I wasn't aware that the "original" Hygain Long John
monobanders changed between the 60's and the 80's or early
90's. Could you be referring to the Telrex monobanders
(which were very beefy) verses Telex-Hygain monobanders?
73, Bob K6ZZ
----- Original Message Follows -----
From: Chris Pedder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Salvatore Console <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] MFJ Hygain verses Original Hygain
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 19:48:42 +0000
> Hi Ted,
> I was comparing both the later Hygain versions and,
> presumably, the similar MFJ variants with the original
> Hygain Long Johns.
> Those original Hygain Long Johns were nothing like the
> 205BA etc. series with which you may be familiar.
> (Incidentally, I'm a great fan of the 204BA) I suspect
> they were designed and built to out-Telrex Telrex in
> terms of ruggedness. There was a full-size 3el 40m, I
> think a 6-el 20m, but maybe only 5el, on booms which were
> 4" or 4.5" diameter, as well as 15 and 10m antennas.
> I have the catalogue somewhere and it may even have
> pricing, which was frightening!
> At 19:14 30/12/2007, you wrote:
> >Hello Chris,
> >Just wondering why you say that the MFJ versions are a
> joke??? >
> >Thanks in advance for your input...
> >Ted K2QMF
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