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How does this compare to the classic double-V bowtie? Any upsides/downsides?
Pictured is a pair the C4MVJs they are bidirectional. Pulling signal from the front and the back. A reflector can be added to increase the forward gain but you will lose your bidirectionality.
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I tried a pair of those. They were suggested to me by the staff at antennas direct because I live by the Illinois Wisconsin state line and they had had some success with those I was told . For some reason they didn't work for me, but I was determined to make them work. I expected a lot more from pairing them but the staff at AD didn't have any advice for me on that other than the fact that it might not work because VHF and UHF require different stacking distances.

At the time I was looking for a low wind resistance solution, but they couldn't stand up to my 91 XGs and the VHF High is minimal in gain. I really had bought a pair and decided to combine them that didn't work either. That doesn't mean they wouldn't work for somebody else.


They come in several different forms. One element, Two element and four elements but I believe they're all about the same inside. It looks like a flat piece of aluminum in the Crescent shape. They can be used successfully as an indoor antenna. Both the Dual and quadruple element antennas have reflector kits available or you can run them as a bi-directional antenna.
 

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I use a Clearstream C1 in my bedroom with the reflector kit. Very directional, but works quite well. I purchased a 4Max BNIB off of Kijiji for a song, tried using it in place of the C1, but the results were worse. I guess I have to find a better sweet spot for me to use it.
 
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