On 3/2/11 1:16 PM, Joe Subich, W4TV wrote:
> > The extra elements give you extra degrees of freedom. It's like
> > building a filter. More sections gives you the ability to have a
> > passband that's wider and flatter.
> I haven't seen a successful (95% efficient for the total boom length)
> OWA design that covers 20/15/10 meters much less 20, 17, 15, 12, 10
> and six meters.
I was actually referring to a single band design.. if you have 4 or 5
elements for a single band, you can simultaneously get flat Z across a
wide band, good F/B, and good directivity.
For a multiband design.. I doubt it. The F12 multiband 20/15/10 is
basically a 3 element on each band, with a clever design to use a single
feedpoint, and it's getting pretty cluttered on the boom with 9 or 10
There's probably some elegant mathematical proof (along the lines of
Chu's and Harrington's) that says you can't get there with the
constraint of all being on the same boom and interlaced (e.g. having a
really long boom with a 20m 5 el Yagi, a 15m 5 el Yagi, and a 10m 5 el
Yagi, arranged end to end, probably isn't a "good" solution, even if the
RF performance would be fairly good.
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