Hello all, I have a question on an HD-8800 double bow-tie antenna. Does it matter if the wing nuts on the stacking bar face the reflector or face out towards the transmitter? I may have misassembled the antenna, I put the wing nuts for the balun facing the reflector, the assembly picture shows the wing-nuts facing outward. I really don't think it should matter since I believe it should still be phased correctly but I wanted to check to be sure.
Also, if I put a denser reflector in the rear (like close-knit chicken wire) will I increase the gain somewhat (at the expense of making it a bit more directional?)