 feet then makes a 90 degree turn with a section about 30 feet then one more 90 degree turn back toward the match box about 40 feet. The highest point of the antenna is 14 feet off the ground about 30 feet from the match box. The rest of the antenna is only 5 to 6 feet above the ground. I have been a ham for over 30 years and highly recommend this antenna for performance and simplicity. 73’s de NO8X.

  35. 5 out of 5

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    Spent most of the day yesterday 9/17 installing the 8010 EFHW. The match box is hanging on a 6′ plastic fence about the center of the West property line bonded to a 8′ ground rod and fed with 25′ of coax. It then runs South from there about 25′ or 30′ to a pushup pole up at 20′, turns East for 70′ to a tree also up about 20′, and then turns North to the pushup pole on the East property line holding a HF vertical at 18′ and is terminated below the vertical at around 12′.

    I spent a minute and took only one scan on 80M with a Rig Expert AA-30. It showed a 1.7 at 3.650. I have a General license and would like it higher. It reads around 4.1 up around 3.950. Ok, so maybe I will get around to scanning and recording the resonant points for other bands and then shorten the wire a little to see what happens.

    On the great side and why I am not so quickly going the shortening route, my LDG auto tuner easily brings the SWR down to 1 to 1 (according to both the radio’s SWR meter and the LEDs on tuner) anywhere on any band the wire is engineered to be used on. I have to put the AA-30 on that to check out.

    Late Saturday afternoon (in the Shack cooling down from a day in the sun) I tried a couple of PSK contacts on 20M and got USA, Canada, Check Republic, Austria, and Australia stations all at 25 watts. Looks like it will work DX on that mode. Also worked several voice stations out as far as California. I heard lots of voice DX, but had enough Ham radio for the day and just don’t enjoy competing in goofy the pileups.

    Spent some time Sunday 9/18 on 80M this morning and checked into the Early Bird Net at 3.940 and got S9/S10+ from Ohio. The band was experiencing a lot of QSB and static discharges at the time.

    I think this antenna will prove to offer good bang for the buck and will have no issues being my primary go to antenna. I find no fault or issues with manufacture published expectations and the results with my installation.

    73
    N2QGV

  36. 5 out of 5

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    Shipped and arrived quickly. I configured it up about 50 feet. An amazing antenna with great performance on all bands. First tested with my KX3, great results with excellent reports, running only 15 Watts. Fantastic.
    73
    K8RQX

  37. 5 out of 5

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    Saw an ad on Facebook for this antenna. Talked to a ham friend about how good the reviews were for practically operating tuner free. Decided to purchase one based on the reviews. Never bought an antenna before except for two meter mobiles, always used a 80 meter loop with a tuner or dipoles. Pleasantly surprised that the EFHW 8010-1K lives up to stated operation and the reviews are 100 percent accurate. I charted the SWR across all the bands and sent it to my friend and brother, they both ordered their own antennas. Planning on ordering another one in the future for field day ops or a go box for camping trips.

  38. 5 out of 5

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    I live in an antenna restricted QTH and for four years have used random wires and a 9:1 unun…A friend got an 8010,after hearing the results I ordered one..My layout is far from optimum,inverted L and sloping to roof..I had a tough time at first with 20 meters,after help from Danny I took LDG tuner off line and no more problems…My yeasu 450D internal tuner tunes all bands and freqs 80 thru 10..Tx is especially better than the random wire and Unun..I finally got NZ..Cook Islands,First night on,at best,fair conditions, I got Moscow,slovenia,Brazil and lithuania..100 watts,I have no amp…This antenna works as stated by reviews and ads…I’m very pleased to be able to work so many stations I could not before..Thanks Danny for improving an old idea and making it affordable..Bob/KF7WMM in Wa. state

  39. 5 out of 5

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    Just an update….I’m up to 81 countries with the 8010 antenna from the Sacramento area with 100 watts. Some of the latest have been Norfolk Island, Easter Island, Anguila, Pitcairn Island, St. Pierre and Falkland Islands. The antenna was put into use in late April 2016. Feedpoint at 43 feet (AGL) sloping down to 29 at the loose end which points S.E.

