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Antenna Specialists M-184 CB Base Station Antenna

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by Unit 194, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. Unit 194

    Unit 194 Well-Known Member

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    Unit 194 Well-Known Member

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    I think Antenna Specialists manufactured these same antennas for Lafayette and Allied Radio.
     
  3. Marconi

    Marconi Usually if I can hear em' I can talk to em'.

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    194, I don't think I've ever seen one of these before. Do you have a picture or can you describe it?
     
  4. The DB

    The DB Sr. Member

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    I looked around and was unable to find an image or description, aside from this quote from another forum in a thread on favorite CB antennas...

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    The DB
     
  5. Unit 194

    Unit 194 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry but I can't find a picture either. If you have access to an old Lafayette and/or Allied Radio catalog I'm pretty sure they would have a picture and description of the antenna in there.
     
  6. RatsoW8

    RatsoW8 Supporting Member, W9WDX ARC Member - WD8T

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    This was my first real base station antenna. It's a basic stainless steel ground plane with three drooping radials.
     
  7. Unit 194

    Unit 194 Well-Known Member

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    How was the performance?
     
  8. Mudfoot

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    Buddy of mine put one of these up few days ago. Big improvement over his Imax.
     
  9. Marconi

    Marconi Usually if I can hear em' I can talk to em'.

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    Hey Mudfoot, did your buddy happen to change is feed line when he put up his antenna a few days ago?
     
  10. Jay Mojave

    Jay Mojave Sr. Member

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    Hello All: Yeah Mudfoot I agree built a couple of plan jane 1/4 wavelength ground plane antennas for a customer on the east coast. He said they did have more stronger signal ERP than did the A99 or IMAX antennas. I didn't get a dB increase number but I suspect the fiberglass non ground plane matching circuit has some loss to it, and its design in general.

    Back in the 1960's you could buy a cheap Radio Shack CB Radio with a Crystal socket on the front panel for the channel you wanted, and had a level type switch you had to push while speaking into the speaker, for $29.99 dollars. And a $9.99 Droopy Draws 1/4 wavelength antenna, and some cheap RG58 coax all from Radio Shack and U's was on the air. Then came linear amplifiers.....

    Jay in the Great Mojave Desert
     
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  11. Mudfoot

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    No, he's the cheapest ham I know. His Imax was long in the tooth, though. He's feeding it with an old 50' section of LMR-400 I gave him about 7 years ago.
     
  12. Mudfoot

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    There was a guy in town that used to make his own version of the Droopy. He died a few years ago, was in his 80's. Another local, a young kid liked it and started making them. All in all, there were a few of them around. I'll drive around and see if this one dude still has his up. We had a strong wind event few years back that took half of it out. Everyone that had one really liked it. The guy that has the Avanti now, is just borrowing it. His landlord owns it.
     
  13. Mudfoot

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    U remember the name of that CB?
     
  14. Jay Mojave

    Jay Mojave Sr. Member

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    No I don't remember the model number, but it was a Realistic Radio Shack cheapie CB Radio, about the size of a shoe box, blue in color. I looked on the CB Tricks web site and couldn't find it. I would like to have one tho.

    In our local area one of the guys had one, handle was Blue Jay who had a short temper and took a can opener to his channel 15 Crystal because somebody argued with him. But he would order another CH 15 crystal a few weeks later.

    Jay in the Great Mojave Desert...… just a ways down the road from the fillin station
     
  15. jazzsinger

    jazzsinger Bullshit Buster

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    Picked up an A/S M184 from Italy yesterday. Unused condition,looks interesting. Also got a 2 piece A/s MS90 2 piece mobile fibreglass whip nos. Can't wait till they arrive.
     

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