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Old 07-02-2012, 06:37 AM   #11
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I use mine when I talk to my family back on Zorgon-3 using my hyper-space Ko-band trans-galactic communication equipment. Don't you also? Just remember, it won't work so well if it's covered in birdshit or raining hard, in which case it won't reach much beyond the Local Group of galaxies.

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I looked online and can't find the right reciever...everything is earth bound ...oh well I'll buy a few cases of tin foil and wrap the bus and leave that exsposed...might harness all the joo-joo and "shoot" it out the contraption...will let ya'll know if it works.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:42 AM   #12
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dam chong ,,must be smoking some good ****


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Old 07-07-2012, 01:35 AM   #13
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And the answer is . . . . .

It's a low-profile two-way radio antenna. From the size, definitely NOT VHF, depending on scale it is probably 460 MHz UHF but could also be for the 800 MHz band. Inside the radome ('plastic' cover) is a printed circuit board or metal plate that looks like a whip bent backwards into an "L" shape.

I've mounted the VHF version (about 3 times as long) on a couple of coaches and some transits. The VHF version has a tuning piston screw and locknut inside the roof to tune the antenna to the part of the band your outfit runs on. The UHF versions may be broad-band, and not need the tuning.

If you look inside the bus underneath the fin, you should see a connector socket on the underside kind of like the antenna connection on the back of a CB set. Of course, if the underside is sealed up in the roof after installation, it may be why they left it behind.

No use spending $150 in labor to retrieve a used antenna that lists for $85 and probably wholesales for half that . . .


Still, the other answers you got were pretty cool . . .
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:50 AM   #14
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thanks for the info....the truth isn't always as "cool" as the speculation
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Damn... I thought for sure it was the warp speed sensor.
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