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  • #1035232

    tricknology
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    I realize it’s an antenna, but for what? It’s nestled right in the heart of the Alaska Junction.

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    #1035236

    miws
    Participant

    Maybe for a shortwave radio?

    -Mike

    #1035242

    lighthouse
    Participant

    It’s an amateur (“ham”) radio antenna. Most likely this SteppIR model (they have a very distinctive design): https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/4-element-antenna-products/db36-yagi-antenna-80m-6m-package/

    As far as “what’s it for?”: All antennas are designed to receive and/or transmit on some range of frequencies. In this case, the antenna is designed to operate on the frequencies the FCC has assigned to the amateur radio service.

    A full list of amateur frequencies is here: http://www.arrl.org/frequency-allocations (But that page includes frequencies the pictured antenna does not cover.)

    #1035245

    tricknology
    Participant

    Thank you!

    This thing is a monument to an impressive level of dedication to the craft of blabbery (and in the case of a disaster, a live-saving communication network of course…)

    #1035294

    miws
    Participant

    Yes, lighthouse, thank you. The term “ham” was escaping me at the time, and the only thing I could think of was “shortwave”… —Mike

    #1035305

    lighthouse
    Participant

    Also: If anyone wants to learn more about how amateur radio works, these folks would be happy to help:

    West Seattle Amateur Radio Club

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    #1036286

    Jeannie
    Participant

    Don’t be fooled. It’s obviously a shield to protect us from the Jewish Space Lasers that Margorie Taylor Greene (aka Marge Three Toes) warned us about. She also warned us about Pelozi having a “Gazpacho Police” and, of course, about Bill Gates wanting us to eat fake meat “grown in a peach tree dish.”

    #1036303

    Graciano
    Participant

    To quote Forrest Gump… (some) people are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get!

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