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Anyone identify this antenna?

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Antennas' started by Big Kahuna, Jun 11, 2021.

  1. Big Kahuna

    Big Kahuna Sr. Member

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    Never seen one like this - super beefy. Looked more like an antenna you'd see on a military vehicle.



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    Looks like one of the models of the Alpha Moto.It may not be but I think that it is.They allow many different styles,lengths,& sizes of whips with their antenna designs.https://alphaantenna.com/community/...-experiments-with-the-alpha-moto-fmj-antenna/

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  3. Big Kahuna

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    I was blown away by how massive it was in the lower fiberglass section - was very rigid as well, little to no sway through the whole antenna.
     
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    prcguy over on Radio-Ref a GP authority on all things antenna-related.
     
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    Hmm, looking like what the CAF used to have on their vehicles. AMU at the bottom which tuned 30-60 mHz.
     
  7. Big Kahuna

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    To me it it doesn’t look like the alpha antenna, it looks almost exactly like this -

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    To me as well. Damned things were almost indestructible, and that little bulb on the tip, hurts when it comes swinging towards you. I seen someone get it in the back of his shoulder, bruised for weeks.
     
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    I kind of want one now :) Antenna envy his is bigger than mine.
     
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    I see at least one screw together joint in the center of this whip, that probably alows for operation on different frequency ranges, by swapping out the top section. That may help to identify it.
     
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    There is a bunch of different military whip antennas for HF and VHF bands some of these antennas have a band select switch in the base of these antennas to select different parts of the VHF band, and for low power use of around 25 watts or so.

    Jay in the Great Mojave Desert
     
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    SINCGARS
     
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    See prcguy
     

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