  40. 5 out of 5

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    Just upgraded to new Kenwood TS590 and anxious to get on the air Wanted quick and east install. The EFHW 8010 sounded like the answer. and it is! First antenna I’ve bought
    Mounted the terminal box about six feet on the side of the house and used two 4 foot ground rods.
    My XYL(WA1ZNZ) helped me with stringing the wire from a 10 foot roof-top mast up through a couple of 70-80 ft oak trees. The end is above ten feet above ground. Loads up on ALL bands with the internal TS-590 tuner
    on all bands.

  41. 5 out of 5

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    I’VE BEEN OFF THE AIR FOR SEVERAL YEARS WHILE INVOLVED WITH BAND AND ORCHESTRAS AND NOW BACK ON THE AIR. I’ve worked many European and US West Coast stations barefoot. The Kenwood rig’s tuner does it all. Been a Ham for 60 years so its great to simplify
    I’m really pleased that the antenna is “invisible” in the sky as we live in suburbia. It exceeded my expectations as works as advertised.

  42. 5 out of 5

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    Got this up today and am very happy. I have a Yaesu FTdx1200 and an LDG autotuner which I probably do not need and may take out of the mix and use my transceiver’s built in tuner. This surpasses my expectations and I am very happy it!

    Still testing but great results on 80, 40 and 20 so far and will try out 10 in the morning. Orientation is northeast to southwest as a flatop I may switch my routing around a bit but was running out of daylight so I went for simple.

    Oddly the sticker is on upside down but at 20 feet up my old eyes can’t tell the difference and I think it works even better that way (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.)

    G5RV is coming down, I will never use it again unless I take it out on a field day exercise.

  43. 5 out of 5

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    I have had this up for several months now and really enjoying the multi-band coverage. It is setup as a flat top at around 40ft SW to NE over a back yard and SWR is 1.5:1 or less on 10/12/15/17/20/40/80. Contacts all over the US and Europe. Very satisfied and would highly recommend!

  44. 5 out of 5

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    Well, I purchased the 8010 about 2 months ago, but didn’t have an opportunity to install it. Well yesterday I finally got it installed temporarily. Ends at about 6ft, center about 28feet. Works as advertised on all bands. I’ll be trying different configurations as time goes on. Bought the antenna initially for LightHouse and Light Ship weekend in August, so after just having it on the air for a day, it will be my antenna of choice, as well antenna of choice for any portable HF operation I do. Great product and it works as advertised.

  45. 5 out of 5

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    Amazing performance! I’ve been using a Superpole DP2 portable dipole for a long time now at 14ft high off the ground. My antenna works well for a shortened antenna, but for 20 meters and lower contacts are few because of the low height and power 5 watts,my radio is the Yaesu FT817ND.
    I wanted to have an antenna that I could set up and take down quickly,and would work on all HF bands without needing a tuner and have to take down and adjust every time I change bands. This antenna fits all the requirements and Swr is low on all bands except on 20 meters and 80 meters but within workable limits. I have the high end at 14ft off the ground at the rear of my house sloping down where about 3/4 of it is 6ft off the ground at the front of my house. Under poor conditions I’ve made several contacts on 20 meters and contacts on 80 meters that have been difficult before. Two contacts one to Oregon 15 meters and one to Florida 20 meters my signal was S9+!! never given that to anyone before! I’ve worked three new country’s Nambia on 20 meters sent 5/1 Anguilla on 17 meters 5/6 and French Guiana on 20 meters 5/7! So what more can I say? I wish I had known about this antenna earlier I would have bought this instead of using a small compromise antenna for HF. Under poor conditions works excellent can’t wait to submit another review when band conditions are good but that may be a while!
    Anthony Thorpe KG5BJV thank you 73.

  46. 5 out of 5

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    We won First Place in the USIslands QSO party in August 2016 using this antenna. See our pic on http://www.usislands.org ! We are club station W4CN. The antenna was temporarily mounted about 15′ high across its length. Rig was a FT-991 barefoot. We had 174 QSO’s in 41 states, 4 provinces on 20 and 40 phone (the only bands open), in one day from 10:30~6:30 pm, using generator power much like a FD setup. The balun box felt a little warm when we took it down at the end; not unexpected. No tuner was used. No ground was attached to the balun box. We have also used this antenna for FD 2016 with very good results. It is now draped in the back yard cedar trees in an inverted U, as a stealth setup. Am buying the EFHW-8010HP next.
    Thanks, 73 WX8V, Greg

