5 Element OWA Yagi (Optimised Wideband Antenna) Heavy Duty – 10m



5 Element OWA Yagi (Optimised Wideband Antenna) Heavy Duty - 10m

A 5 Element Heavy Duty OWA Yagi - 'Optimised Wideband Antenna' for 10m

£580.00 — £610.00

Product Code – 10M5TORHEAVYOWA

A 5 element Yagi Antenna based on the ‘OWA’ Optimised Wideband Antenna design. For a number of years experimenters and designers (and in particular the wise words from W4RNL) have re-modelled a Yagi which give a very flat response over its operating bandwidth. The OWA design requires one additional director element to achieve the 50 Ohm feed point impedance compared to beams with feed point impedances in the 25 Ohm range. By placing this director closer towards the driven element, a flat low SWR curve is achieved at an impedance of around 50 ohms. This design suits those wishing a large operating bandwidth and wider-bands such as 10, 11 and 6m are well suited to this design. This particular antenna has been designed to cover the whole 10m band from 28Mhz to 29.6Mhz with good gain, an SWR of under 2 to 1 over the whole band and a front to back of over 20db for 75% of the band coverage. Gain figures are slightly lower than a ‘conventional’ design but losses are also minimal as the system requires no matching device and can be connected directly to 50 ohm coax. We would however recommend including a 1 to 1 Current Balun at the feed point to prevent radiation of common-mode currents back down the feeder.

Test antenna on 10m shows excellent front to back ratio.
Listen to RA3CQ at S7/8 on the rear of the antenna and then peaking 30db on the front (Requires broadband link)
Also noticeable is that the NA signals nearly disappear when the antenna is rotated back to EU.

Like other antennas in the ‘Tornado’ range, this OWA is manufactured from lightweight but extremely strong construction grade 6082-T6 Aluminium stock with a heavy duty boom. The antenna includes Heavy Duty Element Brackets, Heavy Duty Polyamide Element Clamps and comes complete with M10 Stainless Steel Hardware.
Antenna is supplied with all hardware except boom to mast mount (see below).

All VORTEX Antennas can be shipped WITHOUT any boom to mast mounting plates. Select this option from the drop-down menu when purchasing. Other options include the choice of mounting plates and complete mounting solutions with U-Bolts and Brackets.

See info below for mechanical and electrical details

  5 Element OWA Yagi Antenna (Heavy Duty) – 10m

Band(s):  10m (28 and 29Mhz)
Element Material:  6082-T6/*AA6082-T6
Boom Material:  6082-T6 box section aluminium
Boom Length:  6.10m
Gain:   9.70dbi typical
Front to Back Ratio:   Over 20db (75% of bandwidth), more than 30db at band center
Feed:   Coax via SO239 socket
Matching:   None – matched to 50 ohms by element spacing
Rating:   5kw
Element Clamps:   Stauff (Germany) – heavy duty polyamide series
Antenna Weight:   18.5kg
Longest Element Length:   5.58m
Hardware:   304/316 stainless steel

*If available