DG7YBN / 28 MHz / YBN 28-4w
  Last Update Dec. 17th 2021




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Performance Data and Geometry
Pattern and VSWR
With Ground Gain
Stacking
Special Stacking


YBN 28-4w   with straight split Dipole

Digi Modes + SSB band 28.0 to 29.2 MHz


A compact 10 m Yagi on 4.0 m boom (plus mounting offsets) that covers 28.0 - 29.1 MHz with a VSWR < 1.15.
The design conception is such that the Sirio SY 27-4 can be used as a hardware base. Its Gamma Match is dismissed then.
This Yagis feedpoint impedance is 50 ohms.

In the following geometry data for building with 16 mm tube elements and with taper scheme acc. the Sirio SY 27-4 hardware 16, 12, 8 mm are on display.

Design date of issue: 2021.11.16






Current distribution

All ele. 16 mm version:

All ele. tapered 16, 12, 8 mm version:




Performance Data (28.5 MHz, el. 16 mm)

Gain vs. isotr. Rad.   8.26 dBi
Gain vs. Dipole        6.1 dBD
-3 dB E-plane         62.6 deg.
-3 dB H-plane         98.6 deg.
F/B                  -20.2 dB
F/R                  -12.6 dB
Impedance               50 ohms
Mechan. Length        4000 mm
Electr. Length        0.38 λ

Stacking Dist. h-pol. (28.5 MHz)
top-to-bottom          approx. 8 m
side-by-side           approx. 6.5 m

Geometry

For building on a 40-50 mm boom, 16 mm elements insulated with hydraulic clamps like from co. Stauff:


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Pattern and VSWR Plots

Elevation and Azimuth plot at 28.5 MHz

 


SWR and Return Loss plots - simulated with 4nec2

3D pattern










Radiation pattern with Ground Gain

At 12 m above perfect ground

At 12 m above perfect ground

Gain vs. isotr. Rad.  14.1 dBi at  12 deg.
Gain vs. Dipole       12.0 dBD
Gain vs. isotr. Rad.  12.4 dBi at  40 deg.
F/B                  -19.6 dB  at 167 deg.

At 17 m above perfect ground

At 17 m above perfect ground

Gain vs. isotr. Rad.  14.2 dBi at   9 deg.
Gain vs. Dipole       12.1 dBD
Gain vs. isotr. Rad.  13.4 dBi at  27 deg.
Gain vs. isotr. Rad.  11.3 dBi at  50 deg.
F/B                  -19.2 dB  at 171 deg.








Stacking


The ordinary stacking elevtion pattern is not so great regarding the rear side.
Please take a look at the 'special stacking' and see how to easily obtain a cleaner rear pattern.


Elevation plot and data of 6 over 6 array at 10.1 m stacking distance:
Lower Yagi 11 m, upper Yagi 18.0 m above perfect gnd


Gain vs. isotr. Rad.  16.6 dBi at  10 deg.
Gain vs. Dipole       14.5 dBD
F/B                  -15.2 dB  at 170 deg.








Special Stacking


The following two arrays enclose elements of a technique introduced by Justin Johnson, G0KSC in
"Enhancing the Stacked Yagi with the Addition of Z Axis Parasitic Elements", Dubus 2/2017 and Dubus Technik XVI

Read more about his in the article preview as a PDF on the G0KSC website: https://www.g0ksc.co.uk/G0KSC217.pdf



Stack of 2 Yagis with extra reflector, upper Yagi is 2620 mm forward:
Elevation plot and data of 4 over 4 array at 11.0 m and 18.0 m = stacking distance 7 m


The extra reflector is a 16 mm tube, l = 5304 mm.
It is mounted on half height between the Yagis and in same position as the regular reflectors.


Gain vs. isotr. Rad.  16.8 dBi at 10 deg.
Gain vs. Dipole       14.7 dBD
F/B                  -27.4 dB  at 170 deg.




Stack of 3 Yagis with extra reflector, upper Yagi is 2620 mm forward:
Elevation plot and data of 4 over 4 over 4 array at 10.0 m, 17.0 m and 24.0 m = stacking distance 7 m



The extra reflectors are 16 mm tubes, l = 5304 mm.
They are mounted on half height between the Yagis and in same position as the regular reflectors.

   







Stagger Stack of 2 Yagis, upper Yagi is 2620 mm forward:
Elevation plot and data of 4 over 4 array at 11.0 m and 18.0 m = stacking distance 7 m


Gain vs. isotr. Rad.  13.97 dBi
Gain vs. Dipole       11.82 dBD
F/B                  -24.7 dB












73, Hartmut, DG7YBN



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