  47. 5 out of 5

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    As a new General class, I was overwhelmed with the multitude and variety of multi-band antennas to choose from. Amazing-Is all I can say. Easy installation-end is 30 feet in a tree and the 12 ft at the shack! Looking forward to making many QSO’s!
    Thanks
    73, K5YNC, Susan

  48. 5 out of 5

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    This is an excellent antenna which works flawlessly and accurately. It is well worth the money if you are looking for a ready-made end fed antenna. I placed my order for the antenna late at night on December 24th, the antenna was shipped from Florida to Oregon, and arrived December 28th in the afternoon. After checkout, I realized I purchased the 8010P model when I meant to purchase the 80101K. I sent an email to Danny explaining my mistake and he informed me there would be no problem changing the order. I received the 1K at no additional cost, demonstrating excellent customer service. I am very happy with the product and, as needs arise in the future, I will be purchasing more products from myantennas.com…

  49. 5 out of 5

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    Purchased and installed the EFHW 8010 1kW in October 2016. The transformer box and antenna wire connections are very good quality and assembled well. Setup is as a flat top diagonally NW to SE across my back yard from top of an old TV tower along the side of the house to a maple tree. Height is about 25 feet with 6 feet or so at the far end pointed directly down (yard is just a bit too small). SWR’s are only slightly above those advertised, I’m sure due to the lack of height and the far end alignment, but performance has been solid. Typically running 50w to 75w (100w max) on two different rigs, I have worked stations from 160m through 6m, with tuner help on 160 and 6 and only a few other spots depending on the rig used. Signal reports have been very good, especially in local and regional nets on 80m, and my DX contacts from the Left Coast to S. America to E. Europe have reported strong signals. Even worked my first AM QSO with the N1BCG special event on 25w with a 5/9 report! I am very pleased with the product!!

  50. 5 out of 5

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    I purchased the EFHW-8010 some time ago and am completely awed by the performance. I consistently get “good signal” from contacts on the Oregon Emergency Net. I had been using a vertical but this antenna is great!!!!!

    Jerry, KG7CXO

  51. 5 out of 5

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    I just upgraded from a EFHW-4010-1KW to a EFHW-8010-1KW over the last couple of days.
    I went to the 8010 for the extra bands. I was completely satisified with the 4010 antenna.
    My current configuration is 30-feet up @ both ends, and a 8-foot ground rod and I’m using LMR400 coax, I added some ferrite cores at the balun end of the coax.
    My transceiver is a Flex-3000 currently running barefoot direct to the antenna. The antenna tunes up on all bands with the built in auto tuner with no problems (except 30M/17M/12M it takes the built in tuner a little longer to tune). All SWR readings are very close to the publicized specs on the website.
    I will be installing my AL811 amp inline this week.
    I recomend this antenna and the 4010 antenna.

  52. 5 out of 5

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    Hello I am running a EFHW8010 antenna and it tunes and performs great for me the only problem I am having it will not the very top of the 80 meter band from 3.920 to 3.999 but I am trying to find out how to tune it to resolve this problem otherwise this antenna is awesome and the performance it great, I have bout 4 of these antennas and the afore mentioned problem is it but I really like this antenna and I would highly recommend this antenna to my friends and fellow hams.

    thanks for a great product 73, Jim Pickett N9EYG

  53. 5 out of 5

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    This is an incredible antenna.I put it up in a inverted L fashion and the swr is just as the website advertises with great reports. Way better than my old R5 vertical (took it down). The best part is it is made here in the USA.

  54. 5 out of 5

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    Received my EFHW-8010-1K on 2 Feb ( 1 day early than expected) installed on 3 February ! Even better than I had expected. Have used G5RV for 25 years, not any more. This is the real deal. My property is only 50 by 150 with 4 towers and steel roofs on all buildings. No problems. If I could give you 6 stars I would. 73 Smitty K5UOT.

  55. 5 out of 5

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    I bought the EFHW 8010 antenna a couple of weeks ago. I was skeptical. I was wrong. I was so skeptical that I also purchased a remote tuner to go with it. When I put up the antenna, the tuner worked like mad to tune it and kept locking up. I contacted Danny and he asked me to remove the tuner. I did and the antenna worked. I raised the antenna another 15 feet and it worked better. It isn’t designed to work 30 meters, not being a sub-harmonic of 80 meters, so I added the tuner at the radio. That flattened out the response across all of 80 meters and 30 meters works now.

