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Base Original or Current Penetrator 500 Antenna Upgrade

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by Ranch55, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. Ranch55

    Ranch55 Active Member

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    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Looks good and strong, were you able to purchase it in the correct dimensions to fit?
     
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    Ranch55,
    Looks good. Teflon insulation is why I am considering the Maco V5/8-5000.
    Are your pictures of the new Penetrator or the old Penetrator?
    Heard you on 38LSB on Wednesday. Couldn't get back to you. It was very busy July 4th.

    73's
    David
     
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    The posted photos are of an original 1982 Penetrator 500. I also performed this same upgrade to a brand new (this year) Penetrator 500. They were the same.

    It is special order material. I located a company to order from.
    Their manufactured dimensions are not as precise as the sizes you can order.
    I had to slightly enlarge the I.D. of the radial bracket. Easy to do with an internal buffer wheel.
    I also had to machine ream the inside of the teflon tube using an adjustable reamer to get the slight clearance to slide over the vertical radial.
     
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