A 10el 12.5 Ohm 50MHz Optimised Wideband Low impedance (OWL) Yagi
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The OWL by G0KSC provides the benefits of both OWA (Optimised wideband Array) 50 Ohm antennas with those of traditional low impedance antennas. More information on the OWL can be found in the CONSTRUCTION menu above.
Do not look at the gain figure of this antenna and compare with other 10 element 50MHz Yagis. Compare the gain, F/B and bandwidth together against other antennas of a similar boom length. With almost 14.69dBi and a boom less than 15.1M long, this antenna will be a winner for field days and the rural Ham radio operator.
- Special attention should be taken in ensuring the element spacing and sizes are absolutley correct upon a 12.5 Ohm Yagi
- If SWR is not perfect, D1 may also need to be adjusted. An analyser is reccomended for use when finalising 12.5 Ohm OWL Yagis
- Visit 'Making the OWL Match' for more information on the recommended matching methods
- Please add 2mm to each element to allow for insulator correction if using G0KSC Insulators. Other insulators may require different correction. Email me for more information
An 8el OWL installed at ZL1RS
Performance UK/USA Version
Forward Gain: 14.69dBi at 50.250MHz
Front to Back Ratio: 22.28dBi at 50.250MHz
Peak Gain: 14.7dBi
Peak F/B: 22.32dB
Bandwidth: 500KHZ below 1.2:1
Build Dimensions for UK/USA Version
Element - Spacing (m) - Half element Length Element Notes
Reflector 0 1.484 12.7mm 1/2 inch Diameter tube
DE .329 1.438 12.7mm 1/2 inch tube
D1 1.055 1.3915 12.7mm 1/2 inch Diameter tube
D2 2.314 1.366 12.7mm 1/2 inch Diameter tube
D3 4.054 1.3365 12.7mm 1/2 inch Diameter tube
D4 6.081 1.3155 12.7mm 1/2 inch Diameter tube
D5 8.277 1.301 12.7mm 1/2 inch Diameter tube
D6 10.555 1.2845 12.7mm 1/2 inch Diameter tube
D7 13.095 1.2605 12.7mm 1/2 inch Diameter tube
D8 15.161 1.2745 12.7mm 1/2 inch Diameter tube
Build Dimensions for European Version
Element Spacing Half element Element Notes
Reflector 0 1.484 12mm Diameter tube
DE .329 1.438 12mm Diameter tube
D1 1.055 1.3915 12mm Diameter tube
D2 2.314 1.366 12mm Diameter tube
D3 4.054 1.3365 12mm Diameter tube
D4 6.081 1.3155 12mm Diameter tube
D5 8.277 1.301 12mm Diameter tube
D6 10.555 1.2845 12mm Diameter tube
D7 13.095 1.2605 12mm Diameter tube
D8 15.161 1.2745 12mm Diameter tube
Fantastic Azimuth plot of this 10el 50MHz OWL Yagi
The Elevation plot is really clean too. A quiet antenna compared with most!
This SWR plot is taken with the Coaxial stub embedded within the EZNEC model Ever seen a 12.5 Ohm antenna like this one before? Watch how many now appear on the Internet but remember where you saw them first.
The G0KSC OWL element layout. Note the close spacing of the first 3 elements which give the OWL its extra gain and wide bandwidth.
As always, or if you have difficulty tuning, please Email me!