This is an experimental antenna project- feedback appreciated!
Here's a very simple antenna to build which only requires
two supports and is easy to install. The only cost is some wire and rope
plus PVC scrap for the insulators!
A two element Yagi will have a gain of about 3 to 4 dBd and
have a driven element with either a reflector or a director. The reflector
is about 5% longer than the driven element with the driven element
nearest the receiving station or use the driven element with a director
that is about 5% shorter than the driven element with the director nearest
the receiving station. Either way you use it, it should provide
substantial gain over a standard dipole!
Some experimenting and a tuner will be required. I have not tried this design yet.
The dimensions should be good starting points. You can add a Director (16'-8" long and use same spacing of 7'-2") for a 3 element version to get about 5 -7 dBd gain!
Not bad for some wire, a few pieces of PVC and a little fun in experimenting!
Any and all feedback is appreciated.