A couple of weeks ago, we were in Hawaii for the first time, and visiting
the famous "Diamondhead" Crater on the edge of Honolulu.
There is a military installation inside the crater, and the main tourist
attraction is to climb the inside of the crater to the old military bunkers
that are built along the rim of the crater overlooking the ocean and Honolulu.
To get to my point, as we were leaving the crater area on a tour bus
afterward, I got a quick glimpse of an unusual antenna that I had never seen
There appeared to be a couple of missing elements and a generally rundown
appearance. It obviously was part of the military installation, but appeared
to be in a state of disrepair.
It looked like a large "corner reflector" antenna, BUT was in the HF range
by the apparent size of the elements, plus it appeared to be a "staggered"
element, log periodic design.
It was joined together at the "small element" end, with the larger
elements being on the open end.
The largest elements suggested resonance around 13-14 megs maybe? ( Like
I said, it was a quick glimpse as we passed by on the way out of the
I have seen a lot of antennas, and several corner reflector antennas, but
this was most unusual from my perspective.
Just thought I would throw it out for any info or if anyone had ever been
assigned to that Diamondhead installation.
Bob firstname.lastname@example.org_ (mailto:email@example.com)
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