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Back in the 80's I had a set of those stacked in the other shape. They worked very well but like you Saud it takes away from horizontal and vertical both in that position. Can't hurt to try it if you can without a lot of trouble
Good luck on finding a used Bird for under 200 that doesn't look like it's been drug down a gravel road. I have 2 43's and half a dozen slugs and bought them used and have as much in them as that. Like Nomad said they are more than just a power meter. If I were going to buy a new meter t I day I...
I ran a set of stacked 2 element v quads back in the 70s and 80s and talked all over the world with them. If a ground plane or Super Scanner kicked their butt then something was not right with them if the locations were similar.
To get the sections apart one of those tower Jack's are great so is a bottle jack and 2x4 but I have used a heavy duty ratchet strap with great success. Always use a harness and belt off. I made a gin pole from gate tubing and it works fine just a lil heavy. Good luck and remember if it dont...
My ocfd is a little north east to a little south west with the feedpoint at 65 feet both ends at about 40 and I have had great luck hitting all of Europe some Africa and South America and the Pacific besides here in the states.
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