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EscapeVelocity

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Wow, Ive never really considered splitting the band like that as desirable in an FM antnna, though I suspect that they do decent on the opposite side of the band. I favor 88-92 so that is the one I would tend to favor.

Thanks for the update!

From what I understand APS has some APS 13's in stock now, as well.

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My guess is that APS had some requests for custom designs, or their designer had done some one-offs and decided to market them. Since it's difficult to get a Yagi to have consistent broadband characteristics (directionality as well as gain), and Brian Beezley has shown that optimized Yagis can have excellent gain/directivity for their size, I'm not too surprised. Note how closely-coupled the active dipole and first director are and the construction of the matching box; that seems to reflect ;) recent design concepts.

Aside from that, there are a couple of verticals which are tuned for the low end of the band.
 

EscapeVelocity

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That is great!

That 5 element with the sloping driven element, I like a lot.

Is one of these, what you were interested in? The Cheops?

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K6STI, says that the 2 new APS designs are not his, but were made using his modeling software.
Ah, that would explain some things I suspected. :)

His Cheops design is similar but the reflector is angled forward. Wish I'd saved that data; perhaps he'll continue refining the concept. I think it'd be an excellent urban/suburban design.

His helical design seems particularly outstanding but extremely difficult to build.
 

EscapeVelocity

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Been working on the front page a bit.

Moved Winegard 6065p and Channel Master & Dehli Turnstile antennas to Discontinued section. Added Rhembrandt Stereo King, Day Sequerra Urban, Jerrold Magic Carpet, Finco FMT-A & FM-3, Radio Shack 1638 as well.

Added VHFTeknik Korner 15.11 and FM5.1 plus Rescue Electronics Surplus Log Periodic to yagi section.

Added Rescue Electronics Folded Dipole to Turnstile/Dipole sectionl.

Deleted Philips Veed VHF/UHF Combo yagi and added Channel Master Crossfire 3671....to examples of VHF/UHF Combo antennas that are good for FM.

Added Moxon and Hentenna to DIY designs.

Added BarberPole and The Super Antenna, Mk III to Indoor Section.

Modified Contents to reflect changes.


Still need to add in some Archer and JFD discontinued models....plus DigiWave circular FM antenna.....and Poland's Dipol antennas.
 
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willcail

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As I Live in Columbus Ohio you still need a good FM/AM antenna to pick up some of the fringe stations. Since I have a Radiosophy HD100 tabletop radio. The default dipole antenna is detachable and I have four antennas. One FM Reflect, One Jensen rabbit ears antenna with a gain dial, two Terk AM loop antenna one passive and one amplified. It does a fine job picking up the community LPFM station. Downside is that that there is on direct entry keypad on the unit. It does help that I live on the fourth floor apartment it helps out with TV and radio reception.
 

EscapeVelocity

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Added FM DX Co. 8 Element Yagi and Godar DXR-500 to the front page.

Will look into adding the Vintage Finco FM antennas from the 1965 ad that I dont already have on the Front Page.
 

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