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Subject: [TowerTalk] OWA YAGIS and YO Version 7.07
From: Stan Stockton <>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 1:49:16 -0500
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Just for kicks put the numbers found on the internet for the popular OWA yagis 
into YO.  Following is the output from YO for the 6L20, 6L15 and 7L10 all on 48 
foot booms.  

I used the diameters and lengths, plate sizes and spacing as found in the 
article and specified direct feed with 50 ohm coax.  

I am wondering if anyone has an idea as to why the results are so different 
from you would expect.  The 20M one is off by a bunch in the feedpoint 
impedance category.  The others are reasonably good looking antennas according 
to YO although the gain on 10M shows to be down from maximum by 1.4 dbi until 
you get up in the part of the band you would rarely use. 

The real question is whether YO is off as much as would be indicated as 
compared to whatever the gold standard of modeling would be, am I doing 
something wrong or what??


14.000 9.91dbi 20.24 F/B 34.1-j8.3 1.54 SWR
14.175 10.11 dbi 24.45 F/B 31.2+j1.6 1.60 SWR
14.350 10.29 dbi 23.29 F/B 28.9+j12.4 1.88 SWR


21.000 10.98 dbi 23.71 F/B  43.3+j1.4 1.16 SWR
21.225 11.28 dbi 25.97 F/B 44.7+j8.3 1.23 SWR
21.450 11.51 dbi 24.98 F/B 49.7+j8.4 1.18 SWR


28.000 11.37 dbi 23.94 F/B 42-j1.2 1.19 SWR
28.500 11.37 dbi 23.94 F/B 42-j1.2 1.19 SWR
29.000 12.46 dbi 27.39 F/B 53+j17.3 1.4 SWR

Thanks...Stan, K5GO


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