We recommend our grouped Yagi18 for poor areas of reception. Despite being significantly smaller (wind loading wise) than most “high gain” wideband aerials, the E group version will equal any wideband antenna over the E group. The version we stock has the best performance of all the Yagi18s on the market, it has a “balun”, a cradle and a tilting clamp for poles up to 2in. Last, but by no means least, these Yagi18s are one of the sturdiest aerials around. In fact we sold one to a chap in Orkney and he reported it was still fine after a 110mph wind ! Another customer stated “this Yagi18 makes all other aerials look like cheap, tacky TOYS!” Many people replace Bacofoil aerials with these and are amazed at the difference in build quality, and you will be too…….
I’ve always liked them, they’re one of my favourites, I would say that, all things considered, the Yagi18s are probably the best aerials we sell.
Technically the E group should be obsolete by 2023, but as E group aerials are really just widebands with an emphasis on the higher frequencies, they will still continue to work OK at most sites. In addition the Yagi 18E can be used as a diplexed second aerial to pick up MUXES 7 and 8 (on CHs 55 and 56) off transmitters which would otherwise be A group
The test performance and the dimensions and wind loading of the aerial can be found in the tables below.