No FM Yagi Antennas?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by allied333, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. mr clean

    mr clean Forum Resident

    SW indiana
  2. TheDailyBuzzherd

    TheDailyBuzzherd Forum Resident

    Northeast USA
    In the same boat. I currently have a whip antenna in The Magna Dynamics ST2.
    It's a good little antenna, I'm picking up a station 28mi despite a double-edge
    diffraction issue from the West, the direction of the transmitter: One hill on the
    opposite side of the street and one 400' ridge two miles out. The hill is one
    thing; that ridge is nearly impenetrable. The ST2 is supposed to have a gain
    of 2.5db, but I just barely get the station. It's not a coax issue; the length is
    less than 25'. It's that ridge. The good thing about FM waves is that they
    bend slightly, but a 40' ridge is too much for The ST2. Hence, a Yagi.

    Aerials are just about done in The US. Overseas is a different matter.

    The only one being mass produced for The US market with a gain of approx 7db:

    Stellar Labs' 30-2460

    If you've got the money:

    Rescue Electronics ( As of yesterday, no longer available. You can contact maker. )

    Link to comparing models, some discontinued, with an Overload of Tech data:

    FM Antennas to Consider

    Links to Yagis comparable to the discontinued Antennacraft FM6:

    Antennacraft Substitutes

    Link to a '60s DiY Antenna:

    Electronics World Dec 1967 ( Comical aspect: Utilizing a WOODEN FRAME )

    There's a few scattered about The iNet available, but you'll dig deep.

    Finally, I like this guy:

    Antenna Man


    Last edited: Aug 29, 2020
  3. Lord Hawthorne

    Lord Hawthorne Currently Untitled

    Portland, Oregon
    This TV/FM DX club has guides for building your own FM antennas: You probably have to join to get them.
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  4. Ntotrar

    Ntotrar Nope

    Tri-Cities, Tn.
    N2VAV. I can't remember how many antennas I have built.
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  5. Coypu

    Coypu Forum Resident

  6. TheVinylAddict

    TheVinylAddict ___The Enforcer___

    @allied333, or anyone else knowledgeable about FM antennas, looking for your opinion.

    Looking for a replacement / upgrade for my FM antenna - looking at three currently:

    FM 2500HD: Long Range FM 2500HD FM antenna In Stock - About $110 after shipping.

    3 element Yagi: - $70 + tax on Amazon, free ship

    4 element Yagi: Stellar Labs 30-2460 Four Element Directional Outdoor FM Antenna -says $44.99, have to check out for ship quote, then I would have to check to make sure really in stock.

    Regardless of price, which one do you like best? Then, price to value, which one? I think the answer to the second question is the 4 element yagi from Stellar -- but I would have to check stock at that price.
  7. allied333

    allied333 TUBE AMPLIFIER REBUILDER - inquire Thread Starter

    Did not realize the FM 2500HD was available with the nine elements. It will way outperform the others, needs a rotor, of course.

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