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Old 17-Apr-2020, 5:41 AM   #1
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Antenna spotting in Kenosha # 8

I've never seen this in Kenosha in fact it's the only one I've ever seen.

Is it even a TV antenna?


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Old 17-Apr-2020, 6:50 PM   #2
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Conical Yagis

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...Is it even a TV antenna?
Yes.

It is a stacked pair of conical Yagis. Very popular TV antenna in the 1950-1970 time range.

The Conical Yagi covers both high and low VHF channels with moderate gain.

The conical driven element is quite broad band. Before log periodic antennas
were invented, the conical driven element was frequently used to obtain enough
bandwidth to cover the frequency range of VHF channels.




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Old 17-Apr-2020, 7:21 PM   #3
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Yes.

It is a stacked pair of conical Yagis. Very popular TV antenna in the 1950-1970 time range.

The Conical Yagi covers both high and low VHF channels with moderate gain.

The conical driven element is quite broad band. Before log periodic antennas
were invented, the conical driven element was frequently used to obtain enough
bandwidth to cover the frequency range of VHF channels.
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Thanks Tripelo!

So it is a TV antenna. Back in the days before UHF? It's very cool looking antenna. Unfortunately, It looks as if it hasn't functioned in years.

I'm still seeking some guidance on my antenna hack. I am on a pause for now. Any new Ideas ? Calaveras thought to maybe to add elements.
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Old 18-Apr-2020, 12:31 AM   #4
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That is like the TV antenna my dad had installed back in the '50s, except ours was not a stacked pair. We only had three stations to worry about back then.
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