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Single wire end-fed

Apr 20th 2023, 06:37


Joined: Mar 9th 2023, 14:20
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Hi folks,

I haver a Yaesu FC-800 autotuner and am interested in using it with a single wire end-fed antenna. My rig is an FT-840. I would like to be able to operate across the entire band range of the radio. What length should I make the antenna to be able to do this?

Jul 26th 2023, 15:48


Joined: Jun 8th 2020, 17:01
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I would need to know what frequency you are talking about? If by "the entire band range of the radio" you mean 160m - 10m then my question would be, how much room do you have? If you can run a wire 250' you would have a much better antenna on 160m. If not, you will have to make do with the space you have.

If you want a "Random Wire Antenna" us a length of 58ft, 71ft, or 84ft. You will need your tuner for these. However, if you are looking more for a "resonant" length (an antenna of ~121ft will allow you to get on 80-10 with no tuner at all) use an antenna calculator that can be found with a simple google search.

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