3 element 14MHz OP-DES Yagi (4.2m)
A 3 element wideband 14MHz OP-DES (Opposing Phase Driven Element System) Yagi
The OP-DES is the newest in patent technology produced by InnovAntennas and is specifically designed for maximum performance, wide-band HF applications. InnovAntennas use the latest in Electromagnetic Design Technology to ensure the very best results and the OP-DES Yagi is proof of that!
This antenna has a flat SWR curve covering 14.000 - 14.350MHz at 1.3:1 SWR.
Gain: 7.46dBi @ 14.150MHz
F/B: 13.5dB @ 14.150MHz
Peak Gain: 7.52dBi
Gain at 20m above Ground: 12.66dBi
Peak F/B: 14.2dB
Power Rating: 5kw
SWR: Below 1.3:1 from 14.000MHz to 14.350MHz
Boom Length: 4.2m
Weight: 12.79Kg / 28.19LB
Turning Radius: 5.790m / 18.86ft
Wind Loading: 0.63 Square Metres / 6.81 Square feet
Wind Survival: 160KPH / 100MPH (125MPH version available upon request)
Other options available if higher wind loading/survival is required.
Stacking Distance: 9 - 12m ( 11m recommended)
2 Stacked Gain @ 11m spacing: 10.49dBi
2 Stacked F/B: 12.18dB
2 Stacked Gain @ 11m Spacing 20m above ground: 15.16dBi
This antenna is made with 1.25 inch (31.75mm) tube tapering to 3/8 inch (9.525mm) at the tips. This antenna has fully insulated elements which will ensure continuous, high performance for many years to come. Boom to mast brackets are included with all antennas which will support 2 inch (50mm) masts as standard, larger upon request. Boom is 1.5 inch square 16SWG aluminum.
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Our antennas are constructed with the best quality materials in order that the best mechanical construction can be achieved, not the cheapest and most profitable! Even a digital caliper is used (with an accuracy of .01mm) to measure the elements during production to ensure they are within 0.2mm of what they should be, this ensures they work as well as our software model predicts (VHF).
Note: much development time has gone into our antennas, not just on basic electromagnetic design, we are able to model the effect of insulators, booms and other objects to ensure the make up or our antennas have least effect on performance and pattern degradation.
- Marine grade Stainless Steel Fittings*
- Original Stauff Insulation clamps
- Mill finished boom and elements for highest levels of accuracy
Single 3 element OP-DES up 20m above ground
2 x 3el OP-DES Yagi 11m apart with the bottom antenna 20m above ground
The 3el 14MHz OP-DES Element Layout - how the OP-DES Yagi looks
Manufactured the right way, not the cheapest way!
* Where possible marine grade stainless steel components are used