Hi-VHF+UHF Figure-8 Loop-in-Loop idea?
I've been perusing this forum for a while now and I'm guessing that my situation is pretty familiar. I have local stations that cover a broad swath of UHF, but I also have that *one* station still on VHF. I've tried a couple variations of GH, bow-tie, figure-8, and cubical quad with limited success across all channels. Not sure why, but I'm enamored of the loop antennas, and I'm currently using a ~23" dia 4-element cubical quad (actually loops, but electrically they're the same) which seems to work fairly well for both VHF and UHF. But I'd like the signal to be better on those troublesome days (high wind, rain). My antenna is in the attic, but windy days seem to mess with reception just as much as rain.
I've looked through holl_ands collection of antenna analyses and was about to build the 8-el bi-quad yagi, but it will . But then I started wondering what you would get by combining a VHF Figure-8 and UHF Bi-quad (which are both loop antenna variations), and then throw in two separate reflector layers. And maybe some yagi directors.
I guess I could try some of these on 4nec2 myself, but I'm a noob (and also on a mac).