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BBT Delivered Hy-Gain Penetrator 500 Today

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by Eastside, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Eastside

    Eastside Well-Known Member

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    Yep....I come home and there it was....between the house and the bushes...I took a few quick pics....will take more prolly tomorrow....as I have to mow the lawn. :)



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  2. Meglotron

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    So hows the quality? Does it appear to be built strong to last like its older twin brother the original Penetrater?
     
  3. gamegetter

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    When he say's he's mowing the lawn, he means he's chopping the back 40, drying raking and baling...:eek:...he's gonna be a while.
     
  4. looking forward to your pics to see how it compares build wise to the the original :D
     
  5. Mr Clean

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    Hope its well made. I would love to put a ground plane up also but the wife would beat me with a hot skillet
     
  6. pro151

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    Can't wait to see pictures of it coming out of the box and assembled.
     
  7. Eastside

    Eastside Well-Known Member

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    I never had one of the old penetrators...this is my first one.....I asked the guy at hy-gain and he said they were the same?
     
  8. Eastside

    Eastside Well-Known Member

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    It will be a while before I can put it up...I have a big maple that needs cut down....I have tried 2 tree cutters and they both never showed up....gonna try #3 tomorrow......the i-max works because it does not have the elements sticking out......this tree is so big that I think these local yahoos cannot deal with it....its 5 big trees growing out of 1 huge stump.
     
  9. NRG

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    maybe take it out of the box and let us all in on the mistery of the tubing and parts quality
     
  10. kb6led

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    When you get some time please post a few pics of the antenna, I am curious if they use the same matching network design like the original one.
     
  11. Eastside

    Eastside Well-Known Member

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    It seems to be well made.(y)

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  12. pro151

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    Looks like they just dug the old tooling out of the basement and started making the old antenna again. (y)
     
  13. gamegetter

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    thats purdy

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  14. thanks for the time and effort to post the pics for us eastside .(y)

    its been about 30 years since i had mine , but the hub and matching components look the same as best as i can remember . i dont recall the tubing being both reduced and slit for the next section to attach too . but my memory is probally effected by having too much fun too many times since then :w00t::D

    http://www.worldwidedx.com/cb-antennas/34419-save-penetrator-500-antenna.html
     

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