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==Commercial Retailers==
 
==Commercial Retailers==
 
; Active Antennas
 
; Active Antennas
*[http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/sw_ant/2531.html Bonito Boni-Whip (via Universal Radio)]
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* [https://www.bonito.net/hamradio/en/everything-about-hamradio-swl/ Bonito home page]
**[http://swling.com/blog/2017/04/the-bonito-boni-whip-goes-from-strength-to-strength-hardcore-dxing-in-compact-package/ Bonito Boni Whip review]  
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**[http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/sw_ant/2531.html Bonito Boni-Whip (via Universal Radio)]
* [http://www.cliftonlaboratories.com/z1501_active_antenna.htm Clifton Laboratories Z-1501]
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**[http://swling.com/blog/2017/04/the-bonito-boni-whip-goes-from-strength-to-strength-hardcore-dxing-in-compact-package/ Bonito Boni Whip review] via SWLing.com
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**[https://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/wideant.html NTi Wideband Antennas (via Universal Radio)]
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**[https://swling.com/blog/2017/06/travelling-and-dxing-with-the-bonito-megactive-ma305-antenna/ Traveling and DXing with the Bonito MegActive MA305 Antenna] via SWLing.com
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**[https://swling.com/blog/2018/05/new-antenna-from-bonito-the-megadipole-md300dx-wideband-active-dipole/ New antenna from Bonito: The MegaDipole MD300DX wideband active dipole] via SWLing.com
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**[https://swling.com/blog/2018/06/test-the-megadipole-md300dx-wideband-active-dipole-via-a-kiwisdr/ Test the MegaDipole MD300DX wideband active dipole via a KiwiSDR] via SWLing.com
 
* [http://www.crosscountrywireless.net/active_antenna.html Cross Country Wireless HF Active Antenna]
 
* [http://www.crosscountrywireless.net/active_antenna.html Cross Country Wireless HF Active Antenna]
* [http://www.northcountryradio.com/Kitpages/actant.htm North Country Radio Active Antenna]
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* [http://www.grahn-spezialantennen.de/index.html?fbclid=IwAR2NVfLyVdvMEQK5Ha87bb6ZHyxETwuGwoklFIh_Ai8i1gYNMBPa2QW7EDo  Grahn GS5 Active Antennas] (in German)
** [http://www.northcountryradio.com/Published/actant_0896/page1.htm Pop Electronics 1997 article on the North Country Active Antenna]
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* [http://www.dxing.info/equipment/dx1pro.dx RF Systems DX-1 Pro Active Antenna]
 
   
 
   
  
 
; Other Manufacturers/Suppliers
 
; Other Manufacturers/Suppliers
* [http://www.alphadeltacom.com/ Alpha Delta Communications]
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* [https://www.alphadeltaradio.com/ Alpha Delta Communications]
 
* [http://www.balundesigns.com/servlet/StoreFront Balun-Designs.com]
 
* [http://www.balundesigns.com/servlet/StoreFront Balun-Designs.com]
* [http://www.bwantennas.com/ama/amaindex.htm Barker and Williamson Amateur Products]
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* [https://www.bwantennas.com/ Barker and Williamson]
 
* [http://hamcall.net/7bandocf.html Buckmaster 7 Band OCF dipole]
 
* [http://hamcall.net/7bandocf.html Buckmaster 7 Band OCF dipole]
* [http://www.buxcomm.com BuxComm Home Page]
 
 
* [http://www.k1jek.com/ Cobra UltraLite]
 
* [http://www.k1jek.com/ Cobra UltraLite]
* [http://www.durhamradio.com Durham Radio (Canada)]
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* [http://www.godarusa.com/id84.html Godar DXR-1000 AM/SW/FM Antenna]
** [http://www.durhamradio.com/s/home.php?cat=1845 Wire Antennas page]
 
** [http://www.durhamradio.com/s/home.php?cat=1846 Portable/Active antennas]
 
** [http://www.durhamradio.com/s/home.php?cat=1904 Single/Multiband Dipoles and Slopers]
 
** [http://www.durhamradio.com/s/home.php?cat=1612 Amateur Portable antennas]
 
 
* [http://www.hamradiofun.com/ Ham Radio Fun - Antennas]
 
