If the screening is aluminum, that can really knock down the gain. Unfortunately, the aluminum screen frame can also distort the gain and the patterns even with fiberglass screening. I havent seen any plastic/fiberglass screen frames yet.The CS5 is hidden behind a screen, facing out the window. The CS2 is mounted to the top of the screen that's hiding the CS5 and it's really not that obtrusive
Oh, OK, heh. The iron, if its short pieces, like less than 3" for each piece spaced a couple or more inches apart, will have little to no effect. If its more than 4", it could have an effect on uhf. If its more than 12 inches, it could have an effect on uhf and vhf.No 300. It's a decorative screen. Like a room divider. It's bamboo and some kind of metal, maybe wrought iron.