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