The Bassett literature calls it a antenna and never mentions the word yagi.
Looks like 4 elements equally spaced along the "ladder-boom". The five
pages that I have were copied from the original Bassett Handbook owned by
KC0CW. I scanned the five pages and put them on the web at:
73 Terry - AB5K
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Lux" <email@example.com>
To: "Terry Gerdes" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 9:21 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] When was the first tower & beam used?
> At 05:09 PM 9/12/2006, Terry Gerdes wrote:
>>I have copies of a few pages from the Basset Handbook of Rotary Beam
>>Design for 1939. The Bassett folks had a series of commercial products
>>like a 4 element 20 meter antenna with a rotor for $121. The boom was not
>>round but looks more like a ladder.
> Interesting.. What was the design of the 4 element antenna? I don't know
> that Yagi-Uda design was known by then, certainly not widely.
> That was a pretty pricey antenna.. $121 in 1939 is $1771 in 2006 if you
> use the CPI
>>They also had some interesting tower sections that were made of wood.
>>For $88, you could purchase a 36 foot wood tower that was 3 feet square at
>>the bottom and 15 inches square at the top. Each tower section was 6 foot
>>I'm also interested in other options on the market from this era.
>>73 Terry - AB5K
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