Canvey Island, Essex, England
Twin boom quad
144MHz LFA Yagis
144MHz LFA Yagis

Low Noise LFA Yagis designed by G0KSC free to build for personal use.

144MHz LFA Yagis
70cms LFA Yagis
70cms LFA Yagis
Twin-Boom G0KSC Quads
G0KSC Twin-Boom Quads
Twin-Boom G0KSC Quads
G0KSC Custom Dish feeds - Above installation @ HB9Q
Custom low-noise dish feeds
Custom low-noise dish feeds
G0KSC Custom Dish Feeds

Above installation @ HB9Q

G0KSC Custom Dish feeds - Above installation @ HB9Q
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18el OWL Yagi for 144MHz on an 18m long boom

Using 1/4" elements and 1/2" folded dipole optimised for weak signal working including EME.

This antenna uses a conventional closed loop vertically mounted folded dipole made of 1/2" tube. it is recommended to use 3/8" round tube end sections to allow for finalisation adjustment for lowest return loss when completed. Within the model shown, the loop height is 52mm and the boom will run between this loop. The height of the loop can be changed without too much change to the elevation pattern although the overall width of the folded dipole will need to change to compensate for any loop height adjustment.

Ideally the folded dipole will be grounded to the loop opposite the feed point. This will help protect the receive against static build up and also produced a Band Pass Filter (BPF) property too. The antenna will become very high impedance very quickly either side of the 2m band which in turn will help reduce given and received out-of-band interference.

current profile

Current profile of the 18el 6.19wl OEL Yagi for 144MHz

Performance single antenna:

Gain:                         18.13dBi

F/B:                           29.29dB

-3dB E-plane:           24.2 degrees

-3dB H-plane:           25.2 degrees

Impedance:              50Ohm balanced

SWR:                       143.8MHz-144.8MHz better than 1.27:1

Stacking Distances

DL6WU:                   E-plane 4.769m, H-plane 4.962m - Resulting G/T -2.024dB*

Over-stack (8%):     E-plane 5.150m, H-plane 5.369m - Resulting G/T -1.780dB*

* G/T based on Urban environment: T_sky = 290 Kelvin - T_earth = 5,400.00 Kelvin

AGTC_anyGTa_lite output for DL6WU spacing

18el 144MHz OWL 12.875m GT DL6WU 4.962x4.769 


AGTC_anyGTa_lite output for Voer-stacked from DL6WU spacing by 8%

18el 144MHz OWL 12.875m GT over stack 5.150x5.369

Polar shape - Single antenna:

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SWR Plot: