Because of health reasons OM Bakker stopped the production of
Mini-Whip Antannas for us. Therefore we started to produce our own
Whip active antenna in January 2014. We have tried to integrate the
advantages of the Mini-Whip and minimize the disadvantages. We did
not a 1:1 copy just with an radiator, but really redesigned and
created an excellent successor, the Bonito "Boni-Whip".
I made a completely fair test "Boni-Whip" against "Mini-Whip" and
the result speaks clearly for the "Bon-Whip". About the quality and
the differences between the new Boni-Whip and Mini-Whip have a look
at our Newsroom article in english:
More Information about the Boni-Whip active Antenna can be found
This Mini-Whip active Antenna is one of the smallest (only about 10
cm) long, medium and shortwave active antenna. It offers despite
the small size, excellent reception results. Not only SWL listeners
around the world, also skippers use this nice antenna on a boat.
This antenna was developed by the Dutch radio amateur Rohloff Baker
(PA0RDT). It is an active EH-field antenna that already provides
outside even from lowest frequencies a very good reception. The
Bonito Mini-Whip active Antenna can be used already from 10 KHz and
is therefore for low-frequency interested users a very good choice.
This antenna can be used for many reception purposes: SWLing, DXing,
RTTY on LW, and RTTY and weather fax on short wave, NAVTEX, NDB's,
aeronautical, radio and Hamradio (SSB, PSK, RTTY, Morse code, and
much more) on shortwave.
Frequency Range: 10 kHz-30MHz
Power supply: 12-14Volt, ca. 45mAH
2.IP> +70 dBm
3.IP> +30 dBm
P.out ~ +20 dB
For a better view, here are
from Fernando ef="http://www.fenu-radio.ch">
Well, if you
see the size of the antenna, you may think the Bonito Mini-Whip
active Antenna provides a weak reception. You will be absolutely
surprised! In direct comparison with the high-end antennas, such as
the Fenu loop / HDLA3 & ALA1530S +, the little Mini Whip does not
need to hide. In the VLF & LW area, it provides signals that almost
takes your breath away.
Great product at a great price! The Mini-Whip is a real insider
See here how a "crazy" DXer, mounted his Mini-Whip Antenna on his