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Anyone recognize this antenna?

Does anyone recognize the brand and type of antenna this is? I just got this for free. Person had their roof re-did and decided to get rid of it.

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Sorry, here is a link to the picture of the antenna. I tried having the picture inline on the last post but whatever I did, did not work.

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My best guess is that's two yagi antennas, a UHF and VHF, custom joined. It would have taken a bit of engineering to make this work and it probably is for a location that is close to the terrestrial limit of 60 miles from the broadcasting towers.


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My best guess is that's two yagi antennas, a UHF and VHF, custom joined. It would have taken a bit of engineering to make this work and it probably is for a location that is close to the terrestrial limit of 60 miles from the broadcasting towers.


Maybe.
This looks a LOT like the array I had in Kentucky. VHF/UHF combo and a UHF yagi. The combo and the UHF yagi are closer together than I had them. The goal was getting Dayton, OH, stations as Cincinnati stations didn't always remember to "throw the switch" for HD (circa 2002). Both sets of towers were in the same direction from my KY house.

Yeah, it took some effort to make that work. Lots of trips up and down stairs and ladders adjusting the UHF Yagi until I had it in the right position. Good times.

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This looks a LOT like the array I had in Kentucky. VHF/UHF combo and a UHF yagi. The combo and the UHF yagi are closer together than I had them. The goal was getting Dayton, OH, stations as Cincinnati stations didn't always remember to "throw the switch" for HD (circa 2002). Both sets of towers were in the same direction from my KY house.

Yeah, it took some effort to make that work. Lots of trips up and down stairs and ladders adjusting the UHF Yagi until I had it in the right position. Good times.
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I picked this up for free. Person had their roof replaced and had the roofers take this antenna down since he doesn't use it anymore. He was about 20 miles from the DC broadcast towers. He said this is about 20 years old.

The VHF array (top antenna) has an 11 foot boom length. One of the elements towards the back broke off. I suspect it is a VHF Lo element. I hooked this antenna up at ground level to test it and it performed very well. Surprising to me was that it picked up both VHF and UHF stations. I'm about 18 miles from DC towers and 30 miles from Baltimore towers. Got both, with a strong signal. Made me believe in the adage "metal in the air".

I tested the UHF Antenna (bottom antenna). I received channels from this as well, but this appeared to be highly directional.

I also scored a Alliance U-100 rotor with control box. A quick bench test showed that to be operational as well. It was fun to breathe life back into that and hear that ker-chunk sound from the control box. I never played with a rotor before, so it was quite the delight.
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Surprising to me was that it picked up both VHF and UHF stations.
That's because it's a combo, not a VHF Only. It SHOULD pick up both.

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The lower antenna may be 20 or so years old but the big vhf/uhf combo appears to be a much older Jerrold antenna built back when they still used round aluminum booms and that type of boom support.
They were built MUCH better than today's antennas so they could easily last 40 or more years.
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Denny's antennas HD Stacker

This looks like a Denny's antennas HD Stacker. You can find it on his website,
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Looks like a denny's stacker, except the stacker is not nearly that long.
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