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!