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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF: Vertical, Wire, Loop | LNR Precision End-Fed Half-Wave Wire Antennas Help

Reviews Summary for LNR Precision End-Fed Half-Wave Wire Antennas
LNR Precision End-Fed Half-Wave Wire Antennas Reviews: 282 Average rating: 4.9/5 MSRP: $52 to $125 Depending on Band
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W9WHF Rating: 5/5 Aug 19, 2014 13:32 Send this review to a friend
Excellent and Easily Deployed EF Antenna  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have been using the EF-40,EF-20 and the QRP EF 40-20-10 o over 5 years. My application is H-O-A Stealth and portable (strung from low bushes to palm trees (on vacation). I have overpowered the 40-20-10 on SSB by 100% and at home have mounted the 40-20-10 and the EF-40 and EF-20 stapled to my 6'-0" wooden fence in "stealth mode". I cannot say enough praises to Dale and his products for giving me the chance to make many 100's of contacts under horrible conditions. These antennas are exceptionally well made and they PERFORM. Just in the process of evaluating the new Quad EF, it works beautifully at only 16' elev. running only 5 Watts.37 DX contacts and counting. This is the favorite brand(IMHO) antenna for SOTA and QRP operations and reasonably priced.
AD4IE Rating: 5/5 Aug 15, 2014 17:02 Send this review to a friend
Great for backpacking  Time owned: more than 12 months
I've had my EFT-10/20/40 Trail Friendly since June of 2013 and have used it to activate several North Carolina mountains while participating in Summits On The Air. This antenna has done everything I have asked it to do. On some mountain tops I've had to wind it through trees in some rather convoluted patterns with no problem. The ATU in my KX3 has tuned it to any frequency on any band that I have asked from 80 through 6 meters. My only wish, and this is not a complaint, is that I wish that it were also available in either red or yellow as the black wire is often hard to see on the trail.
Itís the good stuff. Buy it.
KC9IWE Rating: 5/5 Aug 12, 2014 09:37 Send this review to a friend
Small size, great performance!  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have the EFT-10/20/40 Trail-Friendly and the EF-20 from LNR. The '20 has taken my FT 817 and KX3 around the world on 5 watts. I just got the 10/20/40 and could not tune it; LNR cheerfully took it back and sent me a new one that does exactly as advertised. It's tiny -- wrapped up on its self-winder it about the size of a cigar -- so it takes little room in the little pack I use for my Elecraft.
I highly recommend both of the antennas as well as LNR's rapid, friendly customer service.
AE7UT Rating: 5/5 May 21, 2014 08:34 Send this review to a friend
Fantastic antenna with top-notch customer service  Time owned: more than 12 months
I've owned an LNR EF-10/20/40 MkII for over a year. I've made countless contacts camping, hiking, SOTA, back yard and on the beach. The antenna just works. I use a Jackite fiberglass pole or a carbon fiber crappie pole as a mast if no trees are around. The price seemed high until I used it and compared it to the other portable antennas. Believe me it's the best bang for the buck out there.

I recently pulled my antenna out of my back pack to find the coil broken (my fault). I called LNR-Precision to see if I could purchase one separately. He was emphatic that the antenna should have withstood my carelessness and sent me a replacement for free.

Great antenna combined with amazing customer service. What more can you ask for?
KK4NWW Rating: 5/5 May 20, 2014 21:54 Send this review to a friend
GREAT  Time owned: more than 12 months
73S de KK4NWW
WB6I Rating: 5/5 May 15, 2014 23:32 Send this review to a friend
It just works  Time owned: more than 12 months
Due to HOA restrictions, I run QRP 5W with the LNR 40-20-10 and LNR 15 end fed dipoles. Each is mounted as slanted dipoles with the high end attached to a palm tree that is only 16 ft. With this QRP setup I've worked all 50 states and 102 countries.
K1OE Rating: 5/5 May 7, 2014 05:07 Send this review to a friend
excellent!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
hi all
to begin, I find the reviews so helpful and appreciate the time and effort everyone invests in them.
within the past half year, I have had an opportunity to set up a new hf station at my elderly mother's home while caring for her.
it was fun to consider the yards and trees to decide what to do. I decided on the multi band (40, 20, 10) LNR (PAR) End-Fed.
easy to set up and tune. it is up 25 feet and horizontal.
I use it primarily on 40 cw. I always run 8 watts (minimum power for my IC-735). with this antenna, I feel very effective...getting responses to my calls very easily. what prompted me to write this review was my delightful experience last nite on 20 meters. I easily worked stations from Russia, Sweden and Venezuela with my 8 watt signal through a great antenna. I will buy another one for portable use.
W0XXX Rating: 5/5 Mar 22, 2014 15:15 Send this review to a friend
It works!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I have the EF-20.

Super easy to put up, and works surprisingly well. Didn't need to fine tune it at all. It's strung between a tree and my house and is almost invisible unless you are really looking for it. It's in the clear at about 20 feet. Should be higher, but works very well at that height. I'm working stations on the first call on phone, and cw contacts are easy.

This would be the perfect antenna for portable ops if I still had my FT-817.

Great product, and works like it should, provided the end user meets the requirements which allows these to perform. Get them up, and in the open. It's that simple.
N0OXK Rating: 5/5 Jan 13, 2014 16:05 Send this review to a friend
EF-6 review  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I have 6 meters SSB covered but needed a FM antenna for 6 meters. Had read numerous reviews on these Endfedz antennas. I found this EF-6 offered on a on-line auction and bought it for about 1/2 price. Got it in and temporarily set up in the shack. The instructions were very accurate in their tuning trims. Three trims and I was dead on where I needed it. (1.2-1 swr with 54 ohms). I hooked it to the radio and very high S-meter reading. It would not even activate a local repeater. auggghhh!!! I sent an email to LNR company and the owner, Larry sent numerous quick emails to me trying to determine what was wrong. We determined that everything was OK except the location I had placed it. It is a high impedance antenna and does not like being close to metal. As soon as I repositioned it so that it was in the clear, it worked perfectly. It is a simple and VERY portable antenna. The company worked beyond normal to resolve the issue. I will be buying a few more of these for use when I am backpacking or for emergency operations. I give the antenna and company FIVE STARS and highly rated.

Jeff N0OXK
WA4GQG Rating: 5/5 Nov 28, 2013 04:12 Send this review to a friend
Shockingly Great Performance  Time owned: more than 12 months
After initial skepticism, I've found this antenna to be a very good performer! (I am using the 20 meter version.) It put ST0R (Republic of South Sudan) in the log through a ferocious pileup during its' evaluation run... and recently worked T33A at ESP levels during a very minimal band opening with
few other ops apparently able to hear him... (It is installed as a vertical with the lower end about 4 feet off the ground.) It did outperform a resonant inverted vee installed using the same apex point, which I frankly couldn't believe at first!
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