* [http://www.hamradiofun.com/ Ham Radio Fun - Antennas]
* [http://www.iacantennas.com/ International Antenna Corporation]  
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* [https://www.hyendcompany.nl/antenna/swl_antenna/product/detail/28/SWL_Antenna_0_3_30MHz/single#main HVend .3-30 Mhz SWL antenna]
 
* [http://www.lowbander.com/ Lowbander.com]
 
* [http://www.lowbander.com/ Lowbander.com]
 
** Look at the bottom of the page
 
** Look at the bottom of the page
* [http://www.lnrprecision.com/endfedz/ PAR EF-SWL antenna]
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* [https://mfjenterprises.com/search?page=3&q=wire+antennas MFJ Wire Antennas and related]
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* [https://myantennas.com/wp/ MyAntennas.com]
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* [https://palomar-engineers.com/ Palomar Engineers]
 
* [http://www.radiowavz.com/ Radiowavz]
 
* [http://www.radiowavz.com/ Radiowavz]
* [http://www.radioworks.com/PDFantenna.html RadioWorks catalog pages (PDF)]
 
* [http://www.rf-systems.nl/ RF Systems]
 
 
* [http://www.sgcworld.com/baseantProductPage.html SGC Base Station Antennas]
 
* [http://www.sgcworld.com/baseantProductPage.html SGC Base Station Antennas]
 
* [http://www.sgcworld.com/whipantProductPage.html SGC Portable, Mobile and Whip Antennas]  
 
* [http://www.sgcworld.com/whipantProductPage.html SGC Portable, Mobile and Whip Antennas]  
* [http://www.spiromfg.com/index.htm Spi-Ro Manufacturing]
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* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/sw_ant.html Universal Radio SW/MW Antennas]
* [http://www.universal-radio.com Universal Radio]
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* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamwire.html Universal Radio Amateur Antennas]
** [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/sw_ant.html Universal Radio SW/MW Antennas]
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* [https://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/sw_ant/2205.html Vibroplex PAR EF-SWL Antenna] via Universal Radio
** [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamwire.html Universal Radio Amateur Antennas]
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** [http://www.vibroplex.com/contents/en-us/d9175.html Vibroplex Announcement - PAR End Fed now made here]
* [http://w8amz.com/Products.html W8AMZ Products]
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* [https://www.winradio.com/home/antennas.htm WinRadio Antennas]
 
 
== MW (AM Band) Rejection Filters ==
 
* [http://www.iceradioproducts.com/filtersrf.html#bcb ICE BCB Filters]
 
* [http://www.kiwa.us/bcb.html Kiwa Broadcast Band Rejection Filter]
 
* [http://www.kiwa.us/bcblw.html Kiwa Broadcast Band Filter for Longwires]
 
* [http://www.parelectronics.com/swl_filters.htm PAR BCST-HPF Filter]
 
* [http://www.scannermaster.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=39 Scanner Master Filters page]
 
* [http://www.stridsberg.com/prod02.htm Stridsberg Engineering Filters]
 
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==Homebrew and Technical==
 
==Homebrew and Technical==
 
; Where to start?
 
; Where to start?
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* What is [[HAAT]]?
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* What is [[ERP]]?
 
* [http://www.electronics-tutorials.com/antennas/antenna-basics.htm Antenna Basics]
 
* [http://www.electronics-tutorials.com/antennas/antenna-basics.htm Antenna Basics]
 
* [http://www.hamuniverse.com/shortwaveantenna.html Build a Multiband SW antenna (from the Hamuniverse site)]
 
* [http://www.hamuniverse.com/shortwaveantenna.html Build a Multiband SW antenna (from the Hamuniverse site)]
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; What about indoors?
 
; What about indoors?
 
