I'm using a 9-band fan dipole I built for about $25 or so. It's the only HF antenna I've ever used and I've made thousands of contacts with it, including world-wide as far as Australia. I run it through an LDG tuner. If anyone is ever interested in looking over the plans just e-mail me and I can e-mail or snail mail plans with pictures( free of course, including postage) . My e-mail is [email protected] Just thought I'd make the offer.