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Category: Antennas: HF: Verticals; Wire; Loop

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Review Summary For : EA Antennna EA80DXS
Reviews: 1MSRP: $137.95
Shortened 80 meter dipole
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W2OSR Rating: 2023-09-19
A well made short 80 Meter Dipole Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I ordered mine from DX Engineering. In the box was coil of wire with two terminals on it. Nothing was mentioned in the instructions about it. I tracked down and contacted the man who designed the antenna. The coil is a hairpin. It gives you a better match if the antenna mounted above 30 feet.
So far I've tried it with the ahair pin at about 20 feet. The VSWR at 3.700 MHz is 1.68. The antenna tuner in my K3S is able to tune it on 3.573 the FT-8 frequency. Last night I was using 90 watts and made contacts with Sweden, Brazil, Dominican Republic and Canada. I have now lenghtend the antenna just abit too long but it now covers the part of the band I want to use. The VSWR is 1.03 at 3.552 MHz. It covers 3.500 MHz to 3.640 at less than 3:1. So far for a shortend 80 meter dipole up 20 feet I am quite pleased with. The next few months should tell the whole story.