The TA-33jr. was my fist and last "real" HF antenna. After college, I moved
from one gated community to another to the point where all I have are
stealth antennas in the back yard. I would love to have my TA-33jr back
30 years ago, I purchased the TA-33jr for exactly $95.95 (then known on the
bands as WN9JCG). I know because I saved all the money I had from a paper
route to buy it. Performance on all three bands was quite good for a
12-foot boom. It rested nicely on a 50-foot Rohn tower with a ten foot
mast. I was in heaven when that antenna went up. By today's standards, I
suspect that the TA-33 and its progeny do not perform as well as
The SWR F/B, and relative gain of that antenna was very on all bands.
Everything worked fine until the day I received a SB-230 Heathkit amplifier
for my birthday. Upon tuning up the amp into the antenna for the first
time, I melted the driven element traps. At that time, Mosely had just
produced a "MP" driven element as a replacement driver element for use with
higher power transmitters to 1KW. The reflector and director elements were
left alone. After the conversion, I never had a single problem with that
antenna in northern Illinois for many years until I sold it to help fund
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Cechura" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2003 7:23 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] TA-33Jr.
> Just bought one from an estate... Looks like a pretty good antenna, for
> price I got.
> I see 30/40M add-ons and a 12 & 17 M add on, and a "high power"
> Does anyone have these upgrades?
> Where'd you get it?
> How much did it cost?
> How does it perform?
> and what exactly IS the high power conversion? I don't have a QRO
> box yet, but eventually....
> It will be a while before I put this thing up in the air, but I'd like to
> learn a bit about it :)
> Ken, KC9UMR
> President, W0EEE
> Trustee, KF9ART
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