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    n00b Yagi Antenna Question

    Hey peoples. I've got a real noob question that I almost don't want to ask... but after a couple of hours of scouring the interwebs, I've got nothing. So here goes:

    I've got a yagi antenna for 1.3. What is the proper way to aim this badboy? I see too many different pictures with conflicting mounting setups, and I need to know the proper way to set this guy up.

    So, it mount's horizontally, correct? (Long center rod horizontal to the ground, individual "lobes" or "tines" all vertical

    I've read that you need to "point it at your target". Do I aim it so that it is horizontal to my plane, basically as if I were holding it against my chest longways, facing my flight zone, with the lobes pointing down to my feet as well as up towards my head, with one hand holding the mounting point and one hand holding the tip, OR, I saw some pictures where it looked as if it was being aimed almost like a rifle... basically like if you were to hold it from the mounting point like a sword, pointing the tip of the sword at the flight zone... like aiming it like a rifle, longways towards the target.

    I hope any of this made some kind of sense. Thanks.

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    longways towards the target
    Point the boom toward the target and the small elements verticals.

    -Hugo

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    Quote Originally Posted by HugeOne View Post
    Point the boom toward the target and the small elements verticals.

    -Hugo

    Wow, really. I was way off when I originally mounted this thing. So, just so we're on the same page, I want to basically point it out (almost like if I was calling a home run in baseball, pointing the bat into the stands) while the elements are vertical? It seemed more logical to have it sideways, getting more surface area towards the target, but I would have been WAY off, wondering why my signal sucks.

    Thanks a lot Hugo. Huge help.
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    This the pattern of a yagi, surface area don't matter here. The elements acts as "lens" and concentrate the signal more and more, like a telescope.

    -Hugo

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    Gotcha. So my cheesy 2nd grade drawing is correct according to what you're saying, right? Thanks a bunch man.
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    Yes

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    Thank you.

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