* [http://www.eham.net/articles/16597 Attic Antennas --Always Surprise Me (John Schriener Jr. N2LK via EHam)]
 
* [http://www.eham.net/articles/16597 Attic Antennas --Always Surprise Me (John Schriener Jr. N2LK via EHam)]
* [http://www.southgatearc.org/articles/g4wyw/apartment/apartment.htm HF Aerial for High Rise Dwellers] via Southgatearc.org
 
 
* [http://www.hard-core-dx.com/nordicdx/antenna/hidden/carploop.html The Carpet Loop -via Hard Core DX]
 
* [http://www.hard-core-dx.com/nordicdx/antenna/hidden/carploop.html The Carpet Loop -via Hard Core DX]
 
* [[The McGyver(tm) special]]
 
* [[The McGyver(tm) special]]
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; Technical and construction topics
 
; Technical and construction topics
* [http://www.cliftonlaboratories.com/Documents/Loop%20vs%20Loop%20Final-Final.pdf Active Loops, Active Voltage Probe and Wire Antennas; A Statistical Review of the Performance of Six Antennas (Part 1)] PDF File
 
 
* [http://www.home.earthlink.net/~christrask/Waterproof%20Monopole%20Housing.pdf A Waterproof Shielded Housing for Active Short Monopole Antennas (PDF)]
 
* [http://www.home.earthlink.net/~christrask/Waterproof%20Monopole%20Housing.pdf A Waterproof Shielded Housing for Active Short Monopole Antennas (PDF)]
 
* [[Active Antennas KB6RWX]]
 
* [[Active Antennas KB6RWX]]
 
* [http://www.csgnetwork.com/antennae7ycalc.html Amateur 7 Element Yagi calculator]
 
* [http://www.csgnetwork.com/antennae7ycalc.html Amateur 7 Element Yagi calculator]
* [http://www.home.earthlink.net/~christrask/Indoor%20Loop%20Antenna.pdf An Active Ferrite Rod with Remote Tuning (PDF)]
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* [http://www.hard-core-dx.com/nordicdx/antenna/wire/beverage/index.html Beverage Antenna]
 
* [http://degood.org/coaxtrap/ An Attic Coaxial Cable Trap Dipole for 10,15,20,30,40 and 80 Meters]
 
* [http://degood.org/coaxtrap/ An Attic Coaxial Cable Trap Dipole for 10,15,20,30,40 and 80 Meters]
 
* [http://www.eham.net/articles/16690 Antenna Lessons from Old Timers (EHam article)]
 
* [http://www.eham.net/articles/16690 Antenna Lessons from Old Timers (EHam article)]
* [http://www.antenna-street.com/ Antenna Street.com
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* [https://www.nonstopsystems.com/radio/antennas_home.htm#top-of-page Antenna Projects of Frank N4SPP]
* [http://www.antennex.com/ Antennex Magazine] - Very technical discussions,construction projects and reviews are presented here
 
* [http://www.antentop.bel.ru/ Antentop] - Partially in Russian
 
 
* [http://www.balundesigns.com/servlet/StoreFront Balun-Designs.com]
 
* [http://www.balundesigns.com/servlet/StoreFront Balun-Designs.com]
 
* [http://www.angelfire.com/md/k3ky/page38.html Bobtails and Half Squares]
 
* [http://www.angelfire.com/md/k3ky/page38.html Bobtails and Half Squares]
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* Need a coax attachment to feed a fan dipole? Take a look at the [[media:Fandipattach.jpg|Fan Dipole Attachment]] designed by chgomonitor
 
* Need a coax attachment to feed a fan dipole? Take a look at the [[media:Fandipattach.jpg|Fan Dipole Attachment]] designed by chgomonitor
 
* [http://n-lemma.com/calcs/dipole/ Feeding a Folded Dipole]
 
* [http://n-lemma.com/calcs/dipole/ Feeding a Folded Dipole]
* [http://ac3l.com/fdipole.htm Folded Dipoles]
 
 
* [[Grounding Bulkhead with supressors for your scanning station]]
 
* [[Grounding Bulkhead with supressors for your scanning station]]
 
** Although the above article mentions a scanning station, this applies to HF, too
 
** Although the above article mentions a scanning station, this applies to HF, too
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* [http://www.dxing.com/tnotes.htm Joe Carr's Technical Notes - via DXing.com]  
 
* [http://www.dxing.com/tnotes.htm Joe Carr's Technical Notes - via DXing.com]  
 
