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Friday, September 7, 2012
The HyEndFed antenna, and how does it perform on other HF bands?
As most of my regular readers know, I use a HyEndFed antenna for HF. The multiband for 40, 20 and 10 meter (11,5 meter long) It does outperformed my 80/40 meter dipole (2 x 13,5 meter) How does the HyEndFed perform on other bands with an automatic antenna tuner? Not bad at all. On 80 meter: best DX 6565 km and 14 DXCC with 5 watt. 160 meter it does work alright. Results? Best DX 1412 km and 14 DXCC with 5 watt. What about 30 meter? Best DX 16.682 km and 36 DXCC with 5 watt. 17, 15 and 12 meter I don’t know, I haven’t been very active on those bands. But I can tune the antenna with an automatic antenna tuner (The MFJ 925) easily on those bands. So after all I am very happy with this antenna. It was worthwhile spending money for this great antenna. Best way to test an antenna is with WSPR. You get quick a report via the data base of wsprnet.org. More info about this antenna.