At 11:52 AM 2007-06-18, WW4T@aol.com wrote:
>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
> 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.
Did it look like any of these?
At one time, KGEI had a vertically polarized log periodic at their
site on the west shore of San Francisco Bay, near Belmont, adjacent to KNBR.
73, Terry N6RY
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