* [http://www.hard-core-dx.com/nordicdx/antenna/ Hard Core DX Antennas Page] - Technical Discussions, Plans, Hidden Antennas and more
 
* [http://www.hard-core-dx.com/nordicdx/antenna/ Hard Core DX Antennas Page] - Technical Discussions, Plans, Hidden Antennas and more
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* [http://www.hard-core-dx.com/nordicdx/antenna/feed/magbal2.html Magnetic Longwire Balun - Not really a Balun]
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* [http://www.hard-core-dx.com/nordicdx/antenna/feed/magbal1.html Magnetic Longwire Balun - A Con or Not?]
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* [http://www.monitoringtimes.com/antennabook.pdf Monitoring Times - All About Antennas]
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* [http://www.pa0fri.com/?fbclid=IwAR3yqWcU-sW_2NASnn1MTpp8iMcM4sJUwcaprAhKy14VGr3_zcahEGTqiqs PA0FRI Technical Information for Hams]
 
* [http://www.eham.net/articles/5523 Reinventing the tape dipole] via eHam
 
* [http://www.eham.net/articles/5523 Reinventing the tape dipole] via eHam
 
* [http://www.eham.net/articles/25932 Shortened Folded Dipoles] via eHam
 
* [http://www.eham.net/articles/25932 Shortened Folded Dipoles] via eHam
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* [http://www.johncon.com/john/T2fd/ The Terminated Tilted Folded Dipole (T2FD)]
 
* [http://www.johncon.com/john/T2fd/ The Terminated Tilted Folded Dipole (T2FD)]
 
* [http://www.radio-electronics.com/info/antennas/dipole/folded_dipole.php The Folded Dipole Antenna]
 
* [http://www.radio-electronics.com/info/antennas/dipole/folded_dipole.php The Folded Dipole Antenna]
* [http://mysite.verizon.net/nb6z/nb6zep.htm The NB6Zep Antenna]
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* [https://www.eham.net/forum/view?id=topic%3D38231.0&fbclid=IwAR2OfcnmZLqVsEGtcdZp6opnsbeGlr3DDqEU2NkB_t_aWP8aih33uGYoRx4 The Snake Antenna (eHam)]
 
* [http://www.hamuniverse.com/n4jaantennabook.pdf Understanding Antennas for the Non-Technical Ham (PDF)]
 
* [http://www.hamuniverse.com/n4jaantennabook.pdf Understanding Antennas for the Non-Technical Ham (PDF)]
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* [http://www.dxer.ca/index.php/vactrol The Vactrol for MW and LW DXing]
 
* [http://ve7sl.blogspot.com/search/label/PA0RDT VE7SL -PA0RDT E Probe Antenna - Blog Notes]
 
* [http://ve7sl.blogspot.com/search/label/PA0RDT VE7SL -PA0RDT E Probe Antenna - Blog Notes]
* [http://www.w5gi.com/mysteryantenna.htm W5GI Mystery antenna]
 
 
 
; MFJ Antenna Talk series
 
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/antennatalk1.php Basic Collinear Arrays]
 
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/antennatalk2.php Franklin Collinear Arrays]
 
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/antennatalk3.php 3 Element Bobtain Curtain Array]
 
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/antennatalk4.php Thoughts on what to hang and where]
 
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/ultimatevertical.php Ultimate Vertical Portable Antenna]
 
* [http://www.mfjenterprises.com/antennatalk7.php 1/2 Wavelength L Antenna]
 
  
 
==Indexed Links==
 
==Indexed Links==
* [http://ac6v.com/antprojects.htm AC6V antenna links]
 
 
* [[Basic HF Antennas]]
 
* [[Basic HF Antennas]]
* [http://www.w0btu.com/Beverage_antennas.html#Beverage_Antenna_Transformers Beverage Antenna Transformers]
 
 
* [http://www.dxzone.com/catalog/Antennas/ DX Zone Antennas Catalog]
 
* [http://www.dxzone.com/catalog/Antennas/ DX Zone Antennas Catalog]
 
* [http://www.qsl.net/w4sat/antenna.htm The Antenna Elmer]
 
