High Quality HyEndFed

The HyEndFed antenna is momentarily my only HF antenna. Just 11,85 meters long (38.878 ft), very stealth, and a great performer. It was much better than my dipole. And it absolutely outperformed all my verticals I've had. The antenna is made for 40-20 and 10 meter. A high quality Dutch product. Of course when someone is handy you can made it yourself. But I know my restrictions and capabilities for technical skills. I tune this antenna with a MFJ-925 for all other HF bands. On 40, 20 and 10 meter I don't need a tuner. I know, a perfect SWR says nothing about the effectiveness of the antenna. Nevertheless, here are my SWR readings on the other HF bands with the HyEndFed.

You can not hear me complain about these results. Yesterday I mentioned how my results were on 80 meter with JT65A. 1221 km on 80 meter with 30 watts. So I will check the effectiveness of my antenna in the coming weeks.

Maybe I replace the 6 meter antenna, after the Es season, for a ground plane antenna for 30 meters.

Useful links: http://www.hyendfedantenna.nl/joomla/ and http://www.hyendcompany.nl/

Paul Stam, PC4T, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from the Netherlands. Contact him at [email protected].

3 Responses to “High Quality HyEndFed”

  • Chris Meisenzahl (K9ROC):

    VERY interesting thanks! Might be just what I need.

  • Maarten van Damme (PD4M):

    We should not forget to do credit to Par Electronics End Fedz original 😉

  • PC4T:

    @Maarten: the PAR electronics End Fedz are also very good and reliable antennas. But to order from the states is a bit pricey because of duties and shipping costs. In common, its difficult to get USA gear in Europe. Such Elecraft or Ten Tec. Why don’t they have selling points in Europe? 73 Paul

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