The two loops looked a bit horrendous not only because of the wire in the air, but because I used halyards to lift them in the air to the top of wooden stair rails. It was all very messy. They were also extremely close together along the back of the garden which meant some of my RF was absorbed by the other loop. I like loops for two reasons, a for my small garden plot, I can achieve in half the size, what other do with a full size dipole and b a resonant loop will also resonate on every harmonic, that means tuning a 40m loop at 7.
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While dipoles are very efficient antennas, they are not the only way to go. If you only have one support an end-fed antenna may suit you better. However, they can be a cheap and easy way to get a multi-band antenna up for the HF bands, but you must usually use an Antenna Tuning Unit ATU or other matching device.
Long wire antenna for portable operations. Under development With the view to establish a quick and easy multi-band antenna deployment for portable and camping operations a simple long wire antenna with an earth or earth plus counterpoise arrangement with a voltage unun including a tuner or simply with a tuner is one possible solution. With the voltage unun and wire lengths suggested in the below tables the antenna should present non extreme impedances for all HF amateur band frequencies. This page is far from complete and represents the ongoing investigation into this type of antenna. Experiments to date seem to have raised more questions than obvious answers.