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Offline captkel

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The New Miami (ZMA) Center/Approach/Misc/Havana Antenna
« on: February 25, 2017, 02:29:46 PM »
Got this from InnovAntennas in Great Britain...yes they ship to the USA via FedEx. Had it in 2 days and it was cheaper then having it made and shipped in the USA.
It's model 108-137 MHz OP-DES Center mount airband yagi. They also have a rear mount if your mast is metal (mine is a type of fiberglass). It pretty much reads 50 ohms
with a SWR of 1.5 or less across the entire band. Right now F P & L (our electric company) is working on the power poll in front of the antenna and it's messing up the reception.
OK--Here are some pictures.

Kel

 
« Last Edit: February 26, 2017, 02:36:01 AM by captkel »



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Re: The New Miami (ZMA) Center/Approach/Misc/Havana Antenna
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2017, 12:26:13 PM »
Hey Kel,

I'm looking for this antenna on their site and can't seem to find it.  Did you have to special order it from them?

Ron
Feed Provider:
ZBW/ZNY/ZDC (JFK Area) 1
ZBW/ZNY/ZDC (JFK Area) 2
ZBW/ZNY/ZDC (JFK Area) 3
ZBW/ZNY/ZDC (JFK Area) 4
ZBW (CLIPR32/HTO31)
ZBW (DXR19/SOUTHIE49)
KLGA Gnd
KLGA Dep
KLGA Twr
NY App (Liberty/North)
KLGA App (HAARP)
KLGA Del/ARINC/TCA

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Re: The New Miami (ZMA) Center/Approach/Misc/Havana Antenna
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2017, 06:51:24 AM »
Hi Ron,
To make a long story short, yes is going to be the answer. At one time it was available in the USA, maybe it is again? It stood up to Hurricane Irma and recently my fiberglass
telescopic mast broke and it came crashing down to the ground, not a scratch on it. Yeah I know, that mast is not designed for that kind of antenna   :-D
P.S. I fixed it all yesterday.

Kel

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Re: The New Miami (ZMA) Center/Approach/Misc/Havana Antenna
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2017, 01:43:45 AM »
Kel, what analyzer are you using? (the one with LCD)?
Feeder:
ZAU Chicago Center (Sector 74 FARMM Low)
3CK CTAF (Lake In the Hills)

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Re: The New Miami (ZMA) Center/Approach/Misc/Havana Antenna
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 07:25:58 AM »
The brand is Comet  Model: CAA-500 Mark II   1.8 to 500 MHz 

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Re: The New Miami (ZMA) Center/Approach/Misc/Havana Antenna
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2017, 02:52:28 AM »
Kel,

Thanks, I've got myself MFJ259B for a very decent price. So far love it!

I'm also having hard time finding the antenna on inov's website. Trying to send them a question via their Web contact form keeps giving me "Security Token not received" message over and over :/ 

Also, do you mind sharing a ballpark on what it cost you?

Many thanks!!!
« Last Edit: November 19, 2017, 03:47:18 AM by borczm »
Feeder:
ZAU Chicago Center (Sector 74 FARMM Low)
3CK CTAF (Lake In the Hills)

Offline captkel

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Re: The New Miami (ZMA) Center/Approach/Misc/Havana Antenna
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2017, 09:32:36 AM »
Hi borczm, Oh, I have a story...LOL. In January of 2017 I found it on InnovAntennas American distributors web site, I can't remember who they were, however it doesn't matter because they parted ways at the time and I thought I was out of luck. Shortly afterwards I was contacted by the owner of InnovAntennas Justin Johnson via e-mail and I was able to order the antenna, pay for it with paypal and have it shipped from England. It got here in a few days via Fed Ex international priority.  So here is what it was on Jan. 31, 2017:

10 element 108-137Mhz OP-DES Centre Mount  (they normally ship the antenna with rear mount hardware, order what you want...I have a fiberglass mast)

InnovAntennas 
22 Main Road
Hockley, Essex SS54QS
United Kingdom

Telphone # 02033840072

e-mail: justin@g0ksc.co.uk

or

justin@innovantennas.com  (I used this one)

https://www.facebook.com/InnovAntennas/


at the time it cost 225 GPB (British Pounds) which was $289.33 total.  :-D   Good Luck !!

 

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Re: The New Miami (ZMA) Center/Approach/Misc/Havana Antenna
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2017, 01:24:37 PM »
Awesome! Thanks for the info Kel!!!
Feeder:
ZAU Chicago Center (Sector 74 FARMM Low)
3CK CTAF (Lake In the Hills)