For more than 5 years, for HF communications I use the G5RV Junior antenna covering the 10, 15, 17, 20, 30 and 40 meter ham bands. It has 2 radiators of 7.75 m length each connected to a 450 ohm ladder line. Termination is an SO-239 jack to connect to the RG58 50 ohms coaxial cable running to the rig. This antenna can be erected in a dipole or inverted V configuration. I choose the inverted V option. One radiator runs over the rooftop of my house and the other radiator runs above my garden. The antenna can handle up to 1500 watts (Allthough I normally run not more than appr. 20 Watts RF)
The G5RV junior antenna is a derivative from the G5RV which was originally designed to work on 20m with 4 to 6 low angle lobes reaching out in all directions.
I use the antenna in combination with an antenna tuner connected to the Yaesu FT-450 and have made hundreds of QSO’s with this aerial. It has survived many hi winds including last storm of Monday October 28 (up till windforce 10 in Zoetermeer) which blew away three of my tiles.
Replacement of tiles after the storm. Part of the G5RV jr antenna can be seen on the lefthand side