In this paper a wide band planar antenna is proposed. Two dumbbell shape antennas are designed using with and without slots. Each element resonates at 5.2GHz and radiates in broadside direction. The return loss of type-l antenna is 17dB with impedance bandwidth of 458MHz and return loss of type-2 antenna is 29dB with impedance bandwidth of 395MHz. This wide bandwidth is achieved by using staggered tuning, resulting from antenna element spacing and low impedance microstrip line for connecting the elements. © 2018 IEEE.