I just put up this new shortwave antenna to replace the unimpressive Bonito antenna I had. This random wire antenna is performing really well. See for yourself!
This is a multiband receiving antenna and is homemade. Often referred to as Long Wire Balun, the WR-LWA-0130 adapter is used to match the impedance of a long wire HF antenna to a 50-ohm input impedance of a receiver. Such impedance matching usually results in a significant signal strength increase (up to 17dB in some cases, and approximately 5dB on average), compared to the long wire antenna connected directly to the antenna input of the receiver.
While this is a general-purpose product, it particularly well suited to match the input of many shortwave receivers to the AX-05E long wire antenna.