[TowerTalk] Need help identifying HyGain antenna (Trap Traveller rotatable tri band dipole)
Roger (K8RI) on TT
K8RI-on-TowerTalk at tm.net
Tue Jan 28 02:19:43 EST 2014
On 1/27/2014 9:34 PM, Jim Pruitt wrote:
> 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 time.
That was about when I was in college the first time. <:-)) Didn't go
back to earn a degree until 87. Graduated in 90. I remember the antenna
as I thought it'd be real handy. IIRC it was only available for a year
Sure brings back memories like my old S-40B receiver working all stereos
in the dorm. Seems like one of the oscillators radiated quite a signal.
As it was only 30 miles and gas was cheap, I commuted the next term, but
a good paying job came along and ended the college trial.
> Thank you for the help.
> Jim Pruitt
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Roger (K8RI) on TT"
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> 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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