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==Commercial Retailers==
 
==Commercial Retailers==
 
; Active Antennas
 
; Active Antennas
* [https://www.bonito.net/hamradio/en/everything-about-hamradio-swl/ Bonito home page]
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* [https://www.bonito.net/hamradio/en/category/products/antennas/ Bonito Antennas page]
 
**[http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/sw_ant/2531.html Bonito Boni-Whip (via Universal Radio)]
 
**[http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/sw_ant/2531.html Bonito Boni-Whip (via Universal Radio)]
**[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
 
 
**[https://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/wideant.html NTi Wideband Antennas (via Universal Radio)]
 
**[https://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/wideant.html NTi Wideband Antennas (via Universal Radio)]
**[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
 
**[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
 
**[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]
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* [https://tinyurl.com/y9onekzk Dressler Active Antennas]  sold by Broadband Power Technology
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* [https://www.dxengineering.com/parts/dxe-arav4-2p DX Engineering ARAV4-2P Active Antennas]
 
* [http://www.grahn-spezialantennen.de/index.html?fbclid=IwAR2NVfLyVdvMEQK5Ha87bb6ZHyxETwuGwoklFIh_Ai8i1gYNMBPa2QW7EDo  Grahn GS5 Active Antennas] (in German)
 
* [http://www.grahn-spezialantennen.de/index.html?fbclid=IwAR2NVfLyVdvMEQK5Ha87bb6ZHyxETwuGwoklFIh_Ai8i1gYNMBPa2QW7EDo  Grahn GS5 Active Antennas] (in German)
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* [https://mfjenterprises.com/collections/antenna/type_active-antenna#collection MFJ Active Antennas Collection]
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* [http://qrpkits.com/activeantenna.html Pacific Antenna Active Antenna kit]
 
* [http://www.dxing.info/equipment/dx1pro.dx RF Systems DX-1 Pro Active Antenna]
 
* [http://www.dxing.info/equipment/dx1pro.dx RF Systems DX-1 Pro Active Antenna]
   
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; SWLing.com Aritcles
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* [https://swling.com/blog/2020/10/how-to-properly-install-a-mini-whip-antenna-in-an-noisy-urban-environment/ How to Properly Install A Mini Whip Antenna In An Noisy Urban Environment] 
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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]
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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]  
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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]
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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] 
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; Other Manufacturers/Suppliers
 
; Other Manufacturers/Suppliers
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* [https://www.bwantennas.com/ Barker and Williamson]
 
* [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]
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* [https://chameleonantenna.com/shop-here/ols/products/mpas-lite Chameleon CHA MPAS Lite]
 
* [http://www.k1jek.com/ Cobra UltraLite]
 
* [http://www.k1jek.com/ Cobra UltraLite]
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* [http://doxytronics.com/efhw-728a/ DoxyTronics EFHW-728A Signal Slinger]
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* [http://www.godarusa.com/id84.html Godar DXR-1000 AM/SW/FM Antenna]
 
* [http://www.hamradiofun.com/ Ham Radio Fun - Antennas]
 
* [http://www.hamradiofun.com/ Ham Radio Fun - Antennas]
 
* [https://www.hyendcompany.nl/antenna/swl_antenna/product/detail/28/SWL_Antenna_0_3_30MHz/single#main HVend .3-30 Mhz SWL antenna]
 
* [https://www.hyendcompany.nl/antenna/swl_antenna/product/detail/28/SWL_Antenna_0_3_30MHz/single#main HVend .3-30 Mhz SWL antenna]
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** Look at the bottom of the page
 
** Look at the bottom of the page
 
* [https://mfjenterprises.com/search?page=3&q=wire+antennas MFJ Wire Antennas and related]
 
* [https://mfjenterprises.com/search?page=3&q=wire+antennas MFJ Wire Antennas and related]
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* [https://moonrakeronline.com/x1-hf-vertical-1-50-mhz-trapped-coil-receiving-antenna?___store=default Moonraker X1-HF Vertical]
 
* [https://myantennas.com/wp/ MyAntennas.com]
 
* [https://myantennas.com/wp/ MyAntennas.com]
 
* [https://palomar-engineers.com/ Palomar Engineers]
 
* [https://palomar-engineers.com/ Palomar Engineers]
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* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/sw_ant.html Universal Radio SW/MW Antennas]
 
* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/sw_ant.html Universal Radio SW/MW Antennas]
 
* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamwire.html Universal Radio Amateur Antennas]
 
* [http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamwire.html Universal Radio Amateur Antennas]
* [https://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/sw_ant/2205.html Vibroplex PAR EF-SWL Antenna]  via Universal Radio
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* [http://www.vibroplex.com/contents/en-us/p3415.html Vibroplex PAR EF-SWL Antenna]  
** [http://www.vibroplex.com/contents/en-us/d9175.html Vibroplex Announcement - PAR End Fed now made here]
 
 
* [https://www.winradio.com/home/antennas.htm WinRadio Antennas]
 
* [https://www.winradio.com/home/antennas.htm WinRadio Antennas]
  
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* [[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.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)]
 
* [https://www.nonstopsystems.com/radio/antennas_home.htm#top-of-page Antenna Projects of Frank N4SPP]
 
* [https://www.nonstopsystems.com/radio/antennas_home.htm#top-of-page Antenna Projects of Frank N4SPP]
* [http://www.balundesigns.com/servlet/StoreFront Balun-Designs.com]
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* [http://www.hard-core-dx.com/nordicdx/antenna/wire/beverage/index.html Beverage Antenna]
 
* [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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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y473hOmif-E&feature=emb_logo&ab_channel=RonC Broadband Butterfly Terminated Dipole (YouTube video)]
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* [http://www.hard-core-dx.com/nordicdx/antenna/special/bromstik.html The Broomstick Antenna]
 
* [http://www.home.earthlink.net/~christrask/Complementary%20Push-Pull%20Amplifiers.pdf Complementary Push Pull Amplifiers for Active Antennas (PDF)]
 
* [http://www.home.earthlink.net/~christrask/Complementary%20Push-Pull%20Amplifiers.pdf Complementary Push Pull Amplifiers for Active Antennas (PDF)]
 
* [[DIY Antenna Mounting Bracket]]
 
* [[DIY Antenna Mounting Bracket]]
 
* [http://www.qsl.net/oe3mzc/hlfewve.htm End Fed Half wave wire]
 
* [http://www.qsl.net/oe3mzc/hlfewve.htm End Fed Half wave wire]
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* [http://www.dxing.info/equipment/ewe.dx The EWE in the Garden]
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsgdcHeP6S0&ab_channel=TechMinds 49:1 End Fed Half Wave Antenna 80-10 meters (YouTube video)]
 
* 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]
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* [http://www.iw5edi.com/ham-radio/5/grounding-is-key-to-good-reception Grounding is Key to Good Reception (Blog article)]
 
* [http://www.iw5edi.com/ham-radio/5/grounding-is-key-to-good-reception Grounding is Key to Good Reception (Blog article)]
 
* [http://hflink.com/antenna/ HFLink ALE Antennas (fan dipoles)]
 
* [http://hflink.com/antenna/ HFLink ALE Antennas (fan dipoles)]
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* [https://swling.com/blog/2021/01/giuseppes-homebrew-rotating-ferrite-antenna/ Homebrew rotatable ferrite antenna]    via SWLing.com
 
* [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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* [https://swling.com/blog/2020/12/how-to-build-a-simple-linear-loaded-dipole-for-low-noise-shortwave-radio-listening/ How to Build a Simple Linear Loaded Dipole for low noise SW Listening]  via SWLing.com
 
* [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/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?]
 
* [http://www.hard-core-dx.com/nordicdx/antenna/feed/magbal1.html Magnetic Longwire Balun - A Con or Not?]
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* [http://www.eham.net/articles/25932 Shortened Folded Dipoles] via eHam
 
* [http://www.eham.net/articles/25932 Shortened Folded Dipoles] via eHam
 
* [http://hamwaves.com/cl-ocfd/index.html Six Band HF Center-Loaded Off Center Fed Dipole]
 
* [http://hamwaves.com/cl-ocfd/index.html Six Band HF Center-Loaded Off Center Fed Dipole]
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* [https://tinyurl.com/y5k9emcz Stealth Antennas - Amazon Kindle]
 
* [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]
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==Yahoo and other Groups==
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==Mailing Lists/forums==
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/EndFedHalfWaveAntennas/ End Fed Half Wave Antennas (Facebook)]
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/EndFedHalfWaveAntennas/ End Fed Half Wave Antennas (Facebook)]
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Shortwave-SWL-Antenna/ Shortwave SWL Antenna]
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Latest revision as of 20:01, 22 July 2021

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.
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