I want to build antennas because I think they're pretty cool. Like invisible photons that pass through matter. But I'm struggling with basics and considering removing my tinfoil hat very soon.
Here is the not working antenna I built: https://buildyourownantenna.blogspot.com/2014/07/double-biquad-antenna-calculator.html
Does the shield need to contact the reflector ? Is the reflector connected to something ? Does the antenna element (the 4 squares) connects the shield and the coax inner cable ? How could it radiate then if it's a closed circuit ?
Many thanks !