* [http://www.qsl.net/w4sat/antenna.htm The Antenna Elmer]
 
* [http://www.hamuniverse.com/antennas.html The N4UJW Antenna Projects Design Lab]
 
* [http://www.hamuniverse.com/antennas.html The N4UJW Antenna Projects Design Lab]
* [http://www.cebik.com/radio.html W4RNL Antenna Notes]
 
 
* [http://w8ji.com/antennas.htm W8JI.Com Antennas Page]
 
* [http://w8ji.com/antennas.htm W8JI.Com Antennas Page]
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===AMANDX Indexed Articles===
 
===AMANDX Indexed Articles===
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** [http://www.angelfire.com/mb/amandx/longwire.html Longwire Antennas]
 
** [http://www.angelfire.com/mb/amandx/longwire.html Longwire Antennas]
 
** [http://www.angelfire.com/mb/amandx/mfj1026.html MFJ 1026 Modifications]
 
** [http://www.angelfire.com/mb/amandx/mfj1026.html MFJ 1026 Modifications]
** [http://www.angelfire.com/mb/amandx/recant.html Pre Built Antenna List]
 
 
** [http://www.angelfire.com/mb/amandx/switch.html Simple Antenna Switch]
 
** [http://www.angelfire.com/mb/amandx/switch.html Simple Antenna Switch]
** [http://www.angelfire.com/mb/amandx/gwna.html The Great White North Antenna]  
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** [http://www.angelfire.com/mb/amandx/gwna.html The Great White North Antenna]
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==Magnetic Longwire Baluns (MLBs)==
 
* [http://users.netonecom.net/~swordman/Radio/unun.htm Doug's Antenna Transformers Page]
 
* [http://www.iceradioproducts.com/reconly.html#Beverage%20Matching  Industrial Communications Engineers - ICE Model 180 LMB]
 
** [http://www.naswa.net/badx/ice.htm Review of the ICE Model 180 LMB via BADX]
 
* [http://www.angelfire.com/mb/amandx/lim.html Longwire Impedance Matcher- via AMANDX]
 
* [http://www.m0ukd.com/Magnetic_Long_Wire_UnUn/index.php M0UKD Magnetic Long Wire UnUn]
 
* [http://www.palomar-engineers.com/MLB-1/mlb-1.html Palomar MLB-1]
 
* [http://www.wellbrook.uk.com/UMB.html Wellbrook Universal Magnetic Balun]
 
** [http://www.wellbrook.uk.com/longwire.html Wellbrook - How to install a Long Wire Balun]
 
* [http://www.winradio.com/home/lwa.htm Winradio WR-LWA-0130 Long Wire Antenna Adapter]
 
** [http://www.changeviewer.com/lwa-0130.htm Evaluation of WinRadio LWA-0130 Long Wire Antenna Adapter]
 
* The following articles are courtesy of Hard Core DX:
 
** [http://www.hard-core-dx.com/nordicdx/antenna/feed/magbal2.html Magnetic Longwire Balun - Not Really a Balun]
 
** [http://www.hard-core-dx.com/nordicdx/antenna/feed/magbal1.html Magnetic Longwire Balun - A Con or Not?]
 
 
 
  
 
==Reviews==
 
==Reviews==
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* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Shortwave-SWL-Antenna/ Shortwave SWL Antenna]
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Shortwave-SWL-Antenna/ Shortwave SWL Antenna]
 
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[[Category:HF Antennas]]
 
[[Category:HF Antennas]]

Latest revision as of 19:47, 29 July 2020

No doubt about it, without a good antenna, no matter how good the receiver, you will not hear much of anything. These links should help even a newcomer feel comfortable about selecting and installing a HF antenna. There's several technical links for the experimenters in us, along with several commercial retailers. Warm up those soldering irons and get busy!

If you're a newcomer or old hat, or anywhere in between, when installing antennas, Safety First.
Make this link a must read. Don't become a statistic!

Commercial Retailers

Active Antennas


Other Manufacturers/Suppliers

Homebrew and Technical

Where to start?


What about indoors?


Technical and construction topics

Indexed Links


AMANDX Indexed Articles

Reviews


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