Antenna Range Measurements

antenna-range

Antenna testing is available at SVHFS Conferences. Range results are posted for a number of past conferences.

2015 Morehead, KY
Band (MHz) Callsign Description Calculated Gain (dBd)
144 W2ZV 5-Element Yagi 9.17
144 N4VC 3-Element Quad 9.04
144 WW8RR1 3-Element Bidirectional Yagi A-B 2.83
3-Element Bidirectional Yagi B-A -2.58
432 KA2KQM 23-Element Yagi 15.32
432 WB4GZK 13-Element Yagi 15.24
432 KA2KQM 8-Element Corner Reflector Yagi 12.89
432 K9LQZ 11-Element Yagi 11.69
432 WW8RR 4-Element Bidirectional Yagi A-B 8.33
4-Element Bidirectional Yagi B-A 8.28
432 W2ZV 3-Element Yagi 5.84
902 KD0IF 10-Element Yagi 9.87
902 N4MW WG-Slot 2.24
1296 KD0IF 10-Element Yagi2 2.4

1The two halves of the 144MHz bidirectional beams were not tuned to the same frequency, nor to the test frequency, resulting in measurement at two different points on their respective gain curves. Measured at the gain peak, they delivered 5.94 Dbd.

2Antenna was resonant above the test frequency.

2014 Norcross, GA
Band (MHz) Callsign Description Calculated Gain (dBd)
144 WW8RR HB Bi-Directional 3-Element Yagi A-B -0.10
144 WW8RR HB Bi-Directional 3-Element Yagi B-A 3.40
432 K9LQZ 33-Element Yagi 19.30
432 K9LQZ 23-Element Yagi 17.50
432 KA2KQM 10-Element Yagi 14.70
1296 W2ZV 25-Element Loop Yagi 15.9
1296 K8UD Can Feed -9.601
2304 W2ZV 45-Element Loop Yagi 17.1

1Antenna was resonant above test frequency
A special thank you to Les Zavadil, W4FRA for his range-wrangling assistance.

