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In this letter, a novel planar monopole antenna with a variable frequency band-notch characteristic for ultrawideband (UWB) applications is presented. The UWB property is achieved by embedding two shorted rectangular quarter-wavelength resonators. Two other L-shaped quarter-wavelength resonators coupled to the radiating patch are also used in order to generate the frequency band-stop performance and control antenna characteristics such as band-notch frequency and its bandwidth. The designed antenna has a stopband of 5-5.9 GHz while maintaining wideband performance from 3.1 to 11 GHz with VSWR <; 2.