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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A 8 element LFA Yagi for 70MHz with a 8.53mtr boom

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 antenna has been designed in order to minimise the upward and downward lobes typically seen the the EL plane on Yagi antennas. By doing this, a drastic reduction in pick up of unwanted noise in City locations is the result. The double bonus is the likelihood of reducing transmitted interference too. However, this version is not a model with optimum suppression which would see a reduction in forward gain of 1dB. If you suffer with very bad noise on 70MHz and have room for an antenna of this size, Email me for details of the very high suppression version.

This antenna can be built with Metric or Imperial sized tubing:

1 x 8el 70MHz on ON5VW

The 8el 70MHz LFA installed at G8LES


Peak Gain: 13.95dBi @ 70.250MHz

Peak F/B: 34.44dB @ 70.100MHz

SWR: Below 1.1.1 from 69.9MHz to 70.600MHz


Antenna Dimensions for UK/USA sized tubing

Spacing                      Half Element Size  in Metres              Element Diameter

Reflector                0                              1.058                                           3/8 inch or 10mm tube or rod

DE1                      .276                          .883                                            1/2 inch or 12mm tube

DE2                      .668                          .883                                            1/2 inch or 12mm  tube

D1                        1.21                          .990                                            3/8 inch or 10mm tube or rod

D2                       2.356                         .960                                            3/8 inch or 10mm tube or rod

D3                       3.804                         .946                                             3/8 inch or 10mm tube or rod

D4                       5.38                           .933                                             3/8 inch or 10mm  tube or rod

D5                       7.068                         .917                                              3/8 inch or 10mm tube or rod

D6                       8.525                         .902                                              3/8 inch or 10mm tube or rod

The ends of DE1 and DE2 are connected together with 3/8 inch or 10mm tube or rod. the Feed point is the centre of DE1.

NOTE: SWR will not read as per the graph below if you use a package with mininec or nec2. DO NOT Get your version of EZNEC confused with nec versions. Unless you have EZNEC Pro/4 you do not havew nec4. The swr graph is correct and confirmed within nec4 and through building this antenna.

Pattern is identical when using metric or imperial tubing. This is the Elevation Plot

Azimuth Plot of this super antenna

SWR as presented in 4nec2 Antenna Modelling package (nec4.1 double precision engine installed)

SWR Plot when European/metric tubing (12mm/10mm) is used

SWR Plot when Imperial (1/2 inch, 3/8 inch) tubing is used

Any questions, please ask!

Justin G0KSC