[Antennaware] G5RV vs. 2 element yagi

Guy Olinger, K2AV olinger at bellsouth.net
Sat Jun 21 16:53:30 EDT 2008

A Force12 C3SS would outperform the G5RV without the loss of traps.  Since 25' 
is nearly a half-wave on 20m you will be surprised how well a good tribander 
will do at that height.

73, Guy.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Geiger" <aa5jg at lcisp.com>
To: <antennaware at contesting.com>; <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 21, 2008 3:40 PM
Subject: [Antennaware] G5RV vs. 2 element yagi

I am currently limited to a G5RV for HF following the demise of a miniquad I
was using.  I am looking at getting a Mosley 2 element tribander, but I
can't get it up very high right now-maybe 25 feet or so.

I know that the low height will hurt performance, especially on 20 meters.
Given the low height of the antenna, would it still be a much better
performer than the G5RV.  The G5RV isn't up that high either, but has done
nicely on 30m, 40m and 80m where I have been using it the last few years.

I guess I am just trying to figure out whether the 2 element beam would be
worth the extra money, or if it would be pretty similar to a G5RV, given the
low height it would be at.

73s John AA5JG
(ex: W5TD, NE0P)
6M WAS #1275, 6m VUCC #1260
2m VUCC #615, Satellite VUCC #129

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