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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF: Verticals; Wire; Loop | B & W End Fed Inverted V Help

Reviews Summary for B & W End Fed Inverted V
B & W End Fed Inverted V Reviews: 12 Average rating: 4.1/5 MSRP: $200.00
Description: 55 foot each leg inverted v wire with a matching network at one end and fed with 50ohm on the other.
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VE7SDX Rating: 4/5 Jun 8, 2001 16:54 Send this review to a friend
Over all Good  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have the B & W End Fed Inverted V set up as per instructions using counterpoise and grounded at the "RF Transformer" end only.

And it works very well I get better signal reports on are public service net on 80 meters then others right in my area using 1/4 wave and other antennas.

The match is good below 1.3 on all bands but 1.8 mhz were a tuner is needed and performance is not great but usable.

Don't expect to compete with the "big guns" but over all for someone that needs a antenna like this to be able to get on all the bands with
good results it is a good buy.

I have had mine in service for 5 years no problems and have worked world wide with only 100 watts
W9JCM Rating: 0/5 Jun 8, 2001 13:56 Send this review to a friend
Awful  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This antenna is supposed to work on the roof ground etc and cover the whole HF band. I installed it at 25 feet (there specs) and terminated both ends with 8 foot ground stakes. Then ran my RG213 to the one end. Then ran the counterpoise wire as stated in the manual trying to hook it up to both ground then one side both made the ant worse. I left it on the ground under the antenna and it seemed ok.
Performance is terrible its 3 4 S down from a shortened 40M dipole at 15 foot off the ground!!!! I wrote BnW a email stating the problem and they rudly wrote me why did i buy the antenna you dont have a good enough ground! And told me i should of bought the folded dipole. They are fully of bolonga. If it was a problem the counterpoise should make a improvment but it makes it worse. This is a rip off of a antenna all it is is 110 ft of 14 gage copper wire and counterpoise wire and a pvc balun and a pvc matching transformer. VERY CHEAP and the price is 200 dollars! A poor excuse for a antenna. It will come down for sure.
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