HF wire antennas and accessories

On this page you will find:

W-815 80/15/10m Dipole
 

Skizze W-815Ideally for the new entry class license - a new threeband dipole for use on three of the four assigned bands for license calls "E". This antenna helps with getting your feet wet on shortwave with minimal investments.
The antenna has four traps and is similiar to a W3DZZ design. The wire is made of strong, plastic (PVC) coated steel braid. Length of antenna approx. 35m and come complete assembled incl. balun, weight 1.2kg. Max. power is 200W SSB/CW. Can also be mounted as Inverted Vee. Connector is a PL jack (female) on the balun.

Order No.
11356 121.00

 

W-1610 160/80/15/10m Dipol 

Skizze W-1610 DipolLength approx. 45m, includes Balun, max 200" SSB/SW.
The antenna weighs approx. 2.5kg. When the antenna is supported only at the ends the pull forces can become very high. Therefore it is recommended to install this dipole as an inverted Vee (supported from the middle) or to install an additional support in the middle as well.

The bandwidth of this antenna on 80m is approx. 150-200 kHz (SWR < 2), on 160m it's about 40-50 kHz; to use the entire 160m band a tuner is required.

Order No.
11355 185.00

 

DIAMOND Wire antennas 

W-8010 Double dipole kit

Diamond W-8010 Dipole

Shortened 5 band double dipole for 10, 15, 20, 40 80m. Total length 19.2m makes it suitable for smaller spaces. Each band can be adjusted individually. Includes all traps and insulators as well as a wideband balun BU-50A, connector PL. Max. power load 1200 PEP, weight 2.5 kg.

Diamond W-8010 Dipole
Order No.
11360 128.00

W-735

W-735 Dipole

Shortened dual band dipole for 80 and 40m. Length 26m, includes balun BU-50A, weight 1.9kg.

Order No.
11359 85.00

 

G5RV antenna 5 band (80-10m) or 4-Band (40-10m)

G5RV antenna

Clever antenna for all bands 80 to 10m (or 40 to 10m, or 160 to 10m), consist of a 31m long dipole which is fed with a 10m long parallel feed line. At the end of the parallel feed (450 Ω) any length of coax can be used (balun version required).
SWR on amateur bands is between 1:1 and 1:4, so a tuner is required. The internal tuners of many radios are usually sufficient. Works with reduced efficiency also on WARC bands.
Max. power load 1KW SSB/CW, come complete with parallel wire fed, PVBC coated antenna wire.
If you have the space the G5RV (40m or 80m version) can be used in conjunction with our fibre glass mast 1833x. Just hang one side (the hot side) of the antenna down that mast, the other (cold) side is used as a radial. The ladder feedline is also fed sideways, like a second radial.

Order No. Article Bands Length Length feedline Balun  
11388 G5RV 6-Band 160-10m 63m 19,50m without 104.00 
11385 G5RV 5-Band 80-10m 31m 9,50m without 71.00 
11385.01 G5RV 5 Band 80-10m 31m 9,50m with 1:1 balun 98.00 
11387 G5RV 4-Band 40-10m 16m 4,80m without 57.00 
11387.01 G5RV 4 Band 40-10m 16m 4,80m with 1:1 balun 78.00 

 

Windom antenna

Windom antenna

Well renowned antenna for the harmonic bands 80, 40, 20, 17, 12 and 10m. Somewhat more bandwidth then a dipole, good SWR on all bands. At space restricted environments the antenna can be installed at an angle or non straight layout. Antenna wire of PVC coated steel wire. Includes balun 1:6, max, power load 200 or 1000 Watt SSB/CW, connector PL. The balun is located at one third of the antenna length.

Windom Antenne

The windom antennas for 160-10m and 80-10m can be extended to work on 30/15m by adding two simple wires.
The length of the wires is 9,5m for the longer part and 4,8m for the shorter part, incl. the loops for the end isolators. The new wires are connected to the balun in parallel to the existing wires and should be installed as far apart from the existing wires. Either sloped to the bottom like an inverted Vee or to the sides, forming a crossed dipole.

