DG7YBN / 1296 MHz / YBN 23-9m
  Last Update July 12th, 2021




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Performance Data and Geometry
Pattern and VSWR
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YBN 23-9m  Yagi with straight Driven Element



A short and easy to build 23 cm Yagi that provides a clean pattern and almost 14 dBi of gain.
This is the scaled version of the 2 m band YBN 2-9m. Design date of issue: 2020.12.29

Photo Credit: Dubus Magazine 2/2021, front page

Building of a 23 cm Yagi with elements insulated through the boom making use of
SM5BSZ's BC.exe on 1296 MHz with a tested offset factor as in full described in
'Applied Conversation of Segmented Wires from NEC2 to 1296 MHz Yagi Elements', Dubus 2/2021.

This Yagis S11: Return Loss (dB) plotted by ZS6JON with an Anritsu MS2000 VNA:



For the geometry table of the YBN 23-9m through a 5/8 inch boom see here




YBN 23-9m pioneer build by Maxime, F4FEY (thanks Maxime!).
The Yagi is build on Boom 7.5 x 7.5 mm ABS Plastic using 3 mm elements and 4 mm dipole.




YBN 23-9m build by DF3FX (thanks Felix!).

The Yagi is built on a 25 mm "Isolationsrohr EN 25" from PVC.
Element diameter is 3.2 mm. Material = welding rods EN ISO 18273, S AlMg 5754 (AlMg3), 3.3536.

S11, Return Loss -29 dB at 1296.1 MHz. Measured with a HP 8752A, coax 8120-5148-A LM9123 USA, pigtail coax 14.5cm of RG316




YBN YBN 23-9m 3D pattern plot at 1296.2 MHz




Performance Data

Specs: with 3 mm elements @ 1296.2 MHz

Gain vs. isotr. Rad.  14.0 dBi
Gain vs. Dipole       11.8 dBD
-3 dB E-plane         38.4 deg.
-3 dB H-plane         42.6 deg.
F/B                  -26.3 dB
F/R                  -23.1 dB
Impedance               50 ohms
VSWR Band Width       1.06:1 *
Mechan. Length        499.4 mm plus 2 x 15 mm offset
Electr. Length        2.15 λ

Stacking Dist. h-pol. (1296.2 MHz)
top-to-bottom         0.318 m or 1.04 ft
side-by-side          0.352 m or 1.15 ft

*) at 1300.0 MHz


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Geometry



This Yagi with 3 mm elements through a 7.5 x 7.5 mm plastic boom

Ele. 3.0 mm
DE 4.0 mm
Boom 7.5 x 7.5 mm ABS Plastic


Ele. fastening &. photo acc. F4FEY
 



"Ready to saw and drill" data for mounting elements through this plastic boom:



The Drivers diameter is 4 mm.
The EZNEC model is done with Auto-Segmentation at 1296.2 MHz







This Yagi with 3.2 mm elements through a 7.5 x 7.5 mm plastic boom

Ele. 3.2 mm
DE 4.0 mm
Boom 7.5 x 7.5 mm ABS Plastic


Ele. fastening &. photo acc. F4FEY
 



"Ready to saw and drill" data for mounting elements through this plastic boom:








Imperial Boom 5/8"

This table is only valid for:
Boom shape: square
Boom dim: 5/8 x 5/8 inch
Wall thickn.: 1.6 mm
Holes in boom: 7.6 mm
Offset rear: 300 mm
Offset front: 40 mm
 


Note: All the above include a "Segmentation Density Correction" (SBC) plus an offset for 23 cm of 4.52 mm per element
for compensation of the insulators as shown above in combination with SM5BSZ'S BC.exe values.

Note: with through Boom BC it is important to stick to the boom end offsets given below!

Read abt. the SBC here .




The Drivers diameter is 4 mm for the plastic boom versions, 5 mm for the aluminium boom versions.
The EZNEC model is done with Auto-Segmentation at 1296.2 MHz








Pattern and VSWR Plots

Elevation and Azimuth plot at 1296.2 MHz

 


Return Loss and SWR plots - simulated










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73, Hartmut, DG7YBN



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