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End Fed Long Wire. Post #1034.

End Fed Long Wire ( Accessed on 06 February 2017, 00:35 hrs, UTC . Authors:  WB5CXC and W5WF (This presentation was offered at Ham Con 2013 in Plano, Texas ). Please click link or insert title URL into your browser search box to read the complete article and to access the full power point presentation. Comment: Here's another great, inexpensive, and simple antenna for those living in deed-restricted properties or active in portable/emergency operations. In this article by WB5CXC and W5WR, we get a complete, step-by-step tutorial on how to build this antenna that covers all amateur radio bands between 40 and 6 meters.  According to WB5CXC, the antenna is an inexpensive, end fed antenna that measures 30 feet/9.146 meters, and can be used with wires as short as 17.5 feet/5.335 meters.  Of course, performance will improve with longer wire lengths--just be sure to avoid 1/2 wavelength or multiples of 1/2 wavelength on