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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF: Vertical, Wire, Loop | MyAntennas EFHW-4010 4-Band End Fed Dipole Help

Reviews Summary for MyAntennas EFHW-4010 4-Band End Fed Dipole
Reviews: 12 Average rating: 4.9/5 MSRP: $$130
Description: 40-20-15-10 Metre End Fed Dipole
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KF7DS Rating: 5/5 Nov 16, 2017 19:26 Send this review to a friend
Love It  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I lost my Clark Mast and TA 31jr dipole in an ice storm earlier this year, and replaced it with an EFHW-4010. It is strung in a north south alignment with the tuner box at 30’ on a fiberglass mast, and the other end up 30’ in a tree downslope from from the mast. The feedline goes through a Myantennas common mode/rfi/line isolator before the DXE antenna switch box.

It is surprisingly quiet and has a very good s/n ratio relative to my Butternut HF2V (which has 50 radials) and an Alpha Delta 40/80m dipole which is up 45’ in the trees. On A/B comparisons, it hears much better on 40m than either of my other antennas, and works great on 20, 17, 15 and 10 meters. SWR is less than 1.4:1 on all bands in the cw portions except 17 where it is 2:1 which is easily cleaned up by the internal tuner in my IC 7300.

I am so impressed I ordered another to replace the Alpha Delta dipole, and will string it E-W up 45’.

