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InnovAntennas have added new dual-band Yagi models to their 70/144MHz dual-band range.

 

InnovAntennas have added new dual-band Yagi models to their 70/144MHz dual-band range. Following the success of the 12-element 2.4m long version, a 15-element on a 3.3m boom and an 18-element on a 4.5m boom have been added for 2019.

The HF range includes the XR5, which has a very short boom of only 11ft (3.4m) but full-sized elements for each of the five HF bands between 20m and 10m, making it (say Innov) the most compact ‘Full sized’ HF multibander in the world.

The XR5 has a single feedpoint and all five bands can be used simultaneously so it is ideal for SDR radios and SO2R (single-op, two radio) operation. The XR5 is also available in a more compact version called the XR5C. This has capacity-loaded 20m elements, which reduces the width of the antenna from 39ft (11.8m) to 29ft (8.8m).

Brigg & District Amateur Radio Club (BDARC) are an early user and the photo shows club members assembling the antenna.

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Justin G0KSC, the man behind InnovAntennas, continues to innovate with high performance antenna designs for everything from 70cm moonbounce to a large 4-element OWA Yagi for Nick XQ1KZ in Chile. Justin still maintains and updates his personal website, which holds a number of designs free for personal use:

www.g0ksc.co.uk    

 

This article was featured in the February 2019 issue of Practical Wireless