Welcome to the Bantenna website...home of the amazing Bantenna Sleeve antenna.
The sleeve is a novel design invented by G4YVM and based on a design developed by him and his now sadly SK friend Jim, G4NWJ. There are many, many of these aerials in various forms now in use all over the world and they all do exactly what they are claimed to do - give you great QSO and ham radio fun where another aerial simply can't! I do not claim that these aerials will beat anything else in the air, nor do I claim they will add 5 S points to every signal you hear BUT, and this is a BIG but...if you are stuck for space, need stealthy, need to avoid trip hazards or a visible presence or if you want a vertical that packs into a rucksack (or your pocket) then you need a Bantenna Sleeve antenna.
The Sleeve is a wire antenna capable of handling 100w or more all day long sewn into a nylon cloth sleeve which you slide over a 7m glassfibre fishing pole. No radials, no ground wires, nothing. Low SWR (usually within 3:3 but some bands do show 4:1) on ALL amateur bands. We do recommend the use of an ATU with the Sleeve...it's not THAT magic! It will get you out on all amateur bands 160m to 10m and it looks like a banner not an antenna!