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Re: [TowerTalk] worlds biggest yagi

To: Jim Lux <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] worlds biggest yagi
From: Michael Keane K1MK <>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 11:29:24 -0400
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At 10:31 AM 3/28/2008, Jim Lux wrote:
>Nathaniel Lee wrote:
> > This is probably cheaper than mechanically rotating a rhombic!
> >
>Wasn't it Jansky who had the rotating array on railroad tracks?

Yes, it was Karl Jansky (discover of radio noise from the cosmos), 
although Jansky's array rotated on tires from a Ford Model-T in a 
wooden track. It was comparatively lightweight consisting mostly of a 
wood frame that was only about 20 feet tall (although 100 feet across)

The antenna itself was an 8-element Bruce array plus reflector for 
20.5 MHz. At the time (1930), it was the largest steerable antenna in 
the world.

Janksy's colleague at Bell Labs, Edmond Bruce, not only invented the 
array that is named after him but the rhombic as well.

Mike K1MK

Michael Keane K1MK


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