2012 Charlotte, NC
Band (MHz) Callsign Description Calculated Gain (dBd)
144 W4GRW HB Quad-Bay 7.20
222 AI4GR HB 4-Element Quad 8.60
432 KH6TY HB 5-Element Skeleton Slot 10.60
432 K4RSY HB Egg-Beater 3.50
2010 Morehead, KY
Band (MHz) Callsign Description Calculated Gain (dBd)
144 KD4NOQ HB 3-Element Yagi 4.50
222 N4HN Modified Commercial 16-Element Yagi 12.90
222 W2CV HB 8-Element Yagi 8.90
432 N4VOS HB 22-Element Yagi 13.30
432 W2CV HB 10-Element Yagi 12.40
432 W4ZST HB Double 4-Element Yagi 8.50
432 KD4NOQ HB 6-Element Yagi 1 7.90
432 KD4NOQ HB 6-Element Yagi 2 5.90
432 KD4NOQ HB Double Diamond 5.70
432 WB8IFM HB 5-Element Yagi 5.20
903 WB8IFM HB 10-Element Yagi 16.30
903 KD4NOQ Commercial 14-Element Yagi 13.20
1296 K3MF HB 23-Element Yagi 15.70
1296 KD4NOQ HB Can-Tenna 2 10.90
1296 KD4NOQ HB Can-Tenna 1 10.80
1296 KD4NOQ Commercial 10-Element Yagi 8.80
1296 KD4NOQ HB Double-Double Diamond 0.02
2304 KD4NOQ HB Can-Tenna 1 14.60
2304 KD4NOQ HB Can-Tenna 2 14.30
2304 WA2ODO Small Slot 13.70
2304 K4OVK HB Helical without Cone 11.60
2304 K4OVK HB Helical with Cone 6.30
2304 WA2ODO Large Slot 0.00
2009 Charlotte, NC
Band (MHz) Callsign Description Calculated Gain (dBd)
144 N7BHC 5-Element Yagi 9.00
144 AA4ZZ 3-Element Commercial Yagi 3.10
144 W4GRW 2-Loop Commercial Stack 2.50
144 KH6TY 2-Element Compact Quad 2.10
222 WB4JGG 5-Element Commercial Yagi 7.50
432 K3IWK 22-Element Yagi 16.30
432 K3IWK 27-Element Yagi 16.10
432 WA1WXL 48-Element Commercial Parabeam 15.20
432 N7BHC 12-Element Yagi 13.60
432 KH6TY 5-Element Skeleton Slot 12.50
432 KH6TY 3-Element Skeleton Slot 9.60
432 WB4JGG 5-Element Commercial Yagi 6.70
432 AI4GR 8-Element Quagi 5.00
432 AA4ZZ 7-Element Commercial Yagi 4.40
432 K5VRL Commercial Superwheel -0.90
432 W4GRW Stacked Commercial Loops -5.50
1296 W4DEX 45-Element Loop Yagi 19.70
2304 WK4R 20-Element Circular Helix 18.20
2304 WA1WXL Commercial Dish 15.20
2304 WA1WXL Loop Yagi 7.60
2304 K4RSV Dual 7/8 Phased Dipoles 5.40
2008 Orlando, FL
Band (MHz) Callsign Description Calculated Gain (dBd)
432 WB2GGP 25-Element Yagi 17.25
432 K3IWK 27-Element Yagi 14.35
432 W3QD Log Periodic 4.55
1296 K4SAT Commercial Horn 17.49
1296 K4SAT 12-Turn Helical 11.29
2304 WB2GGP 41-Element Log-Yagi 18.60
2304 K4SAT Commercial Horn 13.60
2304 K4RSV 2×2 Zepp 8.70
2304 K4SAT 5-Turn Helical 1.10
2007 Atlanta, GA
Band (MHz) Callsign Description Calculated Gain (dBd)
144 KD4NOQ 31-Element Tape Yagi 3.53
222 AA4S H Antenna – 2 Bay 4.37
222 K4QF 4-Element Stacked Loops 3.30
432 AA4S H Antenna – 8 Bays 6.22
432 AA4S H Antenna – 2 Bays 2.98
432 AA4S H Antenna – 4 Bays 0.55
432 KD4NOQ 2-Element Tape Yagi -1.58
10368 W4DEX HB Horn 21.76
2006 Greenville, SC
Band (MHz) Callsign Description Calculated Gain (dBd)
144 W4TE Commercial Omni 1.47
222 KD4NOQ 4-Element Yagi 4.03
222 W4GRW Log Periodic 3.19
432 KI4EHA 8-Element Yardstick Yagi 12.35
432 N8CQ 12-Element Yagi 12.28
432 K5VH 5-Element Yardstick Double Delta Yagi 12.22
432 KD4NOQ 7-Element Yardstick Yagi 11.70
432 W6AT 9-Element Yagi 10.56
432 W4WSR 7-Element Yardstick Yagi 10.36
432 W4GRW 4-Element Log Periodic 9.65
432 K3IO 4-Element Yardstick Sterba 9.58
432 WT4E Commercial Omni 3.28
903 K4QF BBQ Grill Reflector with Feed 2 6.82
903 WF4R 12-Element Commercial Yagi 5.47
903 K4QF BBQ Grill Reflector 1 -4.29
1296 WF4R 45-Element Commercial Loop Yagi 17.70
1296 K4QF BBQ Grill Reflector with Feed 2 15.98
1296 K5QE 22-Element Yagi 12.53
2304 K4QF BBQ Grill Reflector with LP Feed 20.67
2304 K4OVK 27-Turn Helix 14.54
2304 KI4EHA 16-Turn Helix 12.61
2304 K0SM Tomato Can with Horn 10.61
2304 K0SM Tomato Can 9.89
2304 K0SM 16-Turn Helix 6.93
2304 KD4NOQ Patch 0.22
2005 Charlotte, NC
Band (MHz) Callsign Description Calculated Gain (dBd)
144 K4CSO HB 6-Element 8.77
144 AA4ZZ HB 5-Element 0.66
144 AA4ZZ Big Wheel -0.63
144 AA4ZZ M2 Omni -0.81
144 AA4ZZ KU4AB Built Omni -1.03
144 AA4ZZ PAR Electronics Omni -1.08
144 AA4ZZ KB6KQ -1.14
144 AA4ZZ Hipar 3-Ring Halo -3.63
222 K4CSO HB 6-Element 8.52
222 AA4ZZ 3-Element Larsen 5.72
222 K5VH Double Delta Yagi 222.5 -15.19
222 K5VH Double Delta Yagi 222.1 -23.08
432 W4ZPG 19-Element RIW 15.43
432 K4CSO 9-Element 11.09
432 NX9O HB 9-Element 8.25
903 K5VH Horn 2.28
1296 AA4ZZ 16-Element Commercial 14.81
1296 K5VH Horn 13.08
1296 N4IP Dish 9.54
1296 K5VH 6-Element Backscratcher Bowtie 2.51
1296 W4WSR 8-Element Backscratcher -1.24
2304 KB4LHU Dish 20.67
2304 W4SHG Dish 20.08
2304 W4WSR 13-Element Backscratcher 15.40
2304 KB4LHU Panel 15.14
2304 N4IP Dish 10.82
2304 KB4LHU Commercial Omni 10.47
2304 KB4LHU 2 Soup Can 10.44
2304 W4DEX Dish 9.30
2304 KB4LHU 1 Soup Can 7.41

