SteppIR UrbanBeam

The UrbanBeam is excellent for use in high density population areas or properties with small lot sizes, where a full-sized Yagi may not be an option.

The distinctive shape and small footprint (15.5 ft turning radius) of the UrbanBeam helps make neighbors and spouses happier, while still delivering the exceptional results you would expect of a SteppIR Yagi. The UrbanBeam is a high-performance, two element Yagi on 20m-6m and folded dipole on 40-30m. With features such as 180 degree direction change, bi-directional mode and full element retraction for stormy weather, You can enjoy all the features of a SteppIR Yagi while chasing low-sunspot-cycle DX or rag-chewing with your friends!

  • 40-6 m Yagi
  • 2 element beam 20-6
  • Rotatable dipole 40/30
  • Turning Radius 15.5 ft
  • Longest Element 30.5 ft
  • Boom Length only 48 inches
  • SDA 100 controller included (you can upgrade to the SDA 2000)

For more information, visit the manufacturer’s website via the link below.

73 Pascal VA2PV

Part 3 – SteppIR UrbanBeam with the SDA 2000 OptimizIR controller “FULL REVIEW”

Part 2 – SteppIR UrbanBeam, “Step by Step” Assembly and Installation

This video shows the SteppIR UrbanBeam’s step-by-step assembly and installation in the tower, several hours in minutes. I hope that you will appreciate it. Please don’t forget to subscribe to be notified for part 3 of this video series, that will be about the complete review of the antenna and the controller SDA 2000 (OptimizIR).

Part 1 – SteppIR UrbanBeam / SDA 2000 OptimizIR / Unboxing + Parts Checklist

This is the part 1 of a video series about the SteppIR UrbanBeam with the SDA 2000 OptimizIR Controller. In this video I do the unboxing and parts checklist. All through the process I give some advice by fallowing every recommendation specified in the manual. If you plan to get any SteppIR antenna, this video can be helpful.

Specifications UrbanBeam
Weight 45 lb / 20.5 kg g
Wind Load – EIA-222-F/G* 7.9 sq ft / .73 sq m
Wind load – EIA-222-C* 4.4 sq ft / .41 sq m
Turning Radius 15.5 ft / 4.72 m
Boom Length 4.0 ft / 1.22 m
Longest Element 30.5 ft / 9.3 m
Boom Outside Diameter 1.75 in / 4.45 cm
Power Rating 3 KW
Frequency Coverage **6.8 mHz—54 mHz
Cable Requirements 12 conductor 22 ga shielded
Band dBiGain F/R dB
40 m 1.6* 9.55(F/S)
30 m 1.77** 9.63(F/S)
20 m 6.5 12
17 m 6.6 12.6
15 m 6.6 14
12 m 6.7 15.7
10 m 6.65 14.8
6 m* 6.15 4

* A full size dipole is referenced at 2.1dBi
** Measured SWR is 2.3:1 for this model on 30m


Author: Pascal VA2PV