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Help identifying these antennas

Posted: 26 Mar 2018, 11:28
by NightProwler
Can anyone please tell me what these antennas are?

First one is about 6 feet tall with no groundplanes.
Second one is about 21 foot tall and has 4 groundplanes.

Cheers all... :thumbup:

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Re: Help identifying these antennas

Posted: 26 Mar 2018, 16:37
by LeakyFeeder
Top is an Alcom....i.think thats the spelling..bottom one is what believe to be an Electronica Special

Re: Help identifying these antennas

Posted: 26 Mar 2018, 17:13
by NightProwler
Thank you :thumbup: What band would the Alcom be used for as it's only about 6 foot high. I was thinking it's for 2M :think:

Re: Help identifying these antennas

Posted: 26 Mar 2018, 17:56
by Tim
The first one is called a 'ringo'.

Re: Help identifying these antennas

Posted: 26 Mar 2018, 18:25
by LeakyFeeder
As i remember the Alcom they did a short CB version and a 19ft version. Old guy nr my parents had both n he put out a quite good signal on the shorter one...
That Electronica looks to be assembled wrong...

Re: Help identifying these antennas

Posted: 26 Mar 2018, 18:30
by NightProwler
Cheers guys. They came to me like this from a recent silent key. I dont have the grounplanes for the second one but I presume they should be about 9 feet long?

Re: Help identifying these antennas

Posted: 26 Mar 2018, 18:49
by superstar
Top one as said Alcom, the big one was the DPA11VR, the short one DPA 11UK, back in the day bloke next door had one on the stack, and bloke couple of doors away had one on the back of the house, ( the tall versions )
Topic here
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Re: Help identifying these antennas

Posted: 26 Mar 2018, 19:40
by NightProwler
Excellent, Thank you very much. Looking at it now it is 100% complete and in lovely condition. Ive never seen one before.

Cheers dudes :thumbup:

Re: Help identifying these antennas

Posted: 26 Mar 2018, 21:22
by grafter
I thought the Electronica had a single turn large loop, that one looks like a later model from Tagra?

Re: Help identifying these antennas

Posted: 26 Mar 2018, 23:42
by prettypolly
The bottom one is definitely Sirio tornado 27 ..some one has removed and uncoiled the coil ...

Re: Help identifying these antennas

Posted: 27 Mar 2018, 08:10
by Tim
I have a 'ringo', have not tried it out yet.

Re: Help identifying these antennas

Posted: 27 Mar 2018, 08:36
by NightProwler
prettypolly wrote:
26 Mar 2018, 23:42
The bottom one is definitely Sirio tornado 27 ..some one has removed and uncoiled the coil ...
Ahhh give that man a cigar :thumbup: I can see now that the coil is in the wrong place. It was given to me like that. It's never been used but it's missing the groundplanes. I presume they would be 9 feet long?

Re: Help identifying these antennas

Posted: 27 Mar 2018, 12:37
by grafter
FWIW I just wanted to correct my post from last night, I was thinking about the Commtel AR5/8 from around 1983, this is one of the adverts for it on the back of Breaker on the Side magazine.
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Re: Help identifying these antennas

Posted: 27 Mar 2018, 13:32
by NightProwler
Ahhh now in that picture it looks like the groundplanes have some sort of coil in the middle of them. I have 8 groundplanes here that came with it plus a load of other broken up antennas. Does anyone know if these are the correct ground planes? They are about 5 or 6 feet long.

Cheers dudes :thumbup:

Re: Help identifying these antennas

Posted: 27 Mar 2018, 14:34
by andrew013
bottom one defo a tornado radilals should be approx 2000mm or 6ft 7 inch long