Order No.
11380.80 Length 42m, for 80/40/20/17/12/10m, 200W 69.00
11380.80H Length 42m, for 80/40/20/17/12/10m, 1000W 90.00
11380.160 Length 78m, for 160/80/40/20/17/12/10m, 200W 102.00
11380.160H Length 78m, for 160/80/40/20/17/12/10m, 1000W 125.00

 

City Windom Antenna 

Innovative Windom antenna with feed at the end!

City-Windoms have in contrast to the most end-feed antennas no high imedance and frequency dependent matching circuit at the feed. Physically the antenna is with a end feet but electrically the antenna is center fed like a normal windom antenna. They thus behave like Windom Antenna: Resonant on 80/40/20/17/12/10m, low impedance, undisturbed pattern. The antennas need no anchor point in the middle! So you can just go from the window of an opposite point (tree or house, etc.).

The 'big' City Windom has a total length of 40m and works on the bands 80/40/20/17/12/10m without tuner; operating on 15m is like any Windom antenna with compromises and tuner possible. The smaller model has a length of 20m and covers bands 40/20/10m without tuner, 17/12m with tuner.

Supplied complete with insulator 'egg' for suspension, 1:6 balun, standing wave trap at the entry point and 5m cable with PL connector.
The antennas can be loaded with max. 100W PEP and weight is 1.6 kg.

Order No.
11395.80 City-Windom 80-10m, 100W 114.00
11395.40 City-Windom 40-10m, 100W 109.00

 

Zepp Antenna 80 - 10m 

The Zepp antenna is a multiband shortwave antenna. This antenna form is constructed of a λ/2 radiator and a λ/4 transforming line. So this antenna is a halfwave radiator for the lowest band, and resonant on higher, harmonic bands.

The traditional construction of this antenna used parallel wire for the transformation line, which acted as a Lecher transformer. But it is equally possible to build this antenna with a coaxial transformer line which results in an efficient, end fed wire antenna with little space requirements. Especially due to the end fed design this antenna is much easier to install and use spontaneously, like in a vacation spot or during emergency operations.

The Zepp antenna is 22.8m long in total, where 15.2m is the radiator, and 7.6m the non-radiating transformer line. Included in the shipment is a 1:1 UnUn transformer, which allows to use any length of coaxial cable without influencing the transforer line. This modern design differs from the traditional Zepp antenna, where the trnaforming feed line could not be changed in length. The antenna requires a tuner.

Depending on local conditions the Zepp antenna can be installed in a straight or in an angular form. The height above ground is (among others) important for the radiating pattern. A low and horizontal antenna is good for high-angle radiation, good for local distances of up to 400km. A vertical part and higher installation above ground is good for low angle take-off and long distances.

Included in shipment is an isolator at the radiating end of the wire. The antenna has amax. power handling of 500W SSB. Total length is 22.8m, weight is 1kg. Connectors on UNUN: PL female.

Order No.
11390 Zepp Antenna 80-10m 144.00

 

W3DZZ 80m/40m

W3DZZ antenna

Trap dipole for 80 and 40m. Length 34m, with sealed balun, connector PL, max. power load 200W SSB/CW.

Order No.
11375 105.00

Short W3DZZ

Due to a very large L/C ratio the outer wires for 80m can be shortened much more than usual. The inner part for 40m remains unchanged, giving you full bandwidth. The price to pay for the shorter antenna is a limited bandwidth on 80m, approx. 110kHz at SWR < 1:2. So if you have limited space and if you can live with good SWR only on a part of the band this shortened W3DZZ is for you.
Otherwise the construction is the same as the usual W3DZZ. Total length 24,80m, optimal band center SWR is adjusted by changing the outer wire length. Steel wire with clear plastic coating

Order No.
11375.K Short W3DZZ 114.00

 

W3DZZ+5 Wire Antenna 10-80m, 1000 Watt

W3DZZ+5Trap dipole for 80m,40m,20m,15m und 10m. Length 36m, with sealed balun, connector PL, max. power load 1000W SSB/CW.

