An Excellent Dual Band Yagi for 50/70MHz with 1.2m boom
A dualband balun is recommended for this antenna, details can be found HERE
The 4-6-6 Dual Band Yagi has a total of 6 elements, 3 elements are used on 70MHz while 3 elements are used on 50MHz. The 4-6-6 InnovAntennas Dual Band Yagi stands aside from the crowd due to the methods used for it's design. The 4-6-6 uses no traps or coils, no phasing arrangements and has no need for 'compromise' spacing between elements as the antenna has a set of correctly spaced elements for either band but still deploys only one feed point. An excellent antenna with great SWR bandwidth and performance in one package.
Put up yesterday morning. Assembled as per instructions and the tuning was spot on on both bands! I really like that about your stuff. No faffing about adjusting anything
Worked Serbia and Bulgaria on 6m yesterday evening
The compact size meant it was safe for me to put up from my ladder
The Duo at G7AZA
Gain on 50MHz: 6.83dBi @ 50.150MHz (12.44dBi 10m above ground)
F/B on 50MHz: 10.12dB @ 50.150MHz
Gain on 50MHz at 10m above Ground: 14.43dBi
Gain on 70MHz: 7.05dBi @ 70.200MHz (12.76dBi 10m above ground)
F/B on 70MHz: 18.23dB @ 70.200MHz
Power Rating: 3kw
SWR 50MHz: Below 1.3:1 from 50.00MHz to 50.500MHz
SWR 70MHz: Below 1.5:1 from 69.950MHz to 70.600MHz
Boom Length: 1.175m
Weight: 2Kg / 4.5LB
Turning Radius: 1.484m
Wind Loading: 0.15 Square Metres / 0.63 Square feet
Wind Survival: 241KPH / 150MPH
This antenna is made 1/2 inch (12.7mm) centre elements and 3/8 inch (9.525mm) outer elements (70MHz element are one piece 1/2 inch). The antenna has fully insulated elements which will ensure continuous, high performance for many years to come. Boom to mast brackets are included with all antennas which will support 2 inch (50mm) masts. Boom is 1.25 inch square 16SWG aluminum.
Our antennas are constructed with the best quality materials in order that the best mechanical construction can be achieved, not the cheapest and most profitable! Even a digital caliper is used (with an accuracy of .01mm) to measure the elements during production to ensure they are within 0.2mm of what they should be, this ensures they work as well as our software model predicts.
Note: Much development time has gone into our antennas, not just on basic electromagnetic design, we are able to model the effect of insulators, booms and other objects to ensure the make up of our antennas have least effect on performance and pattern degradation. More information can be found here
Azimuth Plot 50MHz
Azimuth Plot 70MHz
Manufactured the right way, not the cheapest way!