This simple long wire (16' long) antenna will improve the reception on the short-wave bands for most any portable short-wave radio including our GP-5. The coil of wire just clips right to the telescopic antenna. When you are all done you just wind it up on it's own neat coil. Perfect for travel. This will really open up the short-wave bands for your listening enjoyment.
I got this for my GP-5/SSB as a backup for my go-bag. It does what it is supposed to and thats what counts.
Neat little ( big ) antenna. Rolls up nicely and stows away in bag easily. When its time to deploy, it just takes seconds versus the min or 2 to untangle a wrapped cord. They only thing I wish it had wouls be a little knob to help wind it instead of the indent in the case. But thats just me. Live this thing and would highly recomend it. Oh ya. It really helps bring in thise weak signals.
I would have given this a 5 star,but the first time I wound it up it got stuck and I had to take it apart. Otherwise, it is very handy. Just keep a little tension on the wire when winding it up, unfortunately, that takes 3 hands and I only have 2.