Great antenna.
G7JZD Rating: 5/5 Sep 16, 2017 07:23 Send this review to a friend
Great  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Just erected this antenna, mainly for 40 Mts, which it works superbly, it also works great on 20 Mts = 15 Mts = 10 Mts.
Use to use a 66 feet wire for 40 Mts because of my small garden, This EFHW 4010 Fits in my garden and works great, Quiet in use and can hear stations i am certain i could not hear before, and i now can contact them, works all day at 400 watts, our allowance in the UK.
F5MWA Rating: 5/5 May 4, 2017 14:21 Send this review to a friend
Outstanding  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I bought this antenna in order to work the HF bands from my US qth in Maryland (K3EK). I was planning to put up a Hexbeam next year but in view of the outstanding results this antenna gives on 20 and 40 mtrs I have abandoned this idea. Europe is contacted very day in spite of the bad conditions we are experiencing at the moment. I have installed it at aro 20 ft above the ground in my backyard. Signal reports are very good and most hams are astonished to hear I'm working with a simple end fed. I long hesitated between a vertical and this end fed. The noise floor is very low and in no comparison with the one a vertical would have had. Try it, you'll be surprised.
KK8ZZ Rating: 5/5 Nov 13, 2016 05:33 Send this review to a friend
Best First (or Last!) Antenna  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Though I had two great antennas, a SteppIR vertical and a 3 el yagi, I wanted to try something that might give me a little better edge with more "close-in" stations. No room for standard dipole here in suburbs near Cleveland OH, but lots of room in the back yard for a "single wire" type antenna. After searching reviews and reading a LOT of antenna theory, an "end-fed dipole" seemed like a possible solution. Well, I ordered this EFHW-4010 and suspended the black box end from a 30 foot "army pole" and the insulator end raised with thin black antenna rope up onto a tree limb at about 20 feet. Have all 3 antennas coming to an Ameritron antenna switch for easy choosing. AMAZING ANTENNA !! Most of the time it's about 50-50 between the BigIR vertical and the end fed. On 40 meters, the EF is usually better on regional nets. After several months of careful comparison, I can say with great certainty that if there was only one antenna to have, this is it (or it's longer 80-10 meter brother!) Swept the antenna SWR for resonance and it's right where it should be, as advertised, every band. Don't even use the tuner. No problem running 600 watts into it either when band conditions demand that. I've had many different antennas over almost 50 years in hamming, including some great fan dipoles, and I have to say that this outperforms any wire antenna I've ever had in the air. Inexpensive antenna for such stellar performance !
N0SA Rating: 5/5 Oct 7, 2016 10:54 Send this review to a friend
Exactly As Described  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I just hung my EfHW 4010 and checked it's performance via VSWR. The tuning is spot on for all four bands. My antenna is hung flat at about 25 feet up. Before I hung the antenna I checked the matching transformer with my spectrum analyzer and sure enough the insertion loss and VSWR matched what is posted on the website. I don't know what he has inside the black box but it must be more than a simple toroid and capacitor. Whatever it is, it is well designed and meets specified parameters. It is nice to have a supplier that sells a top notch product. The quality of the build and parts used are all top notch too. I would easily buy more products from this guy if needed.
W8TK Rating: 5/5 Sep 28, 2016 12:08 Send this review to a friend
Perfect portable  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I took this antenna on vacation to northern Arizona, tossed the end up into a pine tree. First QSO was with England. Enjoyed many QSOs with Europe and all over Asia running only 10 watts with my KX3. Our club uses the antenna monthly for National Parks events because it can be deployed in just a few minutes and it works great. Since it is end-fed, it requires only one support point and any tree will do.
NA6Z Rating: 5/5 Sep 28, 2016 10:45 Send this review to a friend
Manufactured antenna exceeds expectations  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
My QTH is space-limited, both horizontally and vertically. I was looking for a multi-band wire antenna design that would fit. I read the reviews for the 8010 model and decided to take a chance on the shorter 4010. It performs very well on the 4 main bands, even though it is only mounted at 25 feet at one end and 15 at the other. The SWR claims are true. And it is quieter than my half-wave vertical dipole. Definitely worth the money.
K6BRN Rating: 5/5 Sep 25, 2016 19:06 Send this review to a friend
Compact and Effective  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I traveled a great deal with this antenna and a Yaesu FT-991 this summer, running it from back yards, in the woods strung between trees, as a horizontal dipole and a sloper, etc. It worked great on 10-15-20 and 40M. SWR was usually better than 2:1 and when it was not, because I had some mighty sloppy installations, the FT-991 internal tuner brought it right down to 1.2:1 or better. Made plenty of DX contacts, too. I used this antenna with MyAntenna's CMC-330-1K in-line RF choke. The combo of the two is tiny, light and easy to pack. Just bought its big brother, the EFHW-8010 for use as an inverted V back home. I'm sold!
N2PH Rating: 5/5 Sep 25, 2016 04:27 Send this review to a friend
N2PH-Does the job!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I had an LNR 40 through 10 meter end fed antenna and I liked it, but it was a bear to tune. After reading the reviews on the 4010 and talking to Dannie, I thought I would give it a try. No tuning was required!-the SWR’s for 40, 20, 15 and 10 were excellent. But, I am a CW operator and I love to tinker with antennas so I added about 4 inches of wire to the end and the SWR’s were even better.

But, who cares whether you have a SWR of 1.4 or 1.2 right? The key question is does the antenna work and it does. I run 40 watts or less and I have made numerous contacts all over the US and the world. I consistently get good reports. Is it a beam?-of course not, but this is a simple, very effective antenna which has worked great for me.

My set up-is the matchbox is at 30 feet and the antenna slopes down to 16 feet. I live in a very tough environment (the Jersey shore) where it is windy-average wind speed 15 MPH, and everything is affected by the salt air and this antenna seems well made to handle this tough environment.

I don't think you will be sorry if you buy one.
AB7KT Rating: 5/5 Sep 24, 2016 17:02 Send this review to a friend
Impressed  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I have only been using this antenna for about a week However, I have been using wire HF antennas since 1979 and have tried a lot of them. I came to the conclusion that there is no magic antenna: if you have wire antennas of approx. the same size, they are going to work about the same on the air. BUT, the difference with this antenna is that the end fed design makes installation much easier AND it does exhibit low SWR over the low end of various HF bands. I am making no claims of super performance on the air: it works about like any other wire antenna of similar length. But, my initial impressions are that this may be the best wire antenna I have ever used because it's easy to install and it loads without a tuner at certain spots.
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