I had several questions prior to ordering the antenna and Chris got back to me quickly and was very helpful. Bought the 71 foot 80m version of the antenna and am running it to a tree ~70 feet away and about 10-15 feet in the air. It's been amazing. I'm hearing places I never heard before with my attic mounted antenna. Got Italy from California on 30m and the Philipines on 10m today! In the few days I've been running it, I've made many first time DXCCs! Can't wait to see what happens when I get it mounted higher in the air. Loving the antenna. Would highly recommend it to other hams and may come back to buy some other sizes. The first day I had it, solar conditions were really good and I got heard in India on 20m from California!!! India! Blew my mind, I've never made it that far before. I've used it on 6m through 80m. Only 60m had problems tuning. Even got reception and some TX on 160m. I'm using an MFJ 939 tuner with a Yaesu FT891 pushing 100w.
I'm thoroughly impressed yet again. Every antenna that I have purchased from NI4L has worked flawlessly. I pulling this little short 41 foot wire antenna out of the package and immediately put it on the air activating a POTA park. I string this in whatever tree or bush that I can. Doesn't matter if it's 4 to 6 feet off the ground it performs. I'm working CW QRP and love this antenna. This is the sixth item I have purchased from NI4L and am 100% satisfied with each and every one. When you can work DX with a wire chest high off the ground QRP, nuff said.
It took some time, only because I was waiting to get full clearance from my doctor to get back to doing things with no restrictions. Anyway, I finally got the antenna strung up in the attic. After firing up the rig, I decided to try FT8. Boom!!! Immediately snagged Western Australia and shortly after that Japan, from Georgia. What more can one say....awesome, to say the least!!! I'm a happy HAM!
This is a well built, quality items used to make this antenna. I am using it as a sloper with excellent results. Customer service from Chris is A+. I have purchased two additional antennas and another model from him, all with the same results.
Received very timely. Evaluated and looks good. Have not been able to put it up yet as I am waiting for the the Analyzer to arrive Will follow up after install. Thank you..
Excellent antenna. I run the 41' with no problems. My Yaesu 891 and FC-50 tuner match down to 1:1 ratio with no problems 40m -10m which was all I was interested in. I have not tried higher bands and will eventually ground the antenna to attempt 75/80. 40&20 were the bands I really wanted to work and this provides more options than that. Chris is super helpful and quick to respond. Thanks for everything.
I absolutely love the antenna. Finally got everything I needed for my transceiver, including this antenna. It works as advertised and I am very pleased with it.
Have two. One inside 39 foot in the attic and one 71 foot in the back yard between trees. Very stealthy and well made. Good for deed restricted neighborhoods. Hardly visible and have made good contacts with both. Very pleased. Chris has been very helpful.
Not having easy access to the roof, I strung this int he attic. Works nicely with my tuner for 10-40 meters. Very easy to install, and am not using a ground. Tried with a ground and was better, so no need. Great quality product.
I love it, made contacts in several us states, on 40 meters and 20 meters easy to install, so small you have to really look for it. I recommend highly best antenna I have. Larry
The NI4L end-fed 40-6m dipole antenna is just about perfect for portable operation. I support the feedpoint on a push-up painters pole on the rear of an RV trailer and drape the wire over a nearby tree branch. The Elecraft KX-3 tunes it easily on all bands and it competes favorably with a Buddistick. The antenna stores easily in a quart-size plastic ziplock bag.
Simply a great design. Perfect for portable and quick operation. Received on Friday, strung the wire on the inside of my second story room along wall, over shelves, and hanging from the blinds. Worked 15 countries on 10 meters QRP over the weekend in over a couple of hours and two days. Used 817nd and Z817 auto tuner. A go bag/portable must!