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A printed wide-slot antenna for wideband applications is proposed and experimentally investigated in this communication. A modified L-shaped microstrip line is used to excite the square slot. It consists of a horizontal line, a square patch, and a vertical line. For comparison, a simple L-shaped feed structure with the same line width is used as a reference geometry. The reference antenna exhibits dual resonance (lower resonant frequency f1, upper resonant frequency f2). When the square patch is embedded in the middle of the L-shaped line, f1 decreases, f2 remains unchanged, and a new resonance mode is formed between f1 and f2 . Moreover, if the size of the square patch is increased, an additional (fourth) resonance mode is formed above f2. Thus, the bandwidth of a slot antenna is easily enhanced. The measured results indicate that this structure possesses a wide impedance bandwidth of 118.4%, which is nearly three times that of the reference antenna. Also, a stable radiation pattern is observed inside the operating bandwidth. The gain variation is found to be less than 1.7 dB.