I've been through two attempts with professionals to install at least a minimal antenna installation with proper lightning protection on the house. Both attempts were ultimately torpedoed by rapidly escalating budgets because:
1. The house wasn't built as drawn by the architect.
2. The best point for cable entry into the house and lightning protection is next to the gas meter.
3. You need a 60 foot ladder at about a 75 degree angle to reach the roof
4. There is no attic.
Those are the major complications. There's at least six or eight minor ones.
I'd like to keep it fast, simple and CHEAP.
I've been thinking of using a mobile, multi-band VHF/UHF antenna sitting on a metal ground plane on a broad window sill. The inside of the window frame is wood. The outside is aluminum clad. There is a steel lintel above the window.QUESTION
: What could happen to my transmitted signal under those conditions? How might the VSWR be affected?