A Low-Noise 'Urban' 4 element LFA Yagi for 144-145.5MHz

Revised February 2010 V1.0

Premium commercial versions of this antenna at Innovantennas

The LFA design has a patent pending and all G0KSC designs are copyright. Any ham can build for their own use or those of a friend. Where profit or commerical gain exists, express permission of G0KSC must be sought.

If you suffer with noise from living in the city, this is another low-noise antenna from G0KSC

This one is really nice and compact, has good bandwdith (over 1MHz 1.1:1) and yet has maintained an excellent pattern at the same time with more than 10dBi.


2 x 9 element versions of this antenna at the RSGB VHF Field day 2009


Note: performance figures centred on 144.300MHz the centre SSB frequency


Forward Gain:                   10.06dBi at 144.300MHz

Front to Back Ratio:          20.06dBi at 144.300MHz

Bandwidth:                                  1MHZ below 1.1:1

Please read the 'how to make the LFA Loop' page here


Azimuth Plot of this wideband 4el 144MHz LFA



Elevation Plot



SWR Plot from 144MHz to 145MHz


Antenna Layout


Build Dimensions for UK/USA/European version Version


Element                             Spacing in metres Half element Length in metres            Element Notes

Reflector                                0                                                           .5155 3/8 Inch -  .5145 10mm  Tube

DE1                                       .136                                                     .426 Either  1/2 inch or 12mm Tube same size for both

DE2                                       .324                                                      .426 Either   1/2 inch or 12mm Tube same size for both

D1                                         .657                                                      .4625 3/8 inch - .4615 10mm  Tube

D2                                        1.224                                                     .4365 3/8 inch - .4355 10mm  Tube



DE1 and DE2 are joined at the ends by either 10mm or 3/8inch tube. Feed point is the centre of DE1

Please read the 'how to make the LFA Loop' page here

As always, any questions please ask!


Justin G0KSC