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Antenna ID?

mp11
04-23-2012, 06:23 PM
Can anyone ID this VHF antenna? It caught my attention a few weeks ago, and seems to be large and old.

jscudder
04-24-2012, 04:45 AM
Yes it is a VHF antenna. I think Radio Shack used to sell that design. That model will not pull in UHF, though they did sell a VHF/UHF version.

tigerbangs
04-24-2012, 03:39 PM
Actually, that is an old JFD brand antenna. It is VHF-only and was popular in the 1970's. JFD did not survive the cable TV onslaught of the 1980's. JFD antennas were not sold at Radio Shack, but were sold at the old Lafayette radio stores, which are also now gone.

That also appears to be a Cornell-Dublier rotator (CDE), which were popular American-Made rotators sold during that same time period. Their designs are now made by Hy-Gain, and sold by a number of HAM antenna dealers, including Norm's Rotor Service in Alabama

JB Antennaman
04-26-2012, 05:20 AM
Its a Hoydt Clagwell -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Acres

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_234335-Fordson-Model-F-1918.html

GREEN ACRES TRIVIA
Oliver's tractor is a Hoyt-Clagwell. The Hoyt-Clagwell company went out of business 40 years ago, because Mrs. Hoyt and Mrs. Clagwell couldn't get along. Since then, Hoyt went into the wax fruit business, and Clagwell went to the county seat.

jscudder
04-27-2012, 06:01 AM
JFD antennas were not sold at Radio Shack, but were sold at the old Lafayette radio stores, which are also now gone.

You are right! I forgot all about Lafayette. That was a great store...both brick & mortar and mail order.... loved their (thick) catalog. I am still using a set of bookshelf speakers from Lafayette.

hednd
04-27-2012, 09:41 PM
JFD LPV versions WERE sold at Radio Shack in the 60's . Seach Radio shack catalogs.