The wire loops, like rug beaters, on the element ends were Gotham's trademark
as I recall.
The elements were thinwall steel tubing too. Very inexpensive and very popular
in the 50's and 60's.
Lots of them got painted to hide the rust as they aged. I know of one that was
still in use at W9LNQ's
when I moved away from the area in '96. May still be in use there today! It was
----- Original Message -----
From: Henry Heidtmann <email@example.com>
To: Mark Beckwith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, June 02, 2002 1:26 PM
Subject: Re: [Towertalk] Tribander identification
> The TH3 did not have the wire loops at the ends.
> Good luck-
> Henry, N4VHK
> Mark Beckwith wrote:
> > > > some type of blue, ribbed plastic material
> > >
> > > Sounds like a TH-3. HyGain used the blue ribbed stuff in their early TH
> > > series and early AVS series.
> > Sounds like a HyGain to me, too. I recall the TH-3 and TH-4 had wire loops
> > at the ends of all the elements. Does anyone else remember this?
> > Mark, N5OT
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