Performance Data and Geometry
Pattern and VSWR
With Ground Gain
GTV 28-9w with bent Dipole
27.9 to 28.7 MHz with VSWR < 1:1.2 (Return Loss better -20 dB)
On 28 MHz we should less look for gain but very clean directivity, because if the band is open successful DX more or less comes down to fade out unwanted signals. If we can easily produce a signal that enables us to ping our own echo when twice (!) around the globe with less than 100 watts of output, we may pass on 0.5 dB gain. And when band is closed that little bit would not help at all.
The patterns scattering factor (dt.: Streufaktor) as ratio of all rear and side lobes against the beam lobe is what we should look for in first place.
Note: This is not a beginners Yagi. Like on VHF the bent dipole needs trimming regarding bending angle and final length. Thus you should be able to lower this Yagi for a few times on the mast easily for final trimming.
Design date of issue: 2023.04.30
Performance Data (28.5 MHz, 16 mm el.)
Gain vs. isotr. Rad. 13.6 dBi Gain vs. Dipole 11.4 dBD -3 dB E-plane 38.8 deg. -3 dB H-plane 43.8 deg. F/B -29.7 dB F/R -19.7 dB Impedance 50 ohms Mechan. Length 19970 mm + 2 x 50 mm offset Electr. Length 1.90 λ
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Pattern and VSWR Plots
Elevation and Azimuth plot at 28.5 MHz
SWR and Return Loss plots - simulated with 4nec2
Radiation pattern with Ground Gain (28.5 MHz)
• At 16 m above perfect ground
Gain vs. isotr. Rad. 19.1 dBi at 9 deg. Gain vs. Dipole 17.0 dBD F/B -32.1 dB at 171 deg.
• At 20 m above perfect ground
Gain vs. isotr. Rad. 19.3 dBi at 7 deg. Gain vs. Dipole 17.1 dBD F/B -29.3dB at 173 deg.
Stacking: none so far
73, Hartmut, DG7YBN