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Author Topic: AEA Hot Rod Antena  (Read 1373 times)
K8DK
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« on: April 14, 2006, 06:28:40 PM »

I have a AEA Hot Rod pull up whip antenna. It isn't marked with any frequency. It is Red in color. I remember I had a couple others with different colors. What frequency does this Hot Rod cover if it Red? 2 Meters, 220 or 440?

Doug K8DK
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N6AJR
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2006, 07:58:17 PM »

I did a google and several hang gliders show their 2 m antennas as red.  can you put it on a mfj 259 and see what it is showing for resonance, but it looks like red is 2 m..
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N9ESH
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2006, 10:00:49 PM »

I still have my AEA Hot-rod antenna. It has a red sleeve cover over the coil and is about 39 inches fully extended. It is a half wave for 2-meters.

73, Jim
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NS6Y_
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2006, 05:37:13 AM »

That was my first non-stock antenna. It's a 5/8 wave on 2 meters and can be used fully retracted too. That is one GOOD 2m antenna.
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K7VO
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2006, 04:28:45 PM »

Red is 2m.  They color coded by band for those of us who owned one of each Smiley  Oh, and yes, I still have mine.  Excellent antenna.

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Caity
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KE4SKY
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2006, 05:30:49 AM »

The AEA hot rods work quite well and cover the entire amateur band.  I've used mine on SSB as well as FM. The 2m version is identified by red heat-shrink, the 222 version by green and the 446 version by blue.  
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WB6BYU
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2006, 12:10:12 PM »

Since the HotRod is a half-wave antenna, you can always
confirm the band by simply measuring the length.  If it is
about 1 metre long, it must be a half wavelength on 2m.
Similarly, if it is about 35cm long it would be a half wave
on 70cm.
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