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HyGain Penetrator 500 CB Base Station Antenna

Submitted by on April 8, 2011 – 12:25 pm

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The Penetrator by Hy-Gain, Model 500 This antenna is not "new", in the sense of just off the production line, but it's not used either. It has been sitting in the "twilight zone" of garage storage for 35 years. I was told it had been removed from the box, looked at, and then returned to the box. All evidence points to never having been installed. The box is original and stained with one end cover missing; the instruction manual is almost a brown-yellow parchment color with tattered edges and staining. The aluminum tubing is bright and shiny with no evidence of any weather exposure or scratches from screws or clamps being applied. The black factory depth markings are still visible on the tubing ends and the hardware bag looks like it has never been opened. I have inventoried all the pieces called out on the parts list, items #1 thru #14, and everything is there. Items #15 up to #41 are in the parts bag and I am not inclined to open the bag for inventory; that pleasure should go to the winning bidder. However, I will comply with the winning bidder's wishes, and if asked, will inventory the contents before shipment. Guessing at the history... There was some newspaper packing left in the box from the Fremont Tribune, dated Monday, June 20, 1975. Apparently, Hygain made two instruction manuals in 1975, but with different part numbers. So, the actual production date of this antenna must be between the date on the paper and before the second 1975 manual revision, which carries a higher part number. My guess is the production and shipping occurred in the third quarter of 1975. There are very slight differences between the 1975 manuals, but I think the most telling is the change of address between the first and second. The original shipping box is still strong, so the antenna elements will be packed into it and the open end repaired. All remaining original packing materials in my possession will be included. I've entered some figures into the shipping calculator, so it should work; also, the shipment will be insured w/tracking number. Any problems or questions, email me. Local pickups are encouraged.

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