[TowerTalk] Need help identifying HyGain antenna (Trap Traveller rotatable tri band dipole)

Jim Pruitt wa7duy at charter.net
Mon Jan 27 21:34:29 EST 2014

Found it,  thanks to a friend.

It was found in a 1960 Allied Catalog and was called the Hygain model TDK 
Trap-Traveller Micro Dipole.  I have the scan of the page but the page 
number got chopped off.  If I read the Allied listing correctly,  it was 
$9.95 without the pair of T-3 traps and must have been without the model UB 
(Universal Base) so it would have cost $34.85 complete?  Anyway I did find 
it.  I can find no info on the web about it though so it must not have been 
very popular.  I sure liked it and kept me occupied  in my dorm room at that 

Thank you for the help.

Jim Pruitt
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Roger (K8RI) on TT"
To: <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 1:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Need help identifying HyGain antenna (Trap Traveler 
rotatable tri band dipole)

> On 1/26/2014 3:51 PM, Jim Pruitt wrote:
>> I need help in identifying the model number/nomenclature for an antenna 
>> that I bought in 1967.  The antenna was made by HyGain in the late 50's 
>> or early 60's.  I thought I remembered it being called the HyGain trap 
>> traveler rotatable dipole.  It was for 20/15/10 and looked like the 
>> driven element of a TH3JR on a 3 foot mast that had a clamp for fitting 
>> over a window sill and hanging out a window.  It was intended as a 
>> portable antenna and perhaps to be used from hotel rooms and similar 
>> places I think.
> I remember the antenna, but unfortunately that's all I can tell you.
> 73
> Roger (K8RI)
>> Google has not helped me with this one.  Does anyone remember this 
>> antenna and might be able to tell me what it was called or the model 
>> number?
>> I need to know what kind of plastic was used for the insulators and the 
>> plastic that was used to cover the traps so that I may repair them.
>> Thank you.
>> Jim Pruitt

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