02-24-2009, 12:06 AM
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Join Date: Sep 2005
The history behind this antenna:
A local here in the islands picked this antenna up straight from Dave back in 1999 for $700 - $200 for shipping. He never used it and it ended up in his closet....till I picked it up from him about a week ago. I have read about this antenna thru the years and no one had something bad to say- instead they all agreed that it kicked as$ so bad, it got banned from keydowns. In the quest to find out how to really run this antenna, I called Dave's tag team in North Carolina Mr. Gunn and told him I have one. Mr Gunn then told me that there was only one person in the islands that had one and he asked me If i got it from him. I said no and he was surprised that a rod of god was sitting in someones closet besides the one here he already know of.
I went on and asked him how to run the antenna. He told me that I need a 12 foot fighting stick for the main antenna. The total antenna length for the front has to be about 198 inches. The back antenna NOT GROUNDED has to be 212 inches. These measurments are dependant on vehicle.
Mr Gunn said that this antenna is a 1/2 wave.
Time to order those custom 12 foot sections from Mr. Gunn....Shipping will be between $150-200 for 2....ouch!
My question is is why the back antenna (reflector) is not grounded. Im stilll learning about this antenna myself. Anyone else out there ever seen one of these in real life? Ever run one?