2018 Antenna Gain Results

Tested in Wichita, KS - July 27, 2018

VHF Range conducted by WB0TEM
Microwave Range conducted by WA5VJB

2 Meters            
CALL TYPE MFG DESCRIPTION MEASURED dB GAIN   dBd COMMENTS
      Ref antenna   12.2  
WC0P Yagi Comm 4 el Cushcraft -4.4 7.8  
N6HV Yagi HB 4 el CheapYagi style -4.4 7.8  
N6HV Yagi Comm 4 element -4.5 7.7  
N6HV Yagi HB 9 element 15.5' -5.0 7.2  
WC0P Yagi Comm 3el Cushcraft -5.2 7.0  
WA0VRS Loop HB Coathanger loop -18 -5.8  
             
222 MHz            
CALL TYPE MFG DESCRIPTION MEASURED dB GAIN   dBd COMMENTS
      Ref antenna   13.2  
KG5HOW Yagi HB 11 el Cheap Yagi -2.9 10.3  
WA0VRS Loop HB Coathanger loop -16 -2.8  
             
432 MHz            
CALL TYPE MFG DESCRIPTION MEASURED dB GAIN   dBd COMMENTS
W0ZQ Yagi HB 18 el K1FO Design 8.0 15.6  
      Ref Antenna   14.8  
WD5AGO Yagi HB 10 el 6' boom, loop feed -1.4 13.4  
WD5AGO Yagi HB 10 el 6' boom, Mod K5GW -4.4 10.4  
WD5AGO Yagi HB 7 el 32" long -4.5 10.3  
KG5SSI Yagi HB 4 element -6.8 8.0 Bent dipole
WA0VRS Loop HB Coathanger -14 0.8  
VE3WY DDRR HB 2.5" Dia -18 -3.2 Dual band 432-903
             
902 MHZ            
CALL TYPE MFG DESCRIPTION MEASURED dB GAIN   dBi COMMENTS
      Ref Antenna   9.2  
WA5VJB EW LP Comm Triangular stack -4.9 4.3  
WA0VRS Loop HB Coathanger -5.3 3.9  
WA5VJB Planar Disk Comm       Ant #1 0.8 dB from Omni
             
1296 MHz            
CALL TYPE MFG DESCRIPTION MEASURED dB GAIN   dBi COMMENTS
N4PZ Yagi HB 26 el antenn # 2 4.7 16.9  
KA0IQT Loop Yagi Comm 14 el 2.1 14.3  
N4PZ Yagi HB 26 el antenn #1 1.9 14.1  
      Ref Antenna   12.2  
K5WO Yagi HB 10 el Cheap Yagi -1.9 10.3  
KC0Y Yagi HB 10 el Cheap Yagi -5.6 6.6 Broken solder connection
K5WO Horn HB 6" Dia x 6.875" lg -5.6 6.6  
WA5VJB EW LP Comm Triangular stack -7.2 5.0  
WA0VRS Loop HB Coathanger -8.2 4.0  
WA5VJB Planar Disk Comm       Ant #1 1.2 from Omni@ 1269
             
2304 MHz            
Equipment failure precluded testing at this frequency      
             
3456 MHz            
No antennas to test at this frequency      
             
5760 MHz            
CALL TYPE MFG DESCRIPTION MEASURED dB GAIN   dBi COMMENTS
      Ref Antenna   20.1  
WA5VJB Patch Array Comm   -3.9 16.2  
WA0VRS Loop HB Coathanger -8.1 12.0 Angle critical
WA5VJB Helical Comm Hand-held circular polarization -9.5 10.6 dBc Horizontal
WA5VJB     Hand-held circular polarization -9.9 10.2 dBc Vertical       0.4dB Axial ratio
WD5AGO Horn HB Circular Polar - Septum feed -14.1 6.0 dBc 0.8 dB Axial Ratio
N6HV CrossPatch Comm   -14.4 5.7  
WD5AGO LP HB 4-6GHz LP -14.6 5.5 Rodgers 4003 PCB
WA5VJB EW LP Comm Triangular stack      
WA5VJB Planar Disk Comm       Ant #1 4.4 dB from Omni
             
10 GHz            
CALL TYPE MFG DESCRIPTION MEASURED dB GAIN   dBi COMMENTS
KK6MC Dish Comm 60cm w/Chapparal feed 8.3 30.8  
KL7UW Dish DSS 18" w/W1GHZ dual band feed 5.4 27.9  
      Ref Antenna   22.5  
WA5VJB Colinear Array Comm Colinear Array -2.7 19.6  
WA5VJB EW LP Comm Triangular stack -16.5 10.3  
WA0VRS Loop HB Coathanger -18.5 4.0  
WA5VJB Planar Disk Comm       Ant #1 8 dB from Omni
WA5VJB Planar Disk Comm       Ant #2 7 dB from Omni