In order to improve the effectiveness of my 50 MHz station, during the spring 2001 I’ve designed with the Quick Yagi 4.0 software a 3 elements Yagi.
Targets of my design were clean pattern rather than gain optimization and wide band to get an easier matching.
Here how it looks like the QY screen with my antenna optimized
and tested in my garden,
works in the QRM of the “neighbors” (many , with a very clean pattern that helped a lot to 6m station active in Italy), but all in all I got disappointed for the low gain. To be honest, I must confess that it was installed at only 4-5m above ground (and just 2-3m above the roof). This fact, probably effected seriously the gain and especially the radiation angle performances.