The 1/4λ transformer ensures that the antenna is resonant in addition to a conventional W3DZZ on 14 MHz. Between the transformer and the trap is a short piece of cable, which acts as capacitance. Thereby a resonances can be reached at 15m and 10m.

Order No.
11376 W3DZZ+5 5-Band Dipole 159.00

 

W-210

W-210 Dipole

Shortened trap dipole for 10, 15, 20m. Length 8m, well suitable as a vacation antenna. Weight only 0.9kg, ideal companion to W3DZZ. Comes completely assembled, including sealed balun, connector PL, max. power load 200 Watt SSB/CW.

Order No.
11357 113.00

 

W-312

W-312 Dipole

Shortened WARC dipole (12, 17, 30m), length 11m, weight 1.1kg, ideal companion to W-210 dipole. Comes completely assembled, including sealed balun, connector PL, max. power load 200 Watt SSB/CW.

Order No.
11358 113.00


T2FD wire antenna

T2FD

Antenna with T2FD design: universal antennas for radio amateurs, shortwave listeners and commercial services. Very large bandwidth between 2 and 30MHz.
When installed straight these antennas have a directional pattern similiar to a dipole. Installed as inverted Vee a nearly omni directional pattern results. Includes balun, 50 Ω, connector PL, insulators, no cable.

WD-330J: Length 25m, 150W PEP, SWR 2-18 MHz: better than als 2:1, 18-30 MHz: better than 3:1.

WD-330S: Like WD-330J, but only 10m long.

Order No.
11350.J WD-330J 175.00
11350.S WD-330S 199.00

 

Diamond BB-6W Wideband wire antenna
 

Short wide-band antenna 2-30 MHz
Works with the same principle as the Diamond BB-7V vertical antenna.
The SWR above 3MHz depends on the surroundings and is 2:1 or better. On some bands a simple antenna tuner is required, the built-in tuners of most radio usually suffice. The antenna is a wide band antenna and works on all amateur bands and outside of them as well. Simple installation, no tuning required. COnnector PL female. Weight 0.8Kg. The BB-6W antenna is just 6.4m long and takes max. 250W PEP. Of course also useable as receive-only antenna which requires no tuner. Includes insulators and 2x 5m nylon rope.

 


Diamond BB-6W comes incl. Nylon rope
Order No.
11352 BB-6W Wideband wire antenna 172.00

 

Wideband longwire antenna

Longwire antenna Longwire antenna

Consists of PVC coated copper wire with 20 or 40m length, two insulators, all required hardware plus a MTFT magnetic balun in weatherproof case. Due to the balun the antenna can be fed with coax of any length. This reduces local interferences much better than with other end fed antennas. Max. power load 150 Watt.

Order No.
11372.20 with 20m antenna wire 85.00
11372.40 with 40m antenna wire 94.00


Dipole construction kit


Dipole kit for ladder line feed

For small portable dipoles without balun, consists of a center part for parallel ladder line, two insulators amd necessary hardware. Just tie the antenna wire (not included) to the center element, attach the feed line, fix the insulators and you're ready.

Order No.
30022.HL 9.95


Ladder-Loc 

 

Center isolator for dipoles which are fed with symmetrical 450 Ω parallel wire. The strain relief is not done with the wire but with the form-fitting rectangular excavations.

Order No.
30023 Ladder-Loc 15.80

 

Traps for self-building

For homemade ire antennas, capacity up to 1 KW, encased in Plexiglas tubes with ventilation. The traps are new, however, were partially installed for testing in dipoles. Actually, there are no traps but 'loading coils' without capacitor (could still be installed). Available in sets (2 pieces) with various inductances.

