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 Post subject: Very old portable loop antenna; what do I have here?
PostPosted: May Sat 07, 2016 3:49 pm 
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Hi all,

This is not my area, but I'm interested in knowing anything about this loop antenna I just acquired. Made in Germany, imported into Boston, from the labels. It's in excellent condition with no condition areas anywhere, that I can see.

Was this made for the home? The field? For any specialized purpose? I would love to know more about this. Thanks! It stands 41" in height.
Ted


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 Post subject: Re: Very old portable loop antenna; what do I have here?
PostPosted: May Sat 07, 2016 3:56 pm 
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I would defiantly keep it it's a good antenna wish I owned it I have a radio that's a 1 tube it would work with.

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 Post subject: Re: Very old portable loop antenna; what do I have here?
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Bring it on your next visit and we can check it out. If there's time, we could connect it to one of my battery sets.

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 Post subject: Re: Very old portable loop antenna; what do I have here?
PostPosted: May Sat 07, 2016 7:25 pm 
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I'm believing my club I belong to can help on looking for information on your antenna Ill get back asap with Information.

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 Post subject: Re: Very old portable loop antenna; what do I have here?
PostPosted: May Sat 07, 2016 10:39 pm 
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I am pretty sure those sell for prices all out of proportion for what they are, a loop of wire around some lumber. They are scarce and thus in demand.

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 Post subject: Re: Very old portable loop antenna; what do I have here?
PostPosted: May Sat 07, 2016 11:21 pm 
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I think that's way too cheap.


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 Post subject: Re: Very old portable loop antenna; what do I have here?
PostPosted: May Sun 08, 2016 1:21 am 
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They were used with early super-hets which often had binding posts for loop antennas. Here is my Phenix Ultradyne L-2 with a loop antenna and Bristol horn speaker. Your antenna will bring a good amount of money on ebay. Most super-het collectors, including me would love to have it in our collections.

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 Post subject: Re: Very old portable loop antenna; what do I have here?
PostPosted: May Sun 08, 2016 2:05 am 
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That DTW loop is one of the very few foreign radio items that managed to make it to the USA.

Don't know how Tobe managed to stay under the radar of US protectionists policy for a while.

And that loop is definitely a keeper for any superhet collector.

Robert


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 Post subject: Re: Very old portable loop antenna; what do I have here?
PostPosted: May Sun 08, 2016 2:08 am 
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Thanks for that interesting info!


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 Post subject: Re: Very old portable loop antenna; what do I have here?
PostPosted: May Sun 08, 2016 2:28 am 
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Loop Antenna (Rahmenantenne) Three folding support legs. c.1924
http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/detewe_loop_antenna_rahmenantenne_three_folding_support.html

From a constructors point of view, it would be interesting to have detailed dimensions of all the components.

Greg.


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 Post subject: Re: Very old portable loop antenna; what do I have here?
PostPosted: May Sun 08, 2016 2:37 am 
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I can do that. Give me a few days.


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