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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Unknown antenna traps
From: K8RI on TT <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 21:22:30 -0400
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On 6/27/2011 3:16 PM, r miles wrote:

Sounds a lot like the traps Hy-gain used in the old tri-banders.

"I believe" Hy-gain did make a set of traps available for 40 and/or 75 
that looked just like the ones in the tribander. IOW they had tubing 
ends but the wire was just fastened to the ends.    OTOH this is asking 
an old memory to think wayyyy back. <:-))


Roger (K8RI)

> I found two blue/green traps in  one of my  old  parts boxes. Size is
> total length 8.25''. coil size is 6'' long  X  1.5'' diameter.  Ends
> have 1'' aluminium stubs. One end is .5'' OD&  the other end is .75''
> OD.  With a hole  drilled thru each stub. Coil is covered in molded
> blue/green  plastic or PVC.  Weight is .75 lbs. each. On one end in the
> molded  cover it says 40. I believe  the color is the old HyGain  color.
> First I thought these were  traps  for a 40m dipole. But now I think
> they  might have been for an extension of a HyGain  tribander driven
> element to add a rotatable dipole on 40m to  a HyGain  tribander.
> Anyone  remember them or know their useage. I can  take a photo if
> anyone  is interested.
> K9IL
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