[TowerTalk] hornet ? triband

Russ Kaelberer - NěTA n0ta@mindspring.com
Tue, 6 Nov 2001 21:28:12 -0700






I believe you have an infamous Swan Hornet "Eggbeater" tribander
(affectionately named so due to the element-end wire loops, and its likeness
to an eggbeater.) A bit before my time (licensed 1972.) In 1973, at my high
school, we had one of "these" eggbeater beams-what a piece of work! In the
"shack" (electronics room,) we ran a SWAN 3-drifty xcvr (350). The school
district got an "educational discount" from SWAN.  BTW-my April 1973 QST
Gotham ad shows quads, monobanders, and verticals. I agree with Brad; I
don't think Gotham made triband beams, just quads. Sorry, no other info. Try
some "older" high schools :)

73,
Russ, NěTA


--snip--
received info this may be a hornet instead of gotham. three elements with
traps approximate 14" long 1 1/2" diameter. castings to mount the elements
and boom. boom 14' 4" long 1 1/2" dia. ref 28', driven 26', dir 23.5'. any
info on spacing or other appreciated. thanks dale K8NKE dmess@lni.net


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