Multiband Shortwave Antenna – Works Great!

New Multiband Shortwave Antenna

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 … Read more

Bonito Boni-Whip Active Antenna

Bonito mini whip

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 … Read more

Antenna Reciprocity

Antenna Reciprocity

Reciprocity is one of the most useful (and fortunate) properties of antennas. Reciprocity states that the receive and transmit properties of an antenna are identical. Hence, antennas do not have distinct transmit and receive radiation patterns – if you know the radiation pattern in the transmit mode then you also know the pattern in the … Read more