Performance Data and Geometry
Pattern and VSWR
With Ground Gain
YBN 28-6n with straight split Dipole
Digi Modes + SSB band 28.2 to 28.6 MHz
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.
Design date of issue: 2020.08.20
YBN 27-6n = 27.5 MHz version built by PU2TDY. His qrz: 3at282
YBN 28-6n but by IZ1RFT
Size of bracket plates
Dipole: 230 x 42 x 20
Elements: 150 x 42 x 20
Matteo reports from pretest only 1 m above flat roof:
"Also today I have connected with 200 watt power of the icom 7700, stations from South America and do not believe that I have 1 meter antenna from the roof. I can't wait for it to be on the tower ..."
Performance Data (28.4 MHz, 16 mm el.)
Gain vs. isotr. Rad. 11.0 dBi Gain vs. Dipole 8.9 dBD -3 dB E-plane 50.4 deg. -3 dB H-plane 63.0 deg. F/B -21.2 dB F/R -15.9 dB Impedance 50 ohms Mechan. Length 9598 mm Electr. Length 0.91 λ Stacking Dist. h-pol. (28.3 MHz) top-to-bottom 10.1 m or 33.1 ft side-by-side 12.4 m or 40.7 ft
For building on a 40-50 mm boom, 16 mm elements insulated with hydraulic clamps like from co. Stauff:
27.5 MHz version for building on a 40-50 mm boom, 16 mm elements insulated with hydraulic clamps like from co. Stauff:
Center of Gravity
Mount at around 4500 mm from rear (incl rear and front offset of 140 mm each); 28 MHz version.
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Pattern and VSWR Plots
Elevation and Azimuth plot at 28.2 MHz
SWR and Return Loss plots - simulated with 4nec2
Radiation pattern with Ground Gain
At 12 m above perfect ground
At 12 m above perfect ground
Gain vs. isotr. Rad. 16.65 dBi at 12 deg. Gain vs. Dipole 14.50 dBD F/B -20.6 dB at 169 deg.
At 14 m above perfect ground
Gain vs. isotr. Rad. 16.71 dBi at 8 deg. Gain vs. Dipole 14.56 dBD F/B -22.7 dB at 170 deg.
At 17 m above perfect ground
Gain vs. isotr. Rad. 16.88 dBi at 9 deg. Gain vs. Dipole 14.73 dBD F/B -20.6 dB at 171 deg.
At 24 m above perfect ground
Gain vs. isotr. Rad. 16.91 dBi at 6 deg. Gain vs. Dipole 14.76 dBD F/B -21.6 dB at 174 deg.
Elevation plot and data of 6 over 6 array at 10.1 m stacking distance
Gain vs. isotr. Rad. 13.97 dBi Gain vs. Dipole 11.82 dBD F/B -24.7 dB
Elevation plot and data of 6 over 6 array at 10.1 m stacking distance:
Lower Yagi 12 m, upper Yagi 22.1 m above perfect gnd
Gain vs. isotr. Rad. 18.9 dBi at 8 deg. F/B -23.3 dB at 172 deg.
Elevation plot and data of 6 over 6 array at 6 m stacking distance:
Lower Yagi 18 m, upper Yagi 24 m above perfect gnd
Gain vs. isotr. Rad. 18.8 dBi at 7 deg. F/B -21.3 dB at 173 deg.
73, Hartmut, DG7YBN