Seems like a ham who knows too much to take direction.
You are being a real a--hole with those comments partner. It is not my intention to stir anything up on here, but you don't know what you're talking about, so butt out. I know the beam works because I tried it with my scanner, and it exibits directivity when I rotate it towards VHF/UHF stations, read my earlier posts. It doesn't get much simpler than a tape measure beam antenna. Have I actually checked the SWR or made contacts through a UHF repeater with it just yet? No. I will worry about that when I see if I can actually hear the bird on receive, which is what I am trying to accomplish for now. I have been a ham for 21 years, and I have never claimed to anyone at any time that I, "know everything."