Rowlands reflector question

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)

Rowland asked if adding a reflector below his 80m OCFD would improve NVIS performance on 80m.

A bit more than a 2dBi improvement at 90 degrees.  That’s with the reflector length optimized for gain.  The modeled reflector height was .1m AGL.

The downside is that it messes up SWR somewhat.  I didn’t snap a comparison though, there are just too many installation variables to make the results meaningful.

-p W7PFB
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