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[Towertalk] 40 MTR Trap ???

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Subject: [Towertalk] 40 MTR Trap ???
From: Mark <> (Mark)
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 08:13:24 -0700
Yes indeedy, Tom .. that is what that is .. I had a couple pairs of them one
time ... most interesting use was one of them on the end of a longgggggg
wire .. if memory serves me, 7 1/4 ?s on 80M and 15 1/4 ?s on 40M ... with
the shield end of the coax connected to 1/4 ?s for each, using the Hy-Gain
trap ... worked like a bomb, was pointed from the north Sacramento Valley
towards Florida ... could work Cuba, etc. like falling off a log ... but
forget NY or VE2, etc........!!   I'll have to rework that math and see if
my number of multiples comes out right.......  HI ... keep on keepin ..
73 --- Mark, AA6DX
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From: "Tom Mattus" <>
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Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2002 8:11 PM
Subject: [Towertalk] 40 MTR Trap ???

> Hello Gents,
> While going through my garage of parts, I found a long
> lost pair of what I believe are traps, but I'm not
> sure exactly what they are. They measure approximetely
> 3 ft long and 1 1/2" dia, each have a tag which reads,
> "HYGAIN 40 M ASSY B772345". The are constructed like
> traps but the lenth throws me since I've seen and used
> 40 m traps which are shorter, (yes I know the L/C can
> change the dimensions). They have drain holes and
> short #12 wires attached to the ends with bolts as if
> in a long wire arrangement of some sort at one time.
> Are these in fact traps which are used possibly in a
> 80 m dipole?  Anyone have any info about these?
> Thanks!

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