Best DIY Antennas Update
Ok I read on your latest Antennas update (May 2014) and am glad to see the DB8e is doing so well.
But there are several DYI designs that beat the Stealthhawk as the top small DYI~
Hollands Hourglass here: has better performance.
With a reflector there is no comparison I think?
I have built it and can attest to its wonderful strong and wide reception (Oshawa location- gets Buffalo and Toronto)
Even better, Hollands Trapezoid antenna is even better, gain up to 12.5 DB with reflector. Stealth Hawk is far behind...
I have built this one and given it to my sister in Rochester, she is delighted with pulling in 30 stations, no preamp!
Finally Hollands FF4 located here
Has gain from 14.5 to 17 DB, which really is amazing.
I built all 3 of these antennas, and while I realize the FF4 is larger and more complex than the Stealth Hawk, the other 2 are simple and beat it easily.
Just trying to give Hollands designs the recognition they deserve!