The 2 Element Yagi has the highest value-to-performance of any of our antennas and is the antenna of choice for DX-peditions.
It actually performs more like a smaller 3 element yagi, due to it’s innovative 57 inch boom. This spacing allows for optimal performance throughout it’s frequency range with a definitive caveat – it would normally only be good for about 100 KHz of bandwidth. In the fixed element era of Yagi antennas, it was not feasible to make an antenna with such little bandwidth, but when you have an adjustable antenna like a SteppIR, it’s no problem at all! The basic model has a frequency coverage of 13.9 to 54 Mhz. With the addition of a optional 40M/30M rotatable Dipole you can also have 30 and 40M coverage, 40M through 6M all on one very small antenna.
2 Element Specs Specifications 2 Element 20m-6m 2 Element + 40/30m Dipole Specifications 2 Element 20m-6m 2 Element + 40/30m Dipole Weight 30lb/13.6kg 37lb/16.8kg Wind Load 4.0sq ft/0.37sq m 6.0sqft/0.56sq m Longest Element 36ft/10.97 m 39ft/11.9 m Turning Radius 18.2ft / 5.53 m 20ft/6.09 m Boom Length 57ft/1.62 m 57ft/1.62 m Mast Hardware 2.0in/5.08 cm 2.0in/5.08 cm Power Rating 3KW 3KW Wind Rating 100 mph / 160 km/h 100 mph / 160 km/h Frequency Coverage 13.8 mHz—54 mHz 6.8 mHz—54 mHz Cable Requirements 12 conductor 22 ga shielded 12 conductor 22 ga shielded Tuning Rate 1.33 ft/sec – 0.4 m/sec 1.33 ft/sec – 0.4 m/sec
2 Element Performance Band dBiGain F/RdB Band dBiGain F/RdB 40 m 1.8* N/A 30 m 2.1* N/A 20 m 6.6 21 17 m 6.6 16 15 m 6.5 13 12 m 6.4 11 10 m 6.2 9 6 m 5.0 (8.3)** 2 (20)** * with optional 40/30 dipole ** with optional 6m kit