You're right. It is marketed as just a UHF antenna.
I don't know much about antenna design. What is the purpose of the rod-like elements on the 4221, the ones that are paired in an X configuration? The main part of the antenna is just a grid, but there are a few rod-like pieces.
well, perhaps I have led you all astray. I appreciate the assistance by the way. My earlier guess at being a 4221 was wrong. It dawned on me that I have probably bought the antenna via Amazon, so I looked in my purchase records. It is this antenna.,. purchased in 2008. So, perhaps not as good.. probably not, I would guess. Not sure of the shelf life of an antenna..
Will, if weather permits, climb up tomorrow and take a look at the Balun, a term I just googled so I know what to look for.. btw..
The internet is an prosthetic for my brain..
But I am thinking this may be a good time to update the antenna..
I was looking at the many different designs of outdoor antennas, and it struck me that the very largest (and purportedly longest range) antennas that have both VHF and UHF capability have designs very much like what I remember from twenty or more years ago, which did not include reflector grids.
Is the use of reflector grids intended to allow the antennas to be somewhat smaller than in the olden days without sacrificing performance? I also noticed that some of the smaller antennas have more elements than the big, old-fashioned antennas.