We propose a new band-notched folded strip monopole antenna for ultrawideband applications. This antenna is composed of a forked-shape radiator and a 50 Omega microstrip line. To achieve band-rejected filtering property at the WLAN bands, the forked-shape strips are folded back and result in a pair of coupled lines on the radiator. The length and gap width of the coupled lines primarily determine the notched frequency of the antenna. Based on the band-notched resonance, an equivalent circuit model is proposed for the antenna and the calculated antenna input admittance agrees with the full-wave simulation data. With the help of the dimensionless normalized antenna transfer function, the radiation characteristics are investigated thoroughly. The transmission responses of a transceiving antenna system and their corresponding transient analysis are discussed at the end of this paper.