    This antenna works so well for me that I’m afraid to give signal reports to guys running hundreds of Watts because my signal tends to be +10 to +20 better than theirs.

    I only run 19.5 Watts!

    I don’t want to embarrass them and that’s the truth.

    I believe this antenna needs the coax shield to really work right. Mine is 50 feet of LMR-400 laying on the ground under the house (crawlspace). The remote tuner was interfering with that.

    I was a skeptic, now it’s my secret weapon.

    K5WVA

  56. 5 out of 5

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    We spend much of the winter in Aruba and last year I took a rig and used an end fed LW with an SGC-230 auto tuner for multiband operations. This worked OK, but meant taking along some additional gear. A friend suggested trying the EWHW-8010 1K as a simpler solution for multiband use, so I bought one to try. At the home QTH it worked well as an inverted-L. I also fashioned an OCF 80 Meter inverted-V for comparison. Both worked much better than I ever expected. The main station antenna is a 3-EL SteppIR with 30/40M element at 50 feet and while neither of the wire antennas played as well, I was very surprised at how well they did work.

    I decided to take the EFHW along to Aruba along with an MFJ-1913 28′ telescoping fiberglass pole and an IC-7300. The EFHW was the best choice for light weight, ease of setup and effectiveness. I should add that I was concerned about having enough space to string up the full 80 M version, so I cut a wire and wound a coil for a 40 M version in case space was an issue. As it turned out, the 80M had to be strung with a lot of bends and twists to fit the property and after making a number of QSO’s, I decided to replace it with the shorter 40M wire. This was strung as an inverted-V with the apex on top of the 28′ mast and the ends about 6′ off the ground. There was no ground connection available, so none was used. Good news is that both wires presented an SWR within the range of the IC-7300 internal tuner. But, the better news is how well it played. Since beach time, snorkeling, shopping and other vacation activities took first priority, operating time was limited to less than optimum times of day. Even so, there were more than 600 QSO’s logged in a month including a lot of nice DX (e.g. E5, TA, etc.) and even had a ball playing with some of the contests where I was able to break some good pile ups. I honestly cannot imagine a better antenna configuration for multiband operation that is so simple to set up yet is a great performer. We already have a house reserved in Aruba for next winter and the EFHW antenna will be making the trip again.

    https://www.qrz.com/db/K3DMG/P4

  57. 5 out of 5

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    I have been using the EFHW10-80 for approximately 18 months, and all I can say is that it is the best wire antenna around. I have logged over 800 40/80 meter SSB phone contacts. I have also worked close to 500 digitals contacts also on 40/80 meters. i have worked Australia, South Korea. Japan on 40 meters from NYS on this antenna. I use my hexbeam for 10-20. My wire snapped about 10 months ago in a storm, Danny replaced it free of charge. From a 1 thru 10 , this antenna is a 11…I can not say anything bad about this antenna and Danny…..This is the one to buy. 73, Gil

  58. 5 out of 5

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    The EFHW-8010-1K is my first HF antenna. I love it. The price was right & very easy set up. Have made good contacts on 10mtr local, 17 mtr to South America & 40 & 80 mtrs all across the USA from Massachusetts. Even with the 40 & 80 mtr bands being bad this past week. I have made some good contacts to the mid West with good sig.reports. I only run about 90 watts & have had better reports then the big guns running amps with 500 to 1000 watts. The EFHW -8010-1K is my antenna of choice for my location. It is about 25 ft off the ground strung in an L. I have a small back yard.
    KA1MSV 73’s

  59. 5 out of 5

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    I recently purchased and installed the EFHW-8010. I never used and end fed antenna before. I am very impressed. It performs just as the specs said. SWR is low across all the bands.
    I have mine installed as a horizontal L. Runs 30ft out than a right turn for the remaining 100ft. High end is 32 ft and the low end is 25ft. I have compared this to the G5RV I have been using and the EFHW-8010 is far superior. Tnx Danny for a great product.

    KA2CAQ

  60. 5 out of 5

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    I purchased the EFHW-8010-HP. The ends are mounted at about 12 ft. above the ground. The apex is at 35 feet in kind of an inverted vee configuration. The results compared to my G5RV Jr. are outstanding across the bands. Also, I now have 80 meter capability that I didn’t have before. Thanks for a great product!!

