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Dave MAde Rod Of God Antenna *PICS*

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  1. pumphouse

    pumphouse Active Member

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    First time revealed in all its glory. Here is my handmade Dave Made Rod of God 1/2 moble antenna. Cost in 1999 $500. This is the antenna that keydown functions straight out banned. Imagine this. You go to a big keydown with a 16 pill running your rod of god antenna with a reflector. Your competitor has a five antenna setup on his surburban running a 3cx3000. You get to the line and clean his clock. Thats part of the reason why this antenna got banned.

    Antenna gurus, here is your chance to disect and talk about this legend. Estimates put this antenna production at less than 50 worldwide.



    What makes this antenna work?

    Discuss.

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    Damn.
     
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  2. Cajun Invader

    Cajun Invader Membership Moderator

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    Nice pics of history. These will be all over the Internet in no time.

    Only thing funnier that those being banned is when a motorcyle pulled up to the keydown line and beat a Suburban.
     
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  3. bighammer

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    whoever owns that, be very careful with those glass capacitors. they are fragile and are no longer made.
     
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  4. purenrg

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    Great post Pumphouse, $500 1999 price should come with a good description of what this antenna is capable of doing, and how it does it? Did you buy this from Dave? Maybe you should get some info from Dave himself and post your answer!
     
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  5. linearone

    linearone King of NY

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    $550 and a 4 week wait now IF they can find the parts.
    it looks to me like a 5/8 wave antenna (no matter what they say) with 1 cap and a coil forming an L network and one feeding the driven element. I like how they fit over the puck mount and it grounds itself there.... very cool

    am I wrong on how it works? do you have the whole thing? the 12 ft sections etc? have you ever used it?
     
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  6. pumphouse

    pumphouse Active Member

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    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?
     
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  7. Chop

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    anyway you'd willing to part with this badass antenna? pm me if you are. :drool:
     
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  8. pumphouse

    pumphouse Active Member

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    Since its still "new" ill probally ask $500 without shipping which is about $200. I will let you know if I decide to sell.


    Pump.
     
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  9. W5LZ

    W5LZ Crotchety Old Bastard

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    ...what would you give for a shoelace from one of Elvis's shoes?
    - 'Doc
     
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  10. Chop

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    lol, i'll have to pass on the Elvis shoelace. well, does it RX\TX good? (y)

     
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  11. i already started . ;)
     
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  12. SR385

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    It's basically a two-element array you are trying to make.

    You don't want the reflector grounded because it is not an electrical part of the driven element.

    Go to Introduction and sign up, it's free, but you need a login.

    Then after you are logged in, check this out.

    http://www.cebik.com/content/a10/phase/ph.html
     
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  13. mackmobile43

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    not sure what the value is of the capacitor but if one was to really want something all you need t odo is google.
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  14. linearone

    linearone King of NY

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    thats right!
     
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  15. pumphouse

    pumphouse Active Member

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    Thank you! Great info.

    By the way, what kind of gain would my rod of god have over a single steel whip?
    Would my mobile running the rod of god it be just as strong as a base station running an antron 99? (when running the rod of god with the reflector)?
     
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