I've been using a ZS6BKW, Yo-Yo dipole and an Alpha DX antenna for portable work.
I'd like to try an end fed antenna - I'm happy with all the others but one can never
have too many antennas. I'm using an Elecraft KX3, CW & SSB. Usually 5 watts max.
Most of my time is spend on 80/40 CW.
I am looking at the LNR EndFedz and was hoping to get some feed-back from the Guru's.
The choices I have come down to are:
- EF-10/20/40MKII, 25 watt, 40 ft
- EF-40/20 , 100 watt, 66 ft
I'm leaning toward the 66ft/100watts just because more wire seems to get more signal and
I might want to run more power but never have.
Or I could build one using the Balun Designs 9:1 Unun and some wire of my own.
This would get me the 80 mtrs I like to hang out on.http://www.balundesigns.com/servlet/the-102/QRP-9-cln-1-Unun-1.5/Detail
What wire would you recommend for this?
Anyone have a favorite length of wire? It looks like 52.5 or 124 ft. are the sweet spots.
Does anyone use a counterpoise with this and what type?
Do you think it would perform as well as the EndFedz?
Thanks for any help you can be.