DG7YBN / 432 MHz / YBN 70-8z
  Last Update Oct. 14th 2020




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Performance Data and Geometry
Pattern and VSWR
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Stacking
Stagger Stacked 8 vert. for Contesting
Matching


YBN 70-8z Yagi   28 ohms Yagi with Straight Dipole

430 - 436 MHz High Gain Yagi


This design has been developed for modifying the WiMo WY-7010 70 cm Yagi.
Design specs are high gain and decent bandwidth while producing a cleaner pattern
than the WY-7010.

The whole story of designing and developing a building scheme and making 20 of these
Yagis is captured in a story written by Vlada, OK1VPZ.
Here:           English Version            Czech version


Here we go: July 2020 ctest, first outing of the YBN 70-8z at OK2A

2 x 8 x YBN 70-8z vertical stack
1 x 4 x YBN 70-8z vertical stack
1 x 16 x DK7ZB 5 ele. vertical stack
1 x m2 38 ele.

From OK1DIXs report about 70 cm band for this ctest:
"Since OK1VPZ produced 4 new antennas more, we could still build one small stack on a low mast to the north,
where there are no nearby terrain obstacles. This stack also worked better than expected, and the OZ7IGY beacon
could be heard on it."


New antennas for vertical stacks at OK2A.
These Yagis are built on a 15 x 15 mm boom. Dipole box is a SCAME 855 box made in Italy.
See futher details down below in section 'Matching' .

   

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Photo Credit and Yagi Builds: on courtesy of Vlada, OK1VPZ

Current distribution

3D Pattern at 432.1 MHz




Performance Data

Specs: with 8 mm elements @ 432.1 MHz

Gain vs. isotr. Rad.  13.9 dBi
Gain vs. Dipole       11.8 dBD
-3 dB E-plane         36.8 deg.
-3 dB H-plane         40.5 deg.
F/B                  -24.0 dB
F/R                  -20.5 dB
Impedance               28 ohms
Mechan. Length      1505.5 mm incl. 2 x 40 mm stand off
Electr. Length        2.05 λ

Stacking dist. h-pol. per DL6WU 
top-to-bottom         1.00 m or 3.29 ft (recommended: 0.90 m)
side-by-side          1.10 m or 3.61 ft


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Geometry





Ø8 mm Elements - On Boom - Dimensions (BC acc. DG7YBN)

"Ready to saw and drill" data for mounting elements on boom with BC according DG7YBN for standard insulators as sold by WiMo, Tinos Funkshop, HF-Kits NL, 7arrays :




This Yagi with 8 mm elements on a 15 x 15 mm boom with standard insulators

Ele. 8.0 mm
DE 10 mm
Boom 15 x 15 mm

Note: Using the SCAME 855 box changes apply: See futher details down below in section 'Matching' .




This Yagi with 8 mm elements on a 20 x 20 mm boom with standard insulators

Ele. 8.0 mm
DE 10 mm
Boom 20 x 20 mm

Note: Using the SCAME 855 box changes apply: See futher details down below in section 'Matching' .








Radiation Pattern and VSWR Plots

Elevation and Azimuth plot at 432.1 MHz (4 mm ele.)

 



Comparsion WY-7010 and YBN 70-8z


SWR and Return Loss plots - simulated with 4nec2
(I have settled the best Retrun Loss a bit higher for giving headroom in wet weather)



Typical Return Loss, average for the 20 Yagis built by OK1VPZ
Return Loss, dry Yagi Return Loss, wet Yagi


Achievable Return Loss, one of best of the 20 Yagis built by OK1VPZ
Return Loss, dry Yagi Return Loss, wet Yagi
These plots were taken with a Wiltron Site Master S331


Gain, F/B and F/R 430 to 440 MHz










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Stacking

As on 432 MHz the Y-factor = T_earth / T_sky is so high, I see little chances to
improve an array's RX performance by using "Over Stacking" distances. However, depending on
the level of local QRM it might be worthwhile to try a decreased distance, especially in the H-plane.

Stacking Dist.    DL6WU Formula
H-plane               1.04 m
E-plane               0.93 m


A 2 Yagi vertical stack




Elev. Plot


A 4 Yagi bay




Elevation and Azimuth Plot

  


A 4 Yagi vertical stack




Elevation and Azimuth Plot

  


An 8 Yagi vertical stack




Elevation and Azimuth Plot

  


At 4 m AGL over 'Perfect Ground':

3D plot










Contest Stacks with increased F/B:

Stagger Stacked 8 x vertical YBN 70-8z

Free Space pattern



Raidiation pattern over 'Perfect Ground', lowest Yagi 4.0 m agl:



Antenna View and Geometry (vertical stacking distance is 930 mm each plane)



Source Phases, feedlines must be -90 deg = 1/4 wl longer etc.


The Yagis are fed with individual coax lengths from the splitter on. The geometrical shift must be compensated by longer
coax feed lines. A forward bound shift by a 1/4 λ must be encountered by an extra 1/4 λ added to this Yagis feed line
So that it is acutally fed with a phase lag of -90 degrees. Double that for the next Yagis with 2 x 1/4 λ and same scheme
i.e. 3 x 1/4 λ = -270 deg. for the inner pair of Yagis. Mind the real v-factor of your coax and measure lengths exactly please.









Symmetrising 28 (25) to 50 ohms feedline


This is a suggestion by OK1VPZ, a 1/4 wl line from 35 ohms coax:

RG141 - 35 ohms by QAXIAL, see RF microwave store, order no. RG141-35.

• It is important to have exactly 120 mm between ends of braid!
• The second detail is to keep the orientation of the soldering
   eyelets along the dipoles axis as good as possible.


Apply the following changes when using this SCAME 855 box made in Italy and the 25 to 50 ohms 1/4 wl line:

Dipole length is ~304 mm with 18 ... 20mm insulating intersection. Using the SCAME 855 boxes forseen feedthrough glands the dipoles offset to element plane is 9 mm. With that D1 matches the Yagi to 50 ohms at a length of 305 mm with standard insulators on a 15 x 15 mm boom, 307.7 mm on a 20x 20 mm boom.


Photo Credit and Technical Realisation: on courtesy of Vlada, OK1VPZ


  Attenzione!     Take care when lengthening the coax, measure the actual electrical length instead of considering v-factors specified in a catalogue only.



  Find more information on Phasing & Matching Lines page






73, Hartmut, DG7YBN


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