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Re: [TowerTalk] When was the first tower & beam used?

To: "Jim Lux" <>,"Terry Gerdes" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] When was the first tower & beam used?
From: "Dan Hearn" <>
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 22:03:51 -0700
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I have a book "Yagi-Uda Antenna" by Uda. The forward was written by
Hidetsugu Yagi. Here is a quote from the forward by Yagi.
"The so-called Yagi-Uda antenna, consisting of wave-reflectors and
wave-directors, was first presented in a publication by one of the
co-authors of this text (Uda) and the writer during the year 1926" Amazing.
73, Dan, N5AR

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[]On Behalf Of Jim Lux
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 7:21 PM
To: Terry Gerdes;
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 in length.
>I'm also interested in other options on the market from this era.
>73 Terry - AB5K


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