DG7YBN / 28 MHz / YBN 28-7w
  Last Update Oct. 04th 2020


Performance Data and Geometry
Pattern and VSWR
With Ground Gain

YBN 28-7w   with straight split Dipole

Digi Modes + SSB band 28.0 to 29 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: 2020.10.04

Current distribution

Performance Data (28.5 MHz, 16 mm el.)

Gain vs. isotr. Rad.  12.2 dBi
Gain vs. Dipole       10.1 dBD
-3 dB E-plane         44.8 deg.
-3 dB H-plane         52.6 deg.
F/B                  -20.5 dB
F/R                   -8.3 dB
Impedance               50 ohms
Mechan. Length       13685 mm
Electr. Length        1.30 λ

Stacking Dist. h-pol. (28.5 MHz)
top-to-bottom          11.9 m   or   38.9 ft
side-by-side           13.8 m   or   45.3 ft


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.  17.7 dBi  at  12 deg.
Gain vs. Dipole       15.6 dBD
F/B                  -20.8 dB   at 168 deg.

At 20 m above perfect ground

Gain vs. isotr. Rad.  18.0 dBi  at   7 deg.
Gain vs. Dipole       15.9 dBD
F/B                  -20.4 dB   at 173 deg.


Elevation plot and data of 7 over 7 array at 12.0 m stacking distance

Gain vs. isotr. Rad.  15.27 dBi
Gain vs. Dipole       13.12 dBD
F/B                  -29.1 dB

Elevation plot and data of 7 over 7 array at 11.9 m stacking distance:
Lower Yagi 12 m, upper Yagi 23.9 m above perfect gnd

Gain vs. isotr. Rad.  19.89 dBi at   7 deg.
F/B                  -20.99 dB  at 173 deg.

73, Hartmut, DG7YBN

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