Log 36 Aerial (pre-wired, c/w 1ft of self amalg tape)

£34.50

Along with the Yagi18K the Log36 is the perfect general purpose aerial.
Also available in a wall installation kit, a chimney installation kit , and a loft installation kit.

Description

The Log 36 (pre wired) is the correct aerial in medium signal areas for any transmitter (also see Yagi 18K).

There is more than one model of Log36 on the market, and I have tested at least one other.
Unfortunately they don’t work as well…..

The aerial come with a clamp for poles up to 2in.

NOTE 1: we strongly recommend that all Log periodic aerials (outside installs) are tilted up slightly at the front.

NOTE 2: The version sold from Jun 18 on, is, unfortunately, pre-wired. In order to improve the waterproofing of the F conn joint we supply 1ft of self amalg tape.

The Log36 is supposedly tuned to help reduce interference from the mobile phone signals transmitted just above the TV band since 2013 (though it must be said a filter is generally the most effective way to combat that problem). Log36s are only available in T group / wideband.
See wiring up a Log36.
We recommend that for outside installs all Log Periodic aerials tilted up at the front end.

Yagi 10K v Log36 v Yagi 18K

103cm long : low wind load   131cm long : low wind loading 175cm long : medium wind loading

End mounted (more suitable for some installs)   End mounted  Centre mounted (less twisting force in the wind)

Exceptionally sturdy aerial — Medium build quality  Very sturdy aerial

Low to medium gain (higher above CH40) Medium gain (lower above CH50)  Medium to high gain

Hardwired (= better) — F connector wired  Hardwired

Tilting heavy duty clamp  Non tilting clamp  Tilting heavy duty clamp

 

The performance and dimensions of the antenna can be found on the relevant tables below.

ATV’s stock wideband / K+ group aerials v a typical Bacofoil XB10WB relative to a DM Log.

If there is such a thing as a “universal aerial” (which there isn't, but bear with me) this is it, also see Yagi 18K.

In most cases you can’t go far wrong with a Log 36 (or a Yagi 18K), especially if you need a wideband aerial. It is particularly suitable for Digital (i.e. Freeview transmissions) and is relatively short which is preferable for loft installations.

If you're still short of gain then try adding a variable gain(capable of being turned down to a low level) mast head amp. Also see DY14WB.