A 2 element Low Noise, High Gain Directional Loop array (LFA-Q)
The G0KSC LFA-Q possess all of the design traits InnovAntennas have become well-known for. Direct 50Ohm impedance (and hence no matching loss or pattern distortion), Minimal side lobes, High levels of Front to Back ratio (F/B) and Front to Rear ratio (F/R), and wide, flat bandwidth. However, the LFA-Q stands out for two more major benefits. High levels of forward gain and its' extremely rugged design which make it ideal for installation where harsh weather conditions are commonplace.
If you want the absolute best performance from minimal boom length and require performance that is available in any weather conditions or simply want something a little different, then the LFA-Q could be the one for you!
Gain: 6.8dBi @ 50.150MHz
F/B: 16.35dB @ 50.150MHz
Peak Gain: 6.83dBi
Peak F/B: 16.55dB
Power Rating: 5kw+
SWR: Below 1.2:1 from 50.00MHz to 50.400MHz
Stacking Distance: 2.5-3.75m ( 3.5m recommended)
2 Stacked Gain @ 3.5m spacing: 10.23dBi (free space)
2 Stacked F/B: 18.23dB
2 Stacked Gain @ 3.5m Spacing 15m above ground: 15.9dBi
Boom Length: 75cms (Rear mounting) distance between elements 41cms
Weight: 2.76Kg /9LB
Turning Radius: 1.65m / 5.5ft
Wind Loading: 0.15 Square Metres / 2.15 Square feet
Wind Survival: 250KPH+ / 180MPH
Other options available if higher wind loading/survival is required.
This antenna is made with tapered elements 1/2inch (12.7mm) centers and 3/8 inch (9.525mm) outer sections. The antenna has fully insulated elements which will ensure continuous, high performance for many years to come. Boom to mast brackets are included with all antennas which will support 2 inch (50mm) masts. The LFA-Q has a twin-boom system. Each section is 32mm square with 1.6mm wall thickness. The booms are joined each end to one another by a seconds of of the same material used for the boom. A UV protected Boom Guy system is also provided with stainless steel turnbuckles for easy adjustment.
The LFA-Q is also provided with 2 boom to mast brackets, one on each boom and both brackets comprise of 4 U bolts (2 square for the boom, 2 round for the supporting mast) which have been formed from marine grade stainless steel.
Our antennas are constructed with the best quality materials in order the best mechanical construction can be achieved, not the cheapest and most profitable! Even a digital caliper is used (with an accuracy of .01mm) to measure the elements during production to ensure they are within 0.2mm of what they should be, this ensures they work as well as our software model predicts.
Note: much development time has gone into our antennas, not just on basic electromagnetic design, we are able to model the effect of insulators, booms and other objects to ensure the make up or our antennas have least effect on performance and pattern degradation. More information can be found here
Single 2 element LFA up 10m above ground
2 x 2 el LFA Yagi 7m apart with the bottom antenna 15m above ground
A 2el 50Mhz LFA-Q
Manufactured the right way, not the cheapest way!