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Hi-VHF+UHF Bowtie-In-Loop - NO Reflector
Hi-VHF+UHF Bowtie-In-Loop (BIL) Antenna analyzed using 4nec2.  Loop Diameter = 23-in, Whiskers = 10-in.
Based on a design (X0512 aka WW_X0498-Rev2,) by WildWillie on www.digitalhome.ca Antenna R&D Forum.

A simple to build antenna with moderate performance in BOTH UHF and Hi-VHF bands.
Design dimensions based on using (about) 1/4-in O.D. Copper Coil.  Design would
need to be Re-Optimized for different O.D. so do NOT change to significantly different diameter.

UHF Raw Gain = 4.2-6.6 dBi with SWR (300-ohms) under 1.8 (Excellent).
Hi-VHF Raw Gain more than 3.8 dBi with SWR (300-ohms) under 3.4 (Poor).
Ch2-FM Raw Gain = 1.0 to 2.3 dBi and SWR (300-ohms) = 746 to 77, which is Excessive.

EDIT (25 Sept 2014): Added Ch2-FM Band Performance Charts.
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Loop Diameter=23-inches,
Whiskers=10-inches at 37-degrees.


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Loop Diameter=23-inches,
Whiskers=10-inches at 37-degrees.
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UHF Raw Gain = 4.2-6.6 dBi


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UHF SWR (300-ohms) under 1.8


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UHF Impedance


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UHF Pattern at 470 MHz


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UHF Pattern at 602 MHz


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UHF Pattern at 698 MHz


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Hi-VHF Raw Gain more than 3.8 dBi


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Hi-VHF SWR (300-ohms) under 3.4


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Hi-VHF Impedance


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Hi-VHF Pattern at 174 MHz


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Hi-VHF Pattern at 198 MHz


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Hi-VHF Pattern at 216 MHz


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Ch2-FM Raw Gain = 1.0 to 2.3 dBi


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Ch2-FM SWR = 746 to 77 is EXCESSIVE


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Ch2-FM Impedance


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