Homemade, lightweight, cheap & weather-resistant
5 Element VHF Yagi for horizontal & vertical operation (706 g)
Boom 145 cm long - Gain 7,8 dBd (PWR x 6)
+ 3 m Mast Landing Net Handle (380 g) = 1086 g
Mast 3 Sections Landing Net Handle = 3 m (380 g) by Falle Camping in Villach 20 Euro & Clips
The VHF SOTA Yagi was calculated by VK5DJ Yagi Calculator, Balun design by DK7ZB.
Horizontal or vertical (hot driver up!) operation by simple ratation of the boom.
Make the Driver Holder from Brass & Makrolon:
Make the Koaxcable RG-58 (136 cm) for the Balun:
Make the Driver / Dipole from M4 Brass, GFK Fiberglass 3,9 mm & 3M Copperfoil:
Mount the Driver-Holder and make the Koaxbalun:
after SWR-Measurement protect the Driver by shrink tubing:
Put the Elements inside the 145 cm Boom for Transportation and make Boom-Caps:
If necessary weatherprotect the Kable & BNC by a flexible FX Pipe upside the Boom.
Success by building and good DX !
73 de Peter OE7OPJ/P from Lienz - Austria