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OTA antenna construction

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I live in Markham, and have built one of these bowtie antennas, using coat hangers; but I have not added a reflector. Presently I get 20 channels.
I have two questions:
1. Would I get better reception had a constructed the bowties from copper wire?
2. Is the reflector necessary?
Any help is appreciated.
........... john
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A reflector is used to increase signal strength and distance in a single direction. If there are stations from many directions that do not interfere with each other then omitting the reflector may be better option. I suggest generating and posting a RabbitEars report for a better diagnosis.
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