Antenna Identification, please.

Discussion in 'Antennas, Feedlines, Towers & Rotors' started by AJ4VP, Apr 8, 2012.

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  1. AJ4VP

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    Will someone please identify the manufacturer and model of this antenna? I have done a fair amount of looking on the net and have not been able to find it. It's for sale on CL by a homeowner who is not a ham and I was curious about it.


  2. K9STH

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    With the "ring" matching network it looks a lot like a CushCraft design probably for "CB". The horizontal antenna with what looks like could be a balun hanging from it makes me wonder if the property was owned by an amateur radio operator or else a serious SWL.

    Glen, K9STH
  3. N6OIL

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    I that a Astroplane?
  4. KA9JLM

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    Ringo Ranger ?
  5. KD8DEY

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  6. W9GB

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    It looks like a Cushcraft Ringo Ranger AR-10 for low-band VHF (30-46 MHz) or 10-meter // CB band.
    The 4 radials may have been added by former owner.

    I would not trust that specific tower (for climbing).
    Did you notice the inverted-V and balun hung below??

    It may be, since the Avanti did have the 4 radials.

    The only way you can tell it is an Avanti AV-170, is close-up photo at feed point and construction,
    versus the Cushcraft AR-10
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2012
  7. WA7PRC

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  8. KA9JLM

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    Avanti Sigma 5/8 AV-170 ?

    I second that.

    They did the ground plane correct, as far as I can tell.
  9. AJ4VP

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    Thanks Everyone!

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