End-Fed for WARC

As the 30m band is CW-only, I will skip this band for the moment. I'm not (yet) a CW guy.

Leaving 17m an 12m to combine in one antenna.


How to make the antenna resonant for both bands. The frequencies relate to each other as 3 to 4.

On the Internet there's lot of discussion about this End Fed.
One thread uses a full wave for 12m a coil and after that a wire of less than a meter to make 17m and 30m resonant. But how dus this work in theory?

So I dicide to start with one band: 17m.

Impedance transformer (UnUn)

3x24 and 2x14 impedance transformers
3x24 windings (left) - 2x14 windings (right) - Bifilar wound - Common ground

Ferrite Toroid FT-140-43. Should be enough for 100W PEP.

The impedance for a dipole antenna is high at both ends. Around 3 kΩ.
For a 50Ω coax feed line a 50x (2,5kΩ) to 70x (3,5kΩ) impedance transformer is needed.

As the frequencies (18MHz and 24MHz) are relative high, I will use the 2x14 windings UnUn.

See UnUn impedance transformer for End-Fed for more details.


17m (within band)


17m broader frequency range


to be continued

Editors remark

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