Five Wire Antennas Vying for Reference Station (#314)

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This is post 2413 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

In this video, David Casler (KE0OG) compares several popular wire antennas worthy of being your main station antenna.

These antennas include:

A homemade dipole
MFJ-2010 (Off Center Fed Dipole)
MFJ-17754 (40m-20m) trapped dipole
Alpha Delta DX-EE (40m-10m) trapped/fan dipole
My Antenna (80m-6m) end-fed dipole.

Here are some of Dave's observations and comments:

Let's look at all five wire antennas considered for inclusion in the HF reference station (see These include a homebrew 40m dipole, the MFJ-2010 OCFD, the MFJ-17754 40/20 trapped dipole, the Alpha Delta DX-EE fan/trapped dipole, and the EFHW-80-10. Subscribe: Ask Dave Playlist: Tip Jar: To learn more about me, visit: Tip jar (on my website): (provides a method to use your credit card via PayPal, Also describes Patreon) To pose an Ask Dave question: or To order the most recent and up-to-date Amateur Extra videos on a thumb drive: Theme music is "Sour Tennessee Red," by John Deley and the 41 Players, courtesy YouTube Music Library. I use drawings from, including the "walking man" Technician training videos, see General training videos, see Amateur Extra training videos, see List of the Ask Dave videos, see Thanks to my sweet wife, Loretta, KBØVWW, for both audio and video assistance! (Her website is My primary website: The ham radio part of my website (direct link): My publishing website:, where you can find my fantasy and science fiction books, as well as some local history books I publish for the Ridgway Railroad Museum and the Ouray County Historical Society My Amazon author page, which lists my print and Kindle books: I'm often asked what equipment I use to create the videos. The devices include the Panasonic DMC-G7 camera, Panasonic HDC-TM90 video camera, GoPro Hero2 HD camera, Tascam DR-05 audio recorder, Audio-Technica ATR-3350 lapel microphone, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W560 digital camera, the Kodak Zi-8 video camera, my iPhone 5S. Software used: CyberLink PowerDirector 17 on an HP Gaming Pavilion, also using Smoothdraw, FastStone Image Viewer 5.3, FastStone Capture 8.0, Audacity 2.1.1, LibreOffice, and Ink2Go 1.7.2. You can see how my studio is set up by viewing Twitter: @dcasler
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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).



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