ARRL

MF/HF Receiving Wire Antennas

Introduction

Receiving wire antennas are useful on 160 and 80 meters, where rotatable antennas are impractical for all but a few lucky hams.  The noise is so high on these bands that efficiency can be sacrificed with a negligible effect on receive signal to noise ratio.

Articles

Beverage

EWE

  • Is this Ewe for YouMembers Only
    QST February 1995, pp. 31-33
    Feedback QST April 1995, p 75
    Here's a really simple receiving antenna for 80 and 160-meter Dxing.
  • More EWEs for You  Members Only
    QST January 1996, pp. 32-34
    You've seen the basic EWE, now you can have switchable, directional EWEs!

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