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We present a new multiresonator loaded band-rejected planar monopole antenna for ultrawideband applications. The proposed microstrip-fed antenna is composed of a flared metal plate, a truncated ground plane, and two pairs of folded strips. By applying the resonance nature of the folded strips and the associated cross coupling effects, the proposed antenna demonstrates bandstop-filter-like response with bandwidth controllability at the targeted rejection band. To illustrate the antenna operating mechanism more clearly, an equivalent circuit model consisting of RLC lumped resonators and J-inverters is discussed and extracted. The antenna input admittance calculated with the help of the equivalent circuit model agrees reasonably well with the simulated one obtained by the full-wave simulator. The design concept and the simulated and experimental results including the return losses, radiation patterns, and gain responses versus frequencies are carefully investigated throughout the paper. A parametric study in terms of the bandwidth tunability of the proposed design at the notched band is performed. The effects of the finite size ground plane are studied in this paper as well.