DG7YBN / 144 MHz / GTV 2-9m
  Last Update May 21th 2018


Performance Data and Geometry
Pattern and VSWR
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X-pol Details

GTV 2-9m Yagi   with bent Driven Element

EME + SSB narrow bandwidth version ... strictly G/T breeding

This medium length Yagi is balanced between gain and Antenna Temperature. However providing a modest bandwidth compared to its sister design, the GTV 2-9n. In comparison to most of the entries with exceptional G/T around 2.15 wl in the 144 MHz VE7BQH G/T table its T_ant is approximately 5 ... 10 K lower. Thus it may be very useful in difficult RXing scenarios like contests or EME from within a city with a small size 4-Yagi-Bay only. The bent DE (K6STI style) transforms from low impedance to 50 ohms at feed point for direct feed.

Current Profile

Performance Data

Gain vs. isotr. Rad.  14.0 dBi
Gain vs. Dipole       11.8 dBD
-3 dB E-plane         38.4 deg.
-3 dB H-plane         42.8 deg.
F/B                  -27.3 dB
F/R                  -26.7 dB
Impedance               50 ohms
VSWR Band Width     1.25:1 *
Mechan. Length        4492 mm
Electr. Length        2.15 λ

Stacking Dist. h-pol.
top-to-bottom         2.89 m
side-by-side          3.21 m

*) as in VE7BQH G/T table = at 145.00 MHz


Sketch of Bent Dipole

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Pattern and VSWR Plots

Current distribution Elevation and Azimuth plot at 144.1 MHz


RL and SWR plot - simulated


EZNEC file of this Yagi with 8 mm elem.  

X-pol Details

• Plane Offset is 90 mm.
• Stacking Distance is 3.01 m as average of h-pol. and v-pol. distances acc. DL6WU


Stacking Dist.    DL6WU Formula
H-plane               2.851 m =  9.353 ft
E-plane               3.163 m = 10.377 ft

X-pol Stacking Dist.
3.01 m each plane

Elevation and azimuth plot and data of 4 Yagi bay using DL6WU stacking distances


AGTC_lite screenshot

Gain vs. isotr. Rad.  19.8 dBi
Gain vs. Dipole       17.6 dBD
-3 dB H-plane         17.2 deg.
-3 dB E-plane         19.2 deg.
F/B                  -30.6 dB
F/R                  -28.8 dB
T_los                  4.3 K
T_ant                228.5 K*
G/T                  -3.81 dB*
Theoretical numbers, no phasing line losses
nor imperfections caused by H-frame included
*) T_sky = 200 K, T_earth = 1000 K as in VE7BQH G/T table

73, Hartmut, DG7YBN

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