Forget NARODs on bowties, they dont work the same way.This is an 8-bay bowtie for 14-69.
I'd like to know if it can be hacked for 7~51.
I didnt use those dimensions above, but used a reflector less CM4221a (the good one) model and added 5.125 inches for stubs like you did above, and a 28" NAROD .5 inches above/below the stubs.Could something like this work for Hi-VHF/UHF.?
No dont butcher it, heh. Keep that baby in as original condition as possible. If making changes to it, make sure they can be undone. For example, by using crimp on connectors.. I still have that old 4221, but just the mast and wiskers, the reflector and the reflector mounts were used on some else. If anyone has any ideas, I am willing to butcher it for some performance testing.
OK, what barriers ? The only thing I can think of is a clover leave pattern, but we have some other designs for that.I think there is some potential for VHF, so using the old 4221 for experiments would be well worth the sacrifice if we could break through the barriers.
Before putting it up, post detailed, I mean very detailed, including pictures, dimensions of it and we'll model it for you. AFAIK, there is no detailed NEC model of the Antennacraft U8000.There is very little chatter about this antenna anywhere, so I figured I would float it here. I'm getting ready to hang it next week, so this is an academic exercise for a learning experience.