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Categories | Antennas: VHF/UHF+ Directional (Yagi, quad, etc.) | Directive Systems UHF/SHF Loop Yagis Help

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AH6RH  Rating: 5/5 Dec 23, 2002 00:22  Send this review to a friend!
Works great  Time owned: more than 12 months
I bought two 2314LYRM 1296 Mhz loop yagis. These antennas function very well at 1.2 GHz. It's 14 elements on a 36 inch boom, rear mounted, with an N connector feed.

With it's 14 dB gain, it can take a 10 watt signal, and turn it into an EIRP of over 200 watts. Combine that with another 14 dB gain at the receiving end, and it's real easy to make some awesome DX.

Since it's so light, it's easy to go roving. The only consideration is that the loop elements are made of aluminum sheet metal, so they can bend or crush if you're not careful and place a heavy object on the antenna. If you intend to make the antenna permanent, you need to give attention to make the aluminum materials weather-resistant, such as coatings etc.

I suggest you use a solid photo tripod to hold onto the rear mount. You can easily get 10-24 wing nuts at any well stocked hardware store, and use it to mount the antenna in place. Use the tripod to point elevation and azimuth as needed.

Dave was very helpful in interacting over e-mail, getting to know the antenna and any other questions. His contact was superb.

So, if you're using it for portable/roving use, it's a great value for the size, weight and gain. 
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