WiNRADiO AX-05E Long Wire HF Antenna

AX-05E Long Wire Antenna Kit

The AX-05E Long Wire HF Antenna is a low-cost kit containing all the necessary components for a simple but effective fast-deployment shortwave antenna suitable for a wide range of short wave, medium wave and long wave listening applications.

This antenna kit consists of approx 25 meters (approx 80 ft) of insulated copper wire, 10 meters (approx 30 ft) of weather-proof rope and two "egg" shaped insulators.

The AX-05E Long Wire HF Antenna is an excellent match for WiNRADiO WR-G31DDC, WR-G33DDC, WR-G303i, WR-G303e, WR-G313i and WR-G313e shortwave receivers.

Installation

Long Wire Antenna Installation

The installation is simple and no soldering is required. The antenna should be situated as high as possible and far away from buildings, trees or other large objects. Allowing for end terminations, a space of approximately 30 meters (90 ft) would be ideal. If the antenna needs to be shorter than this, trim the excess off the nylon rope, but leave approx one meter (3-4 ft) between the egg insulator and the supporting structures at both ends. If this is still too long, shorten the copper wire, but remember that this will reduce the effectiveness of the antenna.

Once the correct length has been determined, terminate each end of the copper wire on each insulator by passing the wire through the insulator and then winding it back over itself at least three times, as shown.

Long Wire Antenna Installation

At the end of the lead-in wire connection, make sure that you have enough wire to reach your receiver.

Long Wire Antenna Adapter Installation  
To achieve the best efficiency for the AX-05E antenna, it is recommended to use the WR-LWA-0130 Long Wire Adapter (pictured above). To connect the antenna to the adapter, strip the end of the antenna lead-in wire and tighten it under the winged nut. Connect the Long Wire Adapter to the receiver using a coaxial cable with a BNC connector. We can also assist you with a ready-made coaxial cable assembly to suit.

 

Technical Specifications
Frequency range 0.1 to 30 MHz (approx.)
Impedance 450 ohm typ.
Length Approx. 20 m (approx. 65 ft) when assembled

Specifications are subject to change without notice due to continuous product development and improvement.

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