Boom length: 60 inches
Maximum width: 36 inches
Maximum depth: 4 inches
Turning radius: 42 inches
Channels: 7 - 13
Number of elements: 5
Impedance: 300 ohm (coax matching transformer required)
Gain: 6.9 dBd
Beamwidth at half-power points: 56 degrees
Front-to-back ratio: 13.3 dB
AntennaWeb color code: Red Zone
Claimed range: 60 miles
Shipping weight: 4.7 pounds
Cost: $22.00 - $28.00
The Y5-7-13 is a cost-effective solution for urban, suburban and near-fringe viewers who already have a UHF antenna and need to add a high-band VHF antenna for the post-transition. It's a good alternative for those who don't require the high gain and deep-fringe capability of the Winegard YA-1713 high-band Log-Yagi. When combined with a medium-range UHF antenna using a UVSJ or other band combiner, performance is comparable to that of some all-channel antennas approaching the $100 range.
Compact in size and weighing about 3 pounds, the Y5 won't contribute a serious amount of wind load on a mast, is fairly unobtrusive above the roof and small enough to be aimed correctly within most attics.
AntennaCraft, located in Burlington, Iowa, claims a range of 60 miles and rates the Y5 for the AntennaWeb Red Zone. The zone claim is fair, but this distance will be obtainable only with line of sight to the transmitters and a very tall mount -- in other words, optimum circumstances. In most applications, a Y5 should provide reliable reception up to 35-45 miles when mounted outdoors.