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Author Topic: Older Hy-Gain 14AVQ  (Read 1403 times)
N8XI
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« on: April 28, 2013, 11:56:14 AM »

A friend has an older 14AVQ with 2 traps.
One for 15&10 Meters and the other for 20 Meters.
It also does NOT have the 3 spoke capacity hat and is about 2 feet
longer (20 Feet) than the newer 3 trap (18 Foot) design with the top hat.

I believe there are a few parts missing, screws for the clamps, for example.

Anyway, does anyone have the instructions for the older 2 trap version of this antenna?
Something similar to the instructions for the newer version would be great, with pictorials/drawings .

Thanks es 73
Rick – N8XI
n8xi@juno.com
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W9GB
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2013, 01:28:05 PM »

Rick,

Are you positive that it is the 14-AVQ model ??
There was also a Hy-Gain 14-AVS model, with blue traps.
Earlier eHam.net query
http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php?action=printpage;topic=61248.0

The old Hy-Gain 14AVS (10-40m vertical) had 2 main traps for 10,15, and 40 meters.
20 meters was covered with the usage of a smaller diameter tube running parallel
 to the main vertical element (tube) with a separation of 3 to 4 inches.

I will look to see if I have an earlier 14-AVS model manual (1960s),
after the Pancake /Hockey Puck traps (14-AV) first used in late 1950s -
BUT before the usage of Hi-Q traps when this antenna was changed to a 3-trap design (14-AVQ).
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K0ZN
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2013, 06:59:15 PM »


FYI:  if it has the blue "solid plastic" traps, they are solid. To my knowledge, you cannot fix or repair them; they were/are "replace only".....they were not as reliable as one would expect and I think that is why Hy-gain went back to air insulated traps with drain holes. I had a Hy-gain tribander in the '60's with those traps and two of them
failed "way too soon".

Hopefully, someone can come up with a manual for you.

73,  K0ZN
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N8XI
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2013, 12:25:07 PM »

Rick,

Are you positive that it is the 14-AVQ model ??
There was also a Hy-Gain 14-AVS model, with blue traps.
Earlier eHam.net query



BUT before the usage of Hi-Q traps when this antenna was changed to a 3-trap design (14-AVQ).

Yes here is what the 2 trap 14AVQ looks like

http://geoga1.tripod.com/id23.html

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N8XI
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2013, 08:54:31 AM »

A manual was found by Art W8AEP and it turns out to be a Wilson WV-1 Vertical, circa 1976 according to this:

http://www.ko4bb.com/Manuals/08)_Misc_Ham_Equipment/Wilson_WV-1_Vertical_Trap_Antenna_Manual.pdf

73, Rick – N8XI
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W9GB
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2013, 06:43:49 PM »

Rick -

Thanks for tracking that down.  
Need Parts?  The tubing clamps are also being sold by an eBay reseller.

Charles Electronics in Mt. Carroll, IL may be able to help for these old Wilson Antennas.
Antenna Parts Outlet
http://www.antennapartsoutlet.com/Pages/Products/MacoParts.html

==
Current company named Wilson Electronics (Utah), does not support these 1970s antennas.
http://www.wilsonelectronics.com/

Wilson Electronics
3301 E. Deseret Drive
St. George, Utah  84790
Tech Support, US or Canada: 1-866-294-1660
Outside of the US or Canada: 1-435-673-5021
Tech Support email: tech@wilsonelectronics.com
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