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Reviews Categories | Ham Software/Apps - Other than logging | Yagi Mechanical Antenna Design Software Help

Reviews Summary for Yagi Mechanical Antenna Design Software
Yagi Mechanical Antenna Design Software Reviews: 1 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $39.95
Description: Are you interested in creating your own antennas? Antennas that are strong, reliable, and crafted to your personal needs? By using well-designed algorithms Yagi Mechanical makes designing antennas as painless as possible while still ensuring accurate strength predictions.

The user interface is simple and familiar since it runs in Windows. Yagi Mechanical increases your productivity and decreases your frustration. Jump into Yagi Mechanical and get your designs from your head to the computer screen and into the air quick!

Utilize Yagi Mechanical to start the design. Then use YO, AO, EZNEC, etc. to refine the electrical design, and finally, bring those refinements back to Yagi Mechanical to verify the mechanical stability of your completed design.

And rest assured that you are always using the newest version of YM, as DX Engineering provides free improvements to the program via a web update built into Yagi Mechanical.

Interested in Yagi Mechanical? Try it now, FREE! Save, print, and update functions are removed, but the rest of the program is fully functional, allowing you to try out EVERYTHING before you buy. Using the same layout and functionality makes it easy to upgrade to the full version.
Product is in production.
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W3AHL Rating: 4/5 Jun 24, 2009 12:50 Send this review to a friend
An Alternative to Yagi Stress  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I bought V4.0 to help design a 10-element LPDA. My first test was to save the example design in EZNEC format, which resulted in an EZNEC model with elements twice as long as entered in YM. A bug report to the author brought a new version in my e-mail the next day, correcting the problem.

Other than that minor glitch, it works OK. Stepped diameter correction allows you to maintain the element's resonant frequency, as confirmed in EZNEC. The stress analysis agrees with other programs. A couple of features weren't real intuitive (like inserting a section), until I reread the manual (no help file).

I had a couple of minor glitches with multiple instances of the Insert Section panel staying open and eventually locking things up. But once I realized I wasn't doing what it expected, I never had another problem.

At half the price of Yagi Stress, it will do what I need, I think. Now to finish my LPDA design!

Steve, W3AHL

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