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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF: Verticals; Wire; Loop | WIMO G5RV dipole 31m Help

Reviews Summary for WIMO G5RV dipole 31m
WIMO G5RV dipole 31m Reviews: 2 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $87.45
Description: Clever antenna for all bands 80 to 10m (or 40 to 10m), consist of a 31m long dipole which is fed with a 10m long parallel feed line. At the end of the parallel feed any length of coax can be used (balun version required).
SWR on amateur bands is between 1:1 and 1:4, so a tuner is required (internal tuner of many RTX is sufficient). Works with reduced efficiency also on WARC bands. Max. power load 1KW SSB/CW, come complete with parallel wire fed, PVBC coated antenna wire, with or without balun 4:1.
Product is in production.
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F4EGA Rating: 5/5 Oct 30, 2015 13:29 Send this review to a friend
Double G5RV 63m  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This is not my first G5RV, but this antenna is better made then any other G5RV that I have seen or owned. After I took down the old G5RV and put up the Wimo G5RV, I found a lower noise level across the bands. The antenna tunes up across the bands (160-6m), with a flat SWR. Don't need tuner on 80m, the band is covered with 1,6 SWR max at 3.5MHz and 3.8MHz. The antenna is mounted about 12m up as an inverted V. You will not go wrong with this antenna.
ON4SKY Rating: 5/5 Apr 11, 2004 10:09 Send this review to a friend
Excellent dipole  Time owned: more than 12 months

I was looking for a low cost multi-band antenna, light, and easy to setup. I bought thus the WIMO G5RV dipole, 31m long, that is offered for less than 90 euros from WiMo in Germany. At that price this is really a winner ! (and with some habits you can even built it yourself).

It supports without problem 1 KW PEP and severe weather conditions. Wire is made of stranded steel protected with PVC.

The ladder line is standard, made of an open wire of low impedance and has to be placed well above ground to avoid the blades of the lawnmower...HI !

Image of the center feeder here :

It comes with a 4:1 balun ended with a SO-239 PL female connector to connect it easier to a coax line to your RTX.

No problem to work stations on any bands from 80 to 10m including WARC.
It can also be used on 160m using small cap hat (see my website).

Used barefoot (100W PEP) thnaks to this antenna I confirmed SSB QSOs at RS-59 up to India, Sri lanka, 55 to K/USA, Chile and Japan (weak). But at such a "low power" it was hard to work pile-ups or DX-peditions over 8000 km away.
Of course with 1 kW out, you work the world even if you do not receive your correspondent as loud as using a more directive antenna.

Installed "flat-top" this is also an excellent listening antenna or for Field Day activities (at condition to have a pole or trees to attach its ends!). It captures also much less QRM/QRN that a vertical (compared to a Fritzel GPA-404 and WIMO GPS-1500).

Also an excellent investment for a SWL who has some space left (you can also setup it in inverted V if you have less free space or against a wall, etc).

How to install it ? Mine is wired in straight line (not mandatory) between a chimney placed 7m high and a fence located 45m away 1m above ground, the antenna crossing high trees by 6m high only. The active part of the dipole is hanged approx. 5m high, not much but enough to work on high bands (and lower ones this time using an omnidirectional pattern).

Hope this help.

Thierry, ON4SKY

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