A homebrew 13 elements yagi antenna for 144 MHz by I5MZY
They say if it didn’t blow down it was not big enough, this one was big enough and it did blow, not off but up and over the top of the tower like an umbrella one very windy day in January 1974. I was at work and the XYL called and said the “thing” blew
Background: In the solar maximum years 28 MHz is full of DX stations, that can be worked with very simple equipment. However the fun will be even greater with a proper antenna. So I decided to build a 3 elm. yagi and took the design from ARRL’s: “Yagi Antenna Design” by W2PV. But I also
Directional Antennas An antenna is known as “directional” if its pattern strongly favors a certain direction. A directional works by concentrating the signal in one direction at the expense of other directions. It is also commonly referred to as the “Beam” antenna. I am going to start with the earliest type of beam discovered, the
4 Element Yagi Building This article contains discussion of all the different antenna principles previously described elsewhere on this website. A thorough reading and understanding of the other sections are necessary to comprehend all the terms used on this page. It is not necessary to understand all the terms and theories described to build
Surfing Youtube, I just discovered this amazing video that demonstrate in a very uncommon but efficient way how yagi antenna works.