The 2 Element Yagi has the highest value-to-performance of any of our antennas and is the antenna of choice for DX-peditions.
The SteppIR 2 element 20m-6m Yagi with 40/30 loop covers 8 ham bands (40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m) and every frequency in between. This model takes our standard 20m-6m Yagi and replaces the 36 foot (10.98m) straight element with a 39 foot (11.89m) looped driven element. Our patented folded loop elements allow for an element to be 40% shorter in overall length while giving up just 0.3dB of gain performance when compared to a full-length dipole. Instead of a dipole length of 65 feet (19.8m), the length is 39 feet (11.89m). When the antenna is a dipole on 40m and 30m, the passive element is retracted so that there is zero potential for interaction between the 2 elements. In addition, the longer-length driven element has minimal effect on the turning radius and adds just 2 square feet (0.19 sq m) to the wind load. The 40/30 loop functions as a dipole continuously from 6.90 Mhz to 13.2 Mhz and as a 2 element Yagi from 13.3 Mhz-54 Mhz.
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