Order No.
ZG-SPK14 2x 14 µH 39.00
ZG-SPK40 2x 40 µH 45.00
ZG-SPK60 2x 60 µH 55.00
ZG-SPK75 2x 75 µH 55.00
ZG-SPK85 2x 85 µH 55.00

We have 40µH and 60µH traps as a single piece.

 

Baluns


Balun 200W 

 
Balun 1000W

Toroid baluns for wire antennas, sealed tightly in a weatherproof case, with solid hooks for wires. Connectors stainless steel, recessed PL connector. The 1:1 Balun is a current balun (choke), the other models (1:2, 1:4, 1:6) are voltage baluns.

Order No.
11363.01 Balun 1:1, 200 Watt SSB/CW 36.20
11363.02 Balun 1:2, 200 Watt SSB/CW 36.20
11363.04 Balun 1:4, 200 Watt SSB/CW 36.20
11363.06 Balun 1:6, 200 Watt SSB/CW 36.20
11364.01 Balun 1:1, 1KW SSB/CW 46.70
11364.02 Balun 1:2, 1KW SSB/CW 52.30
11364.04 Balun 1:4, 1KW SSB/CW 52.30
11364.06 Balun 1:6, 1KW SSB/CW 52.30


Small Baluns

Ringkern-BalunsSmall, light baluns for 80m-10m, maximum 100W PEP (CW or SSB). The baluns are in a plastic case fitted with snap-on lid, with vents on the bottom. The covers are not glued, the baluns are therefore not permanently waterproof. If in doubt, helps a soapbox ...
Models with ratio 1:1 and 1:4 are 'normale'Baluns. The design is a 1:9 Unun ('MTFT') with lateral mass screw. The baluns have input side, a PL jack, the output side studs M4 stainless steel, and weigh only about 65 grams

Order No.
11365.01 Balun 1:1, 100 Watt SSB/CW 29.00
11365.04 Balun 1:4, 100 Watt SSB/CW 29.00
11365.09 Balun 1:9, 100 Watt SSB/CW 29.00


Mini-Balun

Bild Mini-Balun

Mini balun useful up to 120W PEP, weighs only 150 Gramm, ideal for QRP and portable use. Not suitable for 100W FM! The 1:1 Balun is a current balun (choke), the other models (1:2, 1:4, 1:6) are voltage baluns.

Colour coding of Baluns

The baluns have a colour code which denotes the transformation ratio. Now, if you have several of these baluns you probably do not know anymore which color means which ratio. So if you need it, here is the list :
Order No.
11362.01 Mini-Balun 1:1 36.20
11362.02 Mini-Balun 1:2 36.20
11362.04 Mini-Balun 1:4 36.20
11362.06 Mini-Balun 1:6 36.20

 

1:1-Balun DIAMOND BU-50

Diamond Balun BU-50Tightly sealed wideband balun. Data:

Order No.
11361 BU-50 31.00

 

MFJ Current balun

MFJ Current Balun

Replaces the usual center isolater. Due to the internal common mode filter all common mode current on the outer shield of the coiax are suppressed. Connector PL.

Order No.
MFJ-918 32.00


Common mode filter 1,8 to 30 MHz

Useful to reduce common mode currents (and thereby reducing TVI/BCI) on coax feed lines. Much higher inductivity and better efficiency than a cable coil. Weatherproof sealed case, connector PL. Best used right at the antenna feed point.
Note:Max. power load is relative to use at 50 Ω systems. When used behind a tuner with higher voltages use model with higher power load.

Order No.
11368 200 Watt SSB/CW 41.60
11368.01 1000 Watt SSB/CW 60.50


Common mode filter 2kW in clear-transparent housing

High-capacity common mode filter in bolted, clear-transparent polycarbonate housing. Not sealed, which makes production more complex, but beneficial for customer: if there has been an 'accident', the common mode filter is easily repaired by yourself. Also, the common mode filter weights half as much as a sealed balun! The housing parts are not glued, thus not 100% waterproof. Drain hole on the bottom, suspension hook on the top.

