Bonito Boni-Whip Active Antenna

The Radio Hobbyist has just ordered one of these compact antennas. Stay tuned for an unboxing video and then a follow-up review of this interesting antenna.


The Bonito Boni-Whip© active antenna receives from 20 kHz to 300 MHz with impressive performance … despite its modest size. It is great for portable operation, mobile and maritime installations as well for outdoor base use with restricted covenants. Power is fed to the Boni-Whip via the coaxial feed line.

This antenna operates from 12 to 14 VDC 45 mA. The user must supply the DC power source. Additionally, the user must supply the BNC male to BNC male cable between the power-feed unit and the Boni-Whip antenna element.

The active antenna circuitry is cased in a weather and UV resistant black box. The voltage supply is delivered by the antenna cable and the included power supply module (bias tee).

Bonito Boni-Whip Specs

Frequency range: 20 kHz -300 MHz
Voltage supply: 12V-15V
Gain: 3dB
Upper Frequency Limit: (-1db): 300 MHz
IP3: +32.5 dBm
IP2: +55 dBm

  • Wide frequency range 20 kHz – 300 MHz
  • Small dimensions
  • Ideal for traveling, at home or DX-Camps

What’s in the Box:
– Boni-Whip active Antenna
– Junction box
– Whip / Radiator