Re: Rowlands reflector question

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM

Paul,  This is clearly a  newbie question…but  I’m curious, what happens if the inverted V is an actual V? Where the  ends at 30 Ft and center is at 6ft?


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From: Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
Sent: Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:51 AM
Subject: [SnoVARC] Rowlands reflector question


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.




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