8 Element OWA Yagi (Optimised Wideband Antenna) Heavy Duty – 6m



8 Element OWA Yagi (Optimised Wideband Antenna) Heavy Duty - 6m

A 8 Element Heavy Duty OWA Yagi ('Optimised Wideband Antenna') for 6m

£800.00 — £840.00

Product Code – 6M8TORHEAVYOWA

A 8 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 and 6m are well suited to this design. This particular antenna covers from 50.0 Mhz to 51.4 Mhz with an SWR of under 1.5 to 1 with excellent gain and a front to back ratio of 20db or better for over 70% of the band coverage. With the OWA 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.

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

  8 Element OWA Yagi Antenna (Heavy Duty) – 6m

Band(s):  6m (50-52Mhz) or tunable for any 1.4Mhz of bandwidth
Element Material:  6082-T6/*AA6082-T6
Boom Material:  6082-T6 box section aluminium
Boom Length:  9.90m
Gain:   Typical 13.16dBi
Front to Back Ratio:   Better than 20db for over 75% of bandwidth
Feed:   Coax via SO239 socket
Matching:   None – direct feed. Elements spaced for 50 ohms match
Rating:   5kw
Element Clamps:   Stauff (Germany) – heavy duty polyamide series
Antenna Weight:   27kg
Longest Element Length:   3.06m
Hardware:   304/316 stainless steel

*If available