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Tuning 2 element Parasitic array

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    Tuning 2 element Parasitic array

    This morning I uploaded a YouTube video explaining the method for tuning any 2el parasitic array.

    I do some experiments in my workshop using the Nano-VNA on a small 2 el Yagi to explain mutual coupling. Then using 4NEC2 I show the relationship between the dip in real R (point of maximum coupling) and the F/B and gain of the array.

    Using this understanding any 2 el parasitic array can be tuned with confidence on the tower by only sweeping the driver with the antenna analyzer. There is no need to isolated the driven element and do analyzer sweeps on the parasitic element. This method is especially useful for tuning arrays with non-split or grounded parasitic or driven elements.

    This is the method I used for tuning my 2 el 160m parasitic array that uses the shunt-fed (grounded) tower as a driver.

    73, de Steve VE6WZ

    73 Al 4L5A