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Old 14-Jan-2018, 11:53 PM   #11
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Thank you for the photos.

The dimensions are pretty close to correct, but when you fasten the wires to wood without any insulators there will be some signal loss. Also, a reflector on just one antenna would give at least as much gain as two antennas without reflectors.

How did you combine the two antennas, a splitter in reverse?

When you combine two antennas that have wire baluns, the is a 50% percent chance of getting it right, because the two antennas must be connected in phase to have any gain over just one.

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