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Review Summary For : MyAntennas EFHW-8010 antenna
Reviews: 110MSRP: $139.99
130' End Fed Half Wave wire antenna for 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10
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N8FVJ Rating: 2021-09-28
Great Multi-Band Antenna Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I do not want a tower with a 20-10 meter beam. This antenna works well enough on higher frequencies and performs like a standard dipole on 80 & 40 meters. The lower gain of a wire antenna vs a beam antenna on the upper bands is offset using a 800 watt PEP amplifier. And, of course the extra power of an amplifier on 80 & 40 meters performs well like any di-pole type antenna. It is great to not needing an antenna tuner too. Most tube amps can tune into a 2 to 1 SWR and 'flatten' the SWR out. Some have stated the balun overheats. Use the 2KW version on 600 watt to 1200 watt PEP out and and the 1K version on 100 to 500 watts PEP and it should be ok.
I am satisfied with this antenna's performance.

Note- due to RF currents, install two FT-240 ferrite at 17 feet from antenna with eights turns of coax. No RF in the shack now.
KK9H Rating: 2021-07-28
Excellent portable station antenna Time Owned: more than 12 months.
First of all, I do not run more than 100 watts with this antenna because I use it as a portable antenna with my K3 for Field Day and while on vacation. I have been extremely pleased with with the performance of the one I have. At the home we rent for our summer vacation I put it up between two trees at about 50 ft. high. When I checked it with my antenna analyzer I found that the low SWR points were within or right next to each of the bands it was designed to cover. The K3’s antenna tuner always finds a 1.2:1 or less match instantly which indicates that it isn’t working very hard. I enjoy working DX and lately I have been using FT8 which is a nice quiet mode when you are sharing a vacation house with others. I always run the K3 at 50 watts with FT8. I have been using this antenna for a couple years, but in the last week I have worked 3D2, 9M2, VK, ZL, JW, E5, A6, 9K and 5A on a mix of 40, 30 and 17 meters from my portable station. This antenna performs well.
AD4PF Rating: 2021-04-26
Poor!!! Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
The Ant is not Worth $10. Do Not buy this one Will not handle 300 to 600 watts. So don't waste your money the box will heat up will cause your SWR to go way up all his ant does the same beware no on one e mail only that tells you something I talk to the guy by email he would not do anything So Stay far away from this guy
NX7U Rating: 2021-03-28
Best Value available Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
Value = benefit/cost
Hands down, the best value antenna available. Simple to put up, but performs surprisingly well. Put mine up as an "emergency" substitute for a well-known all-band vertical. This antenna is far superior. I will always have one on hand "just in case".
Others' comments regarding power handing capability, particularly on 80m, are true, at least with FT8. I can make perhaps two consecutive FT8 QSOs on 80m before transformer heating results in a bad match. My experience is that dialing back to around 350W works well for sustained FT8 operation. I haven't run into issues on CW.
My setup: transformer end at 35', far end at 15', K3/KPA1500.
W4AEG Rating: 2020-08-29
Incredible Antenna Time Owned: more than 12 months.
Great antenna. Here from Alabama, I have worked most of South America, Canada, Europe and even New Zealand barefoot on 100 watts. Getting great signal reports. It is up about 40' i am selling it as i am upgrading to the 2KW version when I get my linear amp.

The owner told me that he can't keep up with production and he does no advertising. This is a testament to the antennas success.
NA3P Rating: 2020-08-10
Antenna was good, but prone to overheating with high power Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I sold the antenna after discovering it was getting warm to the touch when running 800 watts PEP. I bought its big brother, the EFHW-8010-2K in its place. Overall, I got good results with the EFHW-8010-HP, but I would recommend it for 200 watts or less. It tuned all bands between 80 and 10 except for 60!
W4MKC Rating: 2020-06-24
Not Happy running power Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I have used the 1080 efhw from myantennas with my IC 7300 for almost 2 years using 100 watts. It has worked great on all bands. The swr readings are 1.5.1 or less. I have made many contacts with just 100 watts.
2 months ago I bought a brand new Ameritron AL-811h. When i try to use more than 100 watts I get high SWR readings, particularly on the higher bands. I basically cant operate on 20,17, 10meters. I have talked with other operators, and they seem to have the same issues. I really liked the antenna with 100 watts or less, but now not so much. Not happy with this antenna now that I'm running a little power. Bummed
KJ4FGI Rating: 2020-04-29
Good EFHW SWR more in the CW part of the bands Time Owned: more than 12 months.
This antenna was 119.00 when I purchased it a few years back I see it's now 180.00.

I live in a HOA community, I am blessed to have a stream and woods behind me to help conceal my experimentation of antennas. I could only build Random wire or EFHW antennas.

I have spent a lot of time, although I did enjoy doing it and had gratification on results; none had excellent results across the Ham bands as the Myantennas 8010 EFHW antenna.

I have been playing around with antenna configurations since I got licensed in 2007, different lengths of wire, different sizes and mixes of toroids and enclosures to house the toroids/balun/unun/chokes.All trying to get the right configuration, I spent a lot of time and a lot of money.

I read an article in QST about Myantennas 8010 EFHW antenna, pondered the idea of purchasing one. I purchased the antenna, I set it up in a reverse inverted L, at the last 20 or so feet in goes down on a 30 degree angle.

The result was: very good on reception; it even lowered the noise level.

I have a 5 position antenna switch, 3 which I use with my other Random and EFHW homemade antennas and an SGC230 remote antenna tuner. Comparing them all the Myantennas 8010 efhw does a better job with lower noise level.

I will only have to carry one antenna.
I would recommend it if you want low swr in the cw digital bands..
ND2C Rating: 2020-04-27
Great Antenna!!! Time Owned: more than 12 months.
This antenna simply works. From North Alabama, I have talked to Kuwait (40M), England (40M,80M), and Africa (40M). It's important that the antenna wire be hung where the first 40 - 50 feet be vertical. My antenna goes straight up 50 feet into a red cedar tree, then drapes over the top and ties off to an adjacent tree. The antenna works best on 20M and 40M.

This was my second antenna, so the experience was very positive. If you have a way to hang this antenna, I would strongly recommend it. I will upgrade this antenna with a DIY 1:49 transformer or purchase a 2 KW version from MyAntennas.
VO1XT Rating: 2020-04-26
Well built. Suitable for harsh climates! Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I've had My Antennas EFHW-8010 with 14 ga upgraded wire since 2018. It is rugged and very built. This year it has survived the hardest winter I have witnessed in 50 plus years, record snow, wind and ice.
It's installed as an "Inverted L" 35 ft vertical and 100 ft sloping down to 15 ft. SWR is within range indicated on the website. I feel if you want this antenna to survive harsh conditions, 14 ga wire is a must. I would buy again in a heart beat.