    Eric, N9KDB

  61. 5 out of 5

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    We are using this antenna just few days, but results are excelent! We used many multiband wire antennas before, but no one like this.
    Congratulations!

    4O6KOP-Radio club Herceg Novi
    Tested and written-4O6DU

  62. 5 out of 5

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    Bought this antenna last week, arrived 3 days earlier than expected! Gave me enough time to install it on the weekend. The antenna is up on a pole 35 feet and the far end is on another pole out in the field running North and South. Works Great. In less than 1 hour I made contacts all over the US. Band conditions haven’t been the best as we all know but this sucker gets out. This is my fist wire antenna purchase. In the future I think I may buy another and run it the opposite direction. Love this antenna. KG7YSE

  63. 5 out of 5

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    I have been using this for about a year now though the Minnesota winter. It has out performed my Hustler BTV4 vertical in most places. This is really as good as it claims to be. Just buy it and get on the air. Then you can worry about your tower project or other things while you fall in love with this!

    KD0SGX

  64. 5 out of 5

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    The EFHW-8010 works great. So far I have used it on 80, 75, 40 and 20. I have it mounted on the 4 by 4 that comprises the corner of the screen porch nearest the deck. I can easily reach the coax connection so it can be disconnected when the antenna is not in use. I have the transformer grounded to an 8 foot copper rod that is driven into the ground. The connecting solid bare copper wire is #6 AWG. That end of the wire is up about 10 feet. From there it goes up to a height of 30 feet suspended by a rope at 40 feet from that end. Then tied off by another rope at a height of 30 feet at 80 feet from the end. The far end is about 15 feet off the ground. I have an MFJ-949D but bypass the tuner because the SWR is 1.5 or less on all the Amateur bands that the antenna is designed for. It is difficult to see this antenna even when close which is great since I live in an area with antenna restrictions. Only one of the ropes are visible from the street because it is white. I also have one of the CMC-330-1K connected at the antenna feed point. I plan to buy another one for portable operation and backup.

  65. 5 out of 5

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    Took an EFHW-8010 out to Tuvalu last month to operate as T2R and worked pileup after pileup at 500 watts without a tuner on all bands (except on 30 meters where, as others have posted, the SWR is close to 3:1 so I had to run barefoot with the rig’s internal tuner). I seriously logged ALL BANDS with this thing: from nighttime contest Q’s on 80 to daytime openings in 10 meters it worked great. At only 5 lbs including mounting hardware this antenna is tough to beat for DXpeditioning. Throw in a spool of lightweight Mastrant rope, find a ground rod locally, hire some kids to climb coconut trees, and you are in business. I left the antenna with local operator Tili (T2AT) and he is really enjoying it. I can’t recommend this antenna enough.

  66. 5 out of 5

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    Our club used this antenna as our principle wire antenna this past weekend for Field Day. Everyone was very impressed by how well it performed on all modes and bands as advertised. We made close to 300 contacts using the antenna, it will be used in the future for many events, in fact in two weeks, July 7-9, it will be our primary QRP antenna for our Salmoncon event. Listen for K7S calling CQ and you can be the judge!
    Thanks for a great antenna!!
    WA7VC

  67. 5 out of 5

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    I installed this antenna at 60 foot at mt QTH and was impressed how it worked so well on all bands 80-10M. So I took it to our Club Field Day and made 350 CW Q’s on 40M and 182 on 80M in 7 hours of operator time using 100 watts. Also tried it on 20,15 and 10M mad Q’s wile the SSB guys were on the same band and they were on the Tri-Band yagi. Also compared it to the G5RV at the FD site. This antenna beats the hell out of a G5RV, no contest.
    Thanks and its worth the cost.

    N2WK/W2ORC

  68. 5 out of 5

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    Lost my antennas in last winters storms and decided to buy the EFW 8010 as a temporary antenna til I could replace my masts. 3 months now and I may as well keep this as the main antenna as results have been just brilliant even with lousy conditions. Got it 30ft running WSW – ENE down to 18ft, no tuner required and weekly scheds to USA from here in the Isle of Man (100 watts) are not a problem – QSO’s all over Europe and beyond!
    This is a real bargain and a keeper.
    Baz GD0SFI

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