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Old aluminum cb antenna question

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by Heywood, Feb 16, 2021.

  1. Heywood

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    Hello all. I recently came into possession of a pile of NOS cb antennas. One is from a company called Antenna Incorporated, or Incorporated Antenna. It states on the box that it likes to be called The Big Bertha. It's a 5/8th wave vertical.



    Anyone familiar with it? Good, bad, ugly??


    Thanks.
     

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  2. Heywood

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    Base section.
     

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  4. r carl

    r carl Well-Known Member

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    Looks well built!
     
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    S&W357 $upporting Member N.C. WDX-556

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    Yes it does look well made. You gonna put it in action and check it out Heywood?
     
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  6. Heywood

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    This weekend hopefully.
     
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  7. secret squirrel

    secret squirrel Lustrous Potentate

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    Anything with the name Big Bertha may require investigation. Kinda like saying hold my beer and watch this.
     
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  8. Slowmover

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    Look for the KRUPPS proof marks then strap on a pickelhaube. Aim that railgun with the 2.000-man crew and get ready to shell Paris.

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  9. Jay Mojave

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    This looks like maybe some sort of copy of the Hy-Gain Penetrator 500, the first CB Antenna to be advertised to take 1500 watts back in the day as many Ham Linear Amplifiers could put out 1500 watts if kicked hard enough. See:

    Hy-gain Model 500 "Penetrator 500" (cbtricks.com)

    Jay in the Great Mojave Desert
     
  10. Heywood

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    Rx is pretty incredible on it. It's up.
     

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    S&W357 $upporting Member N.C. WDX-556

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    Looks tall and ready up on that tower (y)
     
  12. Crawdad

    Crawdad Down in the mud invasive species

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    Looks like a good ol' copystik from the '70s (y) Good find.
     
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    Nice. Fun to put old stuff back in service.
     
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    Clr2 and pent 500 had a baby.
     
  15. Crawdad

    Crawdad Down in the mud invasive species

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    When men were men and antennas were metal.....
     
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