Max. capacity 2000W PEP at 30MHz, 80mm diameter, total length about 95mm, PL jacks on both sides.

Order No.
11542 Common mode filter 2kW 59.00


Coax-Common mode filter

Powerful common mode filter for use directly after the station or the amplifier in the shack.
For additional protection against rain, this lock can also be used at the antenna. The filter uses RG-213/U and a number of ferrite cores to block standing waves directly at the station.
Capacity up to max. 1500W, length 1m, 2x PL-plug, 1x PL-double female included.

Order No.
11540 Coax-Common mode filter 44.00


MTFT Magnetic Balun

MTFT Magnetic Balun MTFT Magnetic Balun

Be on the air with just some meters of wire!
Can be used wit hreduced efiiciency up to 150 MHz

Principle of operation:
Usual internal tuners or external tuner only have a limited impedance range. The matching of a short wire (short in comparision to the wavelength) with it's high impedance is usually not possible.
Futher the wire is usually outdoors, the tuner sits in the shack, but the wire cannot be connectied to the tuner with a coax feed... Here a wire tuner like the SGC products will help - at a price!. But there is a more economic alternative.

The MTFT is a resistance transformer with a ratio of 1:9. It reduces the extremely high impedance of a short wrie to a range which can be matched with a normal tuner. The balun must be used right at the antenna wire, don't use coax to feed the wire. The MTFT is then connected with a coax to the tuner, the SWR on this line is usually below 3:1, losses through resonant waves are low.

The required wire length should be at least 6m. Ground connection is good, conenct ground with a clamp to the ground of the PL connector, not to the insulated case. If no ground can be used at the balun at least the transceiver should be grounded. If necessary use a common mode filter right below the balun. Instead of a ground connection a counterpoise can be used.

F6JSZ installed a 20m long windom, fed with the MTFT at one third from the end, 20m coax to the rig. He writes in french "CQ" that he had a SWR better then 1.5:1 on all amateur bands and didn't require a tuner.
But the MTFT cannot only be used with a wire but with any metallic object - water pipes, rain pipes or CB antennas (remove matching elemens of the antenna before use). The MTFT is an excellent tool for the experiemntal amateur...
Of course the MTFT can be used for transmission, max. power load is 100W PEP.

For shortwave listeners the MTFT is an ideal accessory: a simple wire connected to the world band receiver is very badly matched, resulting in only mediocre efficiency. With the MTFT the match is greatly improved. An additional matching unit is not required.

Model 11370 is not weatherproof, use additional cober when using outdoors.

Order No.
11370 MTFT 49.00
11370.01 Weatherproof version for mast mount, max. 60mm mast diameter 68.00

 

MTFT Multi

New version of MTFT with three different transforming ratios for even more experimental fun. Including mast clamp, for max. mast diameter 60mm.

Order No.
11370.MULTI Watherproof, mast mount 91.00

Slingshot for easy hanging of wire antennas

Bild EZhang EZ-Hang

The EZ-HANG slingshot is the only quality steel constructed slingshot with a patented design. The unique EZ-HANG attaches a quality fishing reel in front, which enables the user to shoot a line 100 feet or more (both horizontally and vertically) with a single shot!

The EZ-HANG shoots a 1 oz. bright yellow weight with a quick disconnect clip attached to 300 feet of 10-lb. test monofilament line. Once you make a shot, disconnect the weight and clip on the yellow nylon rope provided, reel it back, then pull up your antenna.

Comes with:


Bild EZhang EZ-Hang

 

Order No.
EZHANG Slingshot 129.00
EZHANG-BAND Rubber band replacement 7.70
EZHANG-GEW 4 pcs weights replacement 7.70

High Grade Antenna Wire Silver coated with steel center

The HFW-2 is a high quality antenna wire for the construction of antennas. Whether you want to build a dipole, a wire beam, a long wire, a quad or a Deltaloop - with this strand can solve many of the usual problems.

