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post #706 of 866 (permalink) Old 2012-03-12, 12:43 AM
 
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Its even weirder than I thought...
I'll take measurements tomorrow for posterity's sake
*EDIT* well sometime this week, the weather is lousy

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post #707 of 866 (permalink) Old 2012-05-03, 07:53 PM
 
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Cool Anyone?

Below is a photo of an antenna that is right next to a place I deliver to in Mt. Forest. It has always caught my eye because of it's pristine condition in a harsh environment. The tower it's on is real iffy, and I'm not sure I'd climb it even if the owner gave the antenna away. It's unused as all of the twin-lead and control wires are knotted around the tower at about six feet off the ground. Twin-lead may be a clue to it's age.



Any idea of what it is?

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post #708 of 866 (permalink) Old 2012-05-03, 09:45 PM
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Its definitely vhf-low/hi only. Without a closeup, its hard to tell the make of it. Some aspects of it say Channel Master or Winegard though.

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post #709 of 866 (permalink) Old 2012-05-04, 02:31 AM
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And the tower is vintage Radio Shack, from what I can tell. Too bad that poor rotor is mounted above the thrust bearing hole! Agreed 100% with 300ohm that this is a VHF-LO-HI antenna, and it may even be a good directional FM Radio antenna too. If it's possible, an extreme closeup of the element brackets would be great for possibly identifying it, and shots of the rotor itself would be nice too. How many conductors are in the rotor wire?

Check the London reception and station threads to see if a VHF-LO-HI would be of any use today.
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post #710 of 866 (permalink) Old 2012-05-04, 07:13 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately my smart phone isn't smart enough to zoom, (or I'm not smart enough to figure it out ), so that's the best photo I can do. I know it's a VHF HI/LOW, I was just curious as to whether anyone could tell at a glance who made it so it's specs could be investigated.

I still don't believe the condition it's in for being in Mt. Forest. A great percentage of the antennas I see are mangled to some degree, especially up that way.

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post #711 of 866 (permalink) Old 2012-05-07, 02:49 AM
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Mt. Forest, eh? I'm curious which direction it is pointed towards?
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post #712 of 866 (permalink) Old 2012-05-07, 07:51 PM
 
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Cool Mt Forest

Stamp, it's pointed in a northerly direction..Wiarton/Owen Sound/Meaford-ish. Who knows how many years since it has moved. I think I'll talk to the guy next time I'm up there.

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post #713 of 866 (permalink) Old 2012-05-12, 11:47 PM
 
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Free Antenna ubt what is it?

Can anyone identify this antenna for me...it's an antenna that was given to my mom Album="Given to my mom but what is it?" in my profile Thanks
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post #714 of 866 (permalink) Old 2012-05-13, 07:39 PM
 
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more info on the antenna - the previous owner says he bought it between 30 and 40 years ago. not sure who would have been selling antennas in Quebec at that time so maybe it helps...
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post #715 of 866 (permalink) Old 2012-05-17, 01:53 PM
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The uhf directors look like the ones Channel Master was using at the time, but the uhf lpda elements dont. Its an interesting uhf lpda front end on that antenna, with various shorting stubs placed in odd positions.

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post #716 of 866 (permalink) Old 2012-06-01, 10:49 PM
 
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I saw those two antennas on a roof about half a mile from my home. Actually there is nobody living in that house. I was told that a contractor bought it. As soon as I see him I'll beg him for those antennas.

The house was built cerca 1964 and I think the antennas are there since. I specially hope to put my hand on that Classic G-H.
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post #717 of 866 (permalink) Old 2012-06-10, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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can anyone identify this one:


its 9 ft x 15 ft, 33 long elements, 21+ shorter elements....

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post #718 of 866 (permalink) Old 2012-06-12, 09:36 PM
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It kind of looks like it may be of the CM3600 series, but without the U shaped director elements.

http://www.hdtvprimer.com/ANTENNAS/CM3671.html

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post #719 of 866 (permalink) Old 2012-06-13, 10:55 AM
 
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Over the weekend, I was traveling around the Illinois Valley area in North-Central Illinois. This area is especially tough for OTA, as you are
A) In a huge valley, and
B) there are no local stations, except for a TBN affiliate.
If you live there, you must go after Chicago, Rockford, Davenport, or Peoria stations- all of which are more than 50 miles away.
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...134972e35232e4

So this area is really tower heaven- almost every little farmhouse, henhouse, and outhouse has a big ol' rusty 50 foot tower on it. I started noticing a pattern, as many of these towers have an old CM 4222 or 4228 paired with one of these old CM VHF monsters with the Vee-shaped directors on the front.

Most of these rigs had the big VHF pointed west towards Davenport (for CBS on RF 4), and the UHFs turned south for Peoria.
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post #720 of 866 (permalink) Old 2012-06-28, 10:06 AM
 
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OK, here's one on a building that's about to be demo'd by the Village I work for. I can grab it if it's worthwhile.

Looks like VHF-low with a VHF-high dipole at the front? It also looks VERY sturdy.
Any idea what this is, and whether it's worth rescuing?
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