2004 Marietta, GA
Band (MHz) Callsign Description Calculated Gain (dBd)
144 K5AND HB 9-Element Yagi 11.70
222 WB4JGG 12-Element Gulf Alpha Commercial Yagi 12.30
432 K4CSO HB 9-Element 11.30
432 KD4SHH HB 6-Element 10.00
432 K4CSO HB 9-Element (Red Endcaps) 9.80
432 KD4SHH 460 MHz Dipole at 432 MHz 1.50
432 KD4SHH HB9CV 2-Element 1.50
903 K4CSO HB 15-Element Looper 13.00
903 K5VH Horn 10.00
1296 K5VH 6-Element Backscratcher Bowtie 15.001
1296 K5VH Horn 10.001
1296 K5VH EIA Dipole 5.001
1296 K4CSO SA Crossed LPDA 8-Element 2.501
1296 K4CSO SA Crossed LPDA 8-Element 1.001
1296 K4CSO PLDA PC Board -0.301
1296 K5VH Dual Band Triangle Feed -1.601
2304 K5VH Horn 16.00
2304 W4WSR Backscratcher 14.90
2304 K4CSO PC LPDA 6.90
2304 K5VH Backscratcher 3.50
2304 K4CSO SA Feed 1.50
10368 ND2X White Box Dish 28.50
10368 K0VXM Dish with HB Circular W/G Feed 26.00
10368 K4CSO DSS Dish 15.20

1 The results for 1296 are questionable due to significant interference from the Atlanta Airport air traffic control radar that was located very close to the conference location.

2003 Huntsville, AL
Band (MHz) Callsign Description Calculated Gain (dBd)
144 KB4IDC HB 12-Element 20' Boom 2 12.60
144 K3IWK HB 10-Element 17.5' Boom 12.23
144 KB4IDC HB12-Element 20' Boom 1 11.93
144 Reference 7-Element M2 Yagi 10.00
144 W4OZK Dual 4-Element Quad 'Tomato Cage' Looper 8.05
144 WO4DX Stacked M2 Loops 3.77
222 K3IWK HB 14-Element 17.5' Boom 14.60
222 Reference 7-Element M2 Yagi 9.80
432 K3IWK HB 22-Element 15.5' Boom 18.382
432 KD4NOQ HB 16-Element 14.882
432 KB4IDC 22-Element K1FO 14.552
432 Reference 18-Element M2 Yagi 14.302
432 WO4DX Dual Stacked M2 Loops 10.882
432 KD4NOQ 6-Element Wood Boom 2.152
432 AA4RC 7-Element Arrow 144/432 -0.272
903 Reference 19-Element Directive Systems Loop Yagi 16.50
903 KN4IDC 33-Element Loop Yagi 15.25
903 K4CSO HB 15-Element Loop Yagi 15.09
903 KD4NOQ 8-Element Wood Boom Yagi 9.00
1296 W4RXR 4-Ft Disk with Splash Dipole 20.89
1296 W4RXR 55-Element F9FT 19.89
1296 K4CSO 55-Element DEM Loop Yagi 19.46
1296 Reference 25-Element Directive Systems Loop Yagi 19.46
1296 KB4IDC Dual 45-Element Loop Yagis 17.89
1296 KD4NOQ 10-Element WA5VJB Cheap Yagi 13.47
1296 W4VHH 7-Element Backscratcher 12.54
1296 W4WSR 8-Element Backscratcher 12.04
1296 KB4IDC 35-Element M2 Yagi 11.48
1296 K5VH 6-Element Double Delta Backscratcher 11.46
1296 KF4JVD 8-Element Backscratcher 10.81
1296 KD4SHH 7-Element Quagi Backscratcher 10.47
1296 W4OZK 9-Element Backscratcher 9.97
1296 K5VH EIA Dual Dipole Feed 8.06
1296 W4NUS 8-Element Backscratcher 2.56
1296 K2STO 8-Element Backscratcher 2 1.97
1296 K2STO 8-Element Backscratcher 1 -1.88
2304 W4PXR 4-Ft Dish 23.58
2304 Reference 45-Element Directive Systems Loop Yagi 20.00
2304 W4NUS Horn 13.08
2401 AA4RC Hyperlink Technologies 4-Ft BBQ Grill 16.53
2401 W3PM 4-Ft Dual Band Feed Dish 14.42
2401 W4HTB Patch Feed on Direct TV Dish 12.75
2401 W4HTB Helix Feed oon Direct TV Dish 7.58

2 The 432 MHz range was plagued with reflections which affected accuracy, especially of low-gain antennas. Rain and thunderstorms precluded further tests that might have improved accuracy.