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This communication examines parasitic coupling to achieve higher bandwidth (BW) and further size reduction for low-profile PEC-backed equiangular spiral antennas. The parasitic loading is realized by metallic posts placed between the antenna plane and metal reflector. The parasitically excited metallic posts can considerably improve the antenna axial ratio at low frequencies as well as make it more rigid in construction. However, in practical applications, the low-profile equiangular spirals, albeit compact, suffer from the lack of a proper planar feed. To obviate this problem, a planar spiral-shaped microstrip feed is proposed.