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largest beam antenna you have seen?

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by Big Daddy, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. StrangeBrew

    StrangeBrew Sr. Member

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    Question is was the pilot not high enough or too high?:whistle:


     
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  2. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    Either way would work. :D
     
  3. jessejamesdallas

    jessejamesdallas Sr. Member

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    He took off from Denver...Should have been plenty "High" by the time he got over MMM's place! :D
     
  4. Glenn Lincoln

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    Do you run a Big Daddy antenna?
     
  5. Big Daddy

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    No I Run A laser 400.
     
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  6. ExitThirteen

    ExitThirteen Grumpy and Cranky

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    A local here had a pair of Laser 500's stacked on an 80 ft tower. She ran a Pierce-Simpson Simba (modified to a 40 channel) with a D104 and a D&A 12 tube Phantom. She was definitely "10-8"! lol

    ~Cheers~
     
  7. AudioShockwav

    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin
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    The largest 11 meter antenna that I have ever seen in person was a set of SE lighting 6 quads stacked horizontal at 100 feet.
    It was an incredible thing of beauty.
    My old friend Jim Brewer ( double barrel ) used to run a laser 500......my legs and back ached for days after dragging all that dam aluminum up his tower.......


    73
    Jeff
     
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  8. Mustang 131

    Mustang 131 Sr. Member

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    Large beams = large problems. And from what Ive seen don't work any better, maybe in theory they do. But man they're cool.
     
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  9. Oatmeal

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    Biggest I've seen is a set of stack 5's on a 50ft tower...
    Guys name was Bob Adkins, some of you guys who may have talked to him, he went by Dirtybird from wva, he used to talk dx on 28....
     
  10. Stellasstillarat

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    I grew up in Bensonhurst Brooklyn. In the mid 70's cb breaks were held at wetsons. Wetson's was a burger joint much like burger king and McDonald's . It was located off cropsy ave and bay pkway. On the way to the sunday break there was a single family home squeezed between two five story apartment buildings on bayparkway and Benson ave.. On top of this single family home was a beam that was the length of the house. I'm guessing 40'. The odd thing was I could never figure out how it could turn. And even if it did turn it never made sense to me because to the east and west it was blocked by these five story buildings which were atlest 20' higher then the beam. I never remember seeing it in any other position than the one it was always in. If it did turn it could only face either north or south without it's signal being blocked by the buildings on either side. This antenna was huge. I know things always seem larger when your small but believe me this thing was tremendous . If anyone knows of this antenna and what it was please inform me.
     
  11. AudioShockwav

    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin
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    Trust me, they do work better.
    My old PDL II would outtalk any 11 meter vertical I had up, and my 14 element 2 meter yagi used to get me 200+ mile contacts.

    73
    Jeff
     
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  12. Mustang 131

    Mustang 131 Sr. Member

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    Large is a relitive term. My boom is 40' with 6 elements. I wonder about those guys running 90' or more.
     
  13. wavrider

    wavrider W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Back in the 80's OP here in N FL had a set of moonraker 6's stacked at 160' on top of the tower, awesome sight. ( His occupations was tower work)

    He could run with the best of them on the "BOWL " using a Pride DX 300 amplifier.
     

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