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G0KSC SC0412L 12el 70Mhz Yagi

G0KSC SC04012L 12el 70Mhz  OWA Yagi Antenna with a 14.26 Metre Length Boom

This is a nice DX bean for 70Mhz. As always it has a nice flat SWR curve and is built with in a non-critical format so any small errors you make whilst constructing will not have a huge impact on performance.

I recommend this to be built from a 5 metre length of 1.75 inch box section aluminum with a 1.5 inch 5 metre length cut in to and slotted into each end. This will need additional support

Dimensions in Metres

Element spacing:

  • Ref =       0
  • Driven =  .654
  • D1 =       .982
  • D2 =      1.735
  • D3 =      2.677
  • D4 =      3.928
  • D5 =      5.68
  • D6 =      7.384
  • D7 =      9.253
  • D8 =      10.996
  • D9 =      12.903
  • D10=     14.258

Element sizes per element half:

  • Ref =       1.47
  • Driven =   1.024
  • D1 =        .976
  • D2 =        .951
  • D3 =        .942
  • D4 =        .929
  • D5 =        .915
  • D6 =        .909
  • D7 =        .899
  • D8 =        .903
  • D9 =        .911
  • D10=       .917

Performance figures @ 70.250Mhz:

  • Froward Gain: 15.89dBi free space
  • Front to Back: 29.43dB
  • Radiation angle at 10 Metres above ground: 10 degrees

 

Element diameter:

Each element is made out of single piece 1/2 inch (12.7mm) aluminum tubing Each element half length needs to be doubled in order to gain your total element size. No difference is length needs to be calculated for the 1inch or 1,1/4 inch boom as the elements sit high enough above the boom for the boom to have no influence.

NOTE:

You can build this antenna with 13mm diameter tubing using the same parameters above. Slightly higher front to back ratio and forward gain will be seen along with a narrower SWR curve.

 

For construction information see 'G0KSC insulators' and the UKSMG article from the main menu on the home page.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

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