5 Element OWA Yagi (Heavy Duty) – 20m

5 Element OWA Yagi (Heavy Duty) - 20m

A 5 Element Heavy Duty OWA (Optimised Wideband Array) Yagi Antenna for 20m

£1,600.00 — £1,700.00

Product Code – 20M5TORHEAVY

A 5 element OWA (Optimised Wideband Array) Yagi Antenna for the 20m band from our Tornado ‘Heavy Duty’ range. Manufactured from lightweight but extremely strong construction grade 6082-T6 Aluminium stock with a heavy duty boom. Following updates in 2012, we now use 6.35mm x 9.35mm 6082-T6 aluminium channel for the element supports which is an extremely strong and robust solution.

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.

Large antennas such as this model also come complete with an additional ‘T-Bar’ horizontal strut/support. This support is used to reduce boom sag and anchors the boom in four (4) locations, 2 at the front and 2 at the rear. By using four support points (rather than two) – also reduces the sideways movement of the boom. For our guying line we use ‘Mastrant’ 4mm synthetic guy line which is rated at 400kgs. To compliment the set-up, S3i 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel Eyebolts, Turnbuckles and Hardware finish the project.

Like other antennas in the ‘Tornado’ range, this antenna 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. The 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.

SHIPPING – Please contact us first so we can quote on a bespoke shipping service for you.
UK buyers can take advantage of boom sections in complete 5 or 6m sections which saves on cutting and re-joining

See info below for mechanical and electrical details

  5 Element OWA Yagi Antenna (Heavy Duty) – 20m

Band(s):  20m (14Mhz)
Element Material:  6082-T6/*AA6082-T6
Boom Material:  6082-T6 box section aluminium
Boom Length:  15.80m
Gain:   10.28dbi
Front to Back Ratio:   Better than 20db typical (24.23db at 14.235MHz)
Feed:   Coax via SO239 socket
Matching:   None. Elements spaced to directly match 50 ohms
Rating:   5kw
Bandwidth:   Full band coverage SWR 1.2 to 1
Element Clamps:   Stauff (Germany) – heavy duty polyamide series
Antenna Weight:   85kg
Longest Element Length:   10.34m
Hardware:   304/316 stainless steel

*If available