Any thoughts on the EF-SWL

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Any thoughts on the EF-SWL

Post by ZL2BMH » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:05 am

Hello All.

Unfortunately, I am severely disabled and rely on my neighbour or wife to carry out the physical work for me, such as hanging the wire etc. It saddens me by lying in bed or strapped to a wheelchair and see others working on my behalf, so I decided to look for a commercially made aerial, that's cut to size that I want.

What are the groups' thoughts on the EF-SWL? I thought I would have it placed in the sloper position.

Your opinion would be greatly appreciated.


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Re: Any thoughts on the EF-SWL

Post by rtlsdrblog » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:51 am

Hi Jim, good to see another Kiwi here (i'm in Auckland).

Sorry I don't have experience with this particular antenna, but I see no reason why it wouldn't work well. Looks like it's basically just a random wire with 9:1 transformer, but a high quality one. If you can get it into a good position away from noise sources it can probably work well.

The reviews on eHam all look great too

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Re: Any thoughts on the EF-SWL

Post by Old Salty Dog » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:05 am

I have had one for 6+ years now and I have to say it is
worth every penny. Hardware all 1st class and quite durable.
I just got one of these RTL-SDR things and all ready have
big plans for the two. read up on the connector block as there
are a few ways to set up the shorting bar to get the lowest
noise floor you can.
Buy it once, use it for years and enjoy it!

Frenchie N3UFJ

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