Clearing up some confusion about end-fed wire antennas

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This is post 2314 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

This is one of the best explanations of the theory and practice of end-fed antennas I've found on the internet--clear, concise, accurate. and no hype.

Here are some general comments from the "" website:

Hoping to clear up some confusion on end-fed wires, half-wave or random and the impedance transformers used with them. You also get a free rant on contests and a quick glimpse of my new Elecraft K1. Check out the Half-Wave End-Fed antenna group on Facebook, by Steve Ellington. Formulas for half-wave wire calculations are 143/f in MHz for meters and 468/f for feet. Feedback would be appreciated especially to correct any mistakes I may have made in my analysis. Version Française en cours d'édition... EARCHI 9:1 UNUN: Random Wire Antenna Lengths: Please help this channel:
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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).


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