Performance Data and Geometry
Pattern and VSWR
GTV 70-34w Yagi with bent Driven Element
432.1 MHz EME to 436 MHz Longyagi as Wideband Antenna Version (OWA-style)
This Yagi has very low back lobes for its length. It may serve as single antenna for Tropo
or make a nice 4 Yagi EME array. It also makes a quiet contest antenna due to its high F/B.
The bent DE (K6STI style) transforms from approx. 17 ohms to 50 ohms at feed point.
What else? With this Yagi I stopped producing more forward gain keeping the directivity factor
at a point that I see as uncritical still for producing nicely working real world builds.
Antenna G/T can be pushed further but with increase of Antenna Temperature mainly.
Which I did not want to do. In my understanding the 34 element Yagi should not hold a higher
Antenna Temperature than the GTV70-30m.
The GTV70-34w produces a solid 0.5 dB higher G/T compared to the GTV70-30m which by
all means should show in its performance for EME and other Weak Signal operations.
Specs: with 8 mm elements @ 432.1 MHz
Gain vs. isotr. Rad. 20.3 dBi Gain vs. Dipole 18.2 dBD -3 dB E-plane 19.6 deg. -3 dB H-plane 20.0 deg. F/B -40.5 dB (34 dB) F/R -33.8 dB Impedance 50 ohms Mechan. Length 8455 mm Electr. Length 12.18 λ
Stacking Dist. h-pol. acc the DL6WU formula
top-to-bottom 1.998 m side-by-side 2.038 m
Geometry for 8 mm elements
Ø8 mm Elements - On Boom - Dimensions (BC acc. DG7YBN)
Actual BC for on a 25 x 25 mm Boom with standard insulators is 11.0 mm, SBC is 1.37 mm,
total length to add is ~ 12.4 mm
Using a large calliper gauge to control element lenghts to a 10th of a millimeter is a must.
Pattern and VSWR Plots
Elevation and Azimuth plot at 432.1 MHz
SWR and Return Loss plots - simulated with 4nec2
As on the 432 MHz Band the Y-factor = T_earth / T_sky is that high I see little chances in
bettering an array's RX performance by using "Over Stacking" distances. However, depending
the level of local QRM it might be worthwhile to try less distance, especially in H-plane.
Stacking Dist. DL6WU Formula H-plane 2.00 m E-plane 2.04 m
Elevation and Azimuth plot and data of 4 Yagi bay using DL6WU stacking distances
AGTC_lite screenshot of this Yagi with 8 mm elements
Gain vs. isotr. Rad. 26.10 dBi Gain vs. Dipole 23.95 dBD -3 dB H-plane, appr. -.- deg. -3 dB E-plane, appr. -.- deg. F/B -.- dB F/R -.- dB T_ant 26.2 K* G/T 11.91 dB*
Theoretical numbers, no phasing line losses
nor imperfections caused by H-frame included
*) T_sky = 20 K, T_earth = 350 K as in VE7BQH G/T table
Symmetrising 50 to 50 ohms Feedline to 432 MHz Bent DE
The principle is similar to the 1/4 Lambda coax. Adding 2 x 1/4 Lambda or a half wave line does not change anything but allows
to form a gentle bow below the boom or until behind the Reflector. Follow practical construction hints on "Building a Yagi" page.
Attenzione! Take care when lengthening the coax, measure the right length instead of refering to given v-factors only.
A good choice may be the diam. 5 mm PTFE coax RG-142 B/U: real resonate length (432.2 Mhz as 3/4 Lambda) shield-shield is around 348 mm
Find more information on Phasing & Matching Lines page
73, Hartmut, DG7YBN