Building the PA0RDT Mini-Whip Antenna

The PA0RDT Mini-Whip Antenna is a small and compact active antenna that acts as a full-size antenna for bands ranging from VLF to HF. It’s ideal for cases where you can’t put up a large antenna or are restricted on space. Most of the feedback on the design I found online was quite positive, so I decided I’d get one and try it out for myself.

A few weeks back I bought a Mini-Whip active antenna kit from a seller on eBay. While I could have built it completely myself, I liked the idea of having a neat and tidy antenna on a printed circuit board, so this was great, and I was able to put it together in about half an hour.

PA0RDT kit

PA0RDT kit

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