HFW-2 is stranded on a stainless steel core with 1.5mm Ø established. It is a silver-coated copper mesh with 2.1 mm outer diameter. Due to the steel core in a very high tensile strength, such measures can also be very long, free-hanging antennas as Beverages, dipoles etc. taut tension. The silver-coated copper braid provides excellent conductivity. This helps especially at the dipole center, where high currents can occur at high power.

In contrast of other "premium" wires with smaller diameters the HFW-2 strand is made​much more robust and is, for example, also used in military antennas. The larger diameter provides larger bandwidths with dipole antennas. The silver coating of dense copper braiding provides excellent conductivity in order to handle higher power.

The outer jacket is made of a special UV-resistant PVC with 3mm outer diameter.

All in all, the HFW-2 wire is an excellent alternative "Made in Europe" to other antenna wires. Durable, high tensile strength, weather proof, high power, relatively easy - better an antenna wire hardly be.

Technical Data HFW-2
Steel Core Diameter 1.5mm Ø
Material 49 x 0.18mm CrNiMo 1712 - UNI 6900/71
stainless
Copper Braid Diameter 2.1mm Ø
Material 49 x 0.15mm Cu, silver coated
Temperature Range -100 — +155°C
Weight 22g/m
DC Resistance 30 Ω/1000m
Breaking Load 1170 N

 

23060, 23060.D

For fastening of the HFW-2 wire we recommend stainless steel clamps, WiMo article 23060.xx.

Order No.
40053 HFW-2 Litz Wire per meter 2.30
23060 Simplex Clamp 3mm, Stainless Steel 1.10
23060.D Duplex Clamp 3mm, Stainless Steel 1.99

 

Steel braid Antenna Wire
Antenna wire

Highly flexible antenna wire, braided steel, with transparent PVC coating, 1.5mm² area, outer diameter 3mm.

Order No.
40050 Steelwire per Meter 0.50
40050.025 Steel wire 25m 12.80
40050.050 Steel wire 50m 25.70
40050.100 Steel wire 100m 43.00

 

Copper braid Antenna Wire

 

Braided copper wire, PVC insulated, black or transparent. Lightweight, but less tensile strength as steel.

Order No.
40051.15SW Copper, 1.5mm2, 2.6mm diameter, black, per meter 0.50
40051.15 Copper, 1.5mm2, 2.6mm diameter, transparent, per meter 0.50
40051.05 Copper, 0.5mm2, 2mm diameter, transparent, per meter 0.40
40051.25 Copper, 2.5mm2, 3.2mm diameter, transparent, per meter 0.90


Antenna insulators

Bild Keramik-Isolator neu

Ceramic insulator for wire antennas
61mm long, 25mm diameter, weight 60g, hole diameter 7mm.

Order No.
30020 1.30

Insulator for wire antennas, black plastic, UV resistant

Insulator
30021 Rod Insulator
Insulator Egg
30018, 30019 Insulator 'Egg'
 
Order No.
30018 Insulator 'Egg' 38mm 1.00
30019 Insulator 'Egg' 68mm 1.20
30021 Rod Insulator 1.90

 

Parallel feed line

Parallel feed line

"Ladder line" 450 Ω, for feeding of symmetrical antennas (dipoles, G5RV etc.). The conductors are made of solid copperized steel and offer high tensile strength. Wire diameter 1mm, wire distance 20mm.
Temperature range -20 to +60°C, bending radius 10mm, reduction factor 0.9

Order No.
40040 per meter 1.30
40040.305 Coil 1000 ft/305m 365.00

Spreader for parallel wires



30025

For do-it-yourself parallel feedlines. Distance approx. 85mm, for wires with 1.5mm2 cross section. Pack of 50 pieces.

Order No.
30025 Pack of 50 pcs spreader, 85mm 8.90

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