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Telrex Antennas

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by oldtymer, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. oldtymer

    oldtymer Active Member

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    Long out of business but in their day made some of the best Ham & CB antennas.
    Anyone still have one or used one in the past?
    Still see them for sale & they are still commanding good prices


     

  2. JAF0

    JAF0 Active Member

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    Only remember a model "PL66" but I don't recall what it was.

    Maybe you could refresh my memory by describing a few models.

    I hope your avatar finally found his Led Zepp album.
     
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    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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  4. oldtymer

    oldtymer Active Member

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    @JAFO
    Don't remember all the model #'s but they had Monobanders for 6,10,15,20,40.
    The boom for the full size 40 meter beam was Rohn 25 g tower sections.
    For CB they had a 3 or 4 element yagi & a vertical called the Rocket which actually
    was so broad banded it covered from 24.850-28.450 with vswr 2 to 1 at the edges
    and 1.5 or less for 11 meters.
    They also made antennas for the government and commercial broadcast stations.
    When the founder of the company died the children took over & wound up running
    it into bankruptcy.
     
  5. Mudfoot

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    Oldtymer....

    I appreciate the documentation of the Telrex Rocket. I don't recall that name back in the day, but that looks like an interesting build.

    I enjoy vintage CB radio stuff. Kind of you to mail that. Looks easy enough to build.
     
  6. oldtymer

    oldtymer Active Member

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    No problem, any questions on the build ask away.
    Telrex was better known for their Amateur beams than CB antennas.
    Saw a few for sale on QTH a couple days ago.
     

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