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Astro Beam question

Post by Outta_Kontrol » Tuesday, 16 September 2008, 19:46 PM

I was wondering how much power could be run with an old Tandy beam antenna . I would like to pickup a good linear but I don't want to fry the antenna . Any help appreciated .


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Post by Outta_Kontrol » Tuesday, 16 September 2008, 19:47 PM

And what the heck is with this spell check , can we turn it off so we can post what we want to say ?

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Post by Outta_Kontrol » Tuesday, 16 September 2008, 20:10 PM

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Post by Outta_Kontrol » Tuesday, 16 September 2008, 20:11 PM

I was wondering how much power could be run with an old Tandy Astro beam antenna . I would like to pickup a good linear but I don't want to fry the antenna . Any help appreciated


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Post by linx » Wednesday, 17 September 2008, 3:05 AM

Never heard of a Tandy Astro Beam. Is it the same thing as an Avanti Astro Beam? - http://www.cbtricks.com/ant_manuals/ant ... _av150.pdf

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Post by 231 » Wednesday, 17 September 2008, 6:45 AM

Tandy only made the standard 3 element yagi if I recall. With the simple straight forward gamma match you should be able to run a couple kw's without too much problem (assuming it's in good shape). Should be about the same wattage with the Avanti Astro beam (IIRC).

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Post by 998 » Wednesday, 17 September 2008, 10:51 AM

Is that the same as a ASTRO PLANE or STAR DUSTER :?: :?: :?:
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Post by Outta_Kontrol » Thursday, 18 September 2008, 14:10 PM

The antenna is a Tandy 3 element Astro Beam .Made during the late 70's early 80's to the best of my knowledge

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Post by 231 » Thursday, 18 September 2008, 19:06 PM

Outta_Kontrol wrote:The antenna is a Tandy 3 element Astro Beam .Made during the late 70's early 80's to the best of my knowledge

Yea, I think they called that the Archer 3 element. Just a straight forward 3 element yagi. Here is the true Astro-beam.

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Post by 998 » Thursday, 18 September 2008, 20:08 PM

231 wrote:
Outta_Kontrol wrote:The antenna is a Tandy 3 element Astro Beam .Made during the late 70's early 80's to the best of my knowledge

Yea, I think they called that the Archer 3 element. Just a straight forward 3 element yagi. Here is the true Astro-beam.

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Thats almost like the old astro plane except id has a element section and the astro plane went up with a X on the top
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Post by Outta_Kontrol » Thursday, 18 September 2008, 22:45 PM

The Tandy Astro Beam looks just like the pic 231 posted but it's not an Avanti t's a Tandy

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Post by linx » Friday, 19 September 2008, 3:09 AM

Outta_Kontrol wrote:The Tandy Astro Beam looks just like the pic 231 posted but it's not an Avanti t's a Tandy


If it "looks" the same, then perhaps the instruction manual will be the same. Enjoy,

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