[Antennaware] What 2-element tribander?

Floyd Larck, KK3Q hamradio at kk3q.net
Sat Sep 8 12:09:01 EDT 2012

Looks like a Swan antenna. I had a 2 element 40 meter Swan antenna at 50
feet in the 80's, worked like gang busters. Still have the balun in my junk
box, it screwed right on the input there. Mine had two coils covered in
black about the size on old oil can on each element. Those clamps look very
familiar. I think I might have some pieces of it still out in the junk pile,
will look for them later.

Floyd, KK3Q

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Sent: Friday, September 07, 2012 10:35 PM
To: Guy Olinger K2AV
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Subject: Re: [Antennaware] What 2-element tribander?

OK, I finally got some pictures of the two element antenna I'm trying to
identify.  The antenna on the right side of the photos is a vertical and I
know what it is.  The unknown antenna is described below and has cast parts.






John,  WoGN

On 6/20/2012 11:56 AM, Guy Olinger K2AV wrote:
> I would take photographs, put them up on the internet somewhere, and 
> give us the link.  You may get a precise ID if you do.  Really hard to
> get some things across with words.   :>)
> 73, Guy
> On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 12:41 PM, John <radio at mediacombb.net 
> <mailto:radio at mediacombb.net>> wrote:
>     I'm trying to find out what sort of 2-element tribander (10-15-20m) I
>     have.  I bought it used about used about 20 years ago and just dug it
>     out of the garage.
>     I  always 'thought' it was a HYgain, but I'm not sure of that.  I
>     looked
>     around the Internet and found an instruction sheet that is cc 1962
>     for a
>     HYgain TH-2.  However my beam may be an older version of that or...
>     something entirely different.
>     Mine has 8 traps.  The elements are mounted to the boom with
>     nicely made
>     parts which look to me to be cast.  One of these castings has an SO239
>     mounted on it.
>     The boom appears to be made in two pieces and that seems strange to me
>     because it is quite short.  I don't see how to join the boom pieces,
>     although one end of each piece has been made 'out of round' so those
>     ends of each boom piece must fit together.  Maybe there is a missing
>     piece to joint the two boom pieces to a mast.
>     Can someone in the list suggest what I might have and the best way to
>     get an instruction sheet or manual for it?
>     John,  WoGN
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