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PostSubject: Blast From The Past - 7ft Firestik.    Blast From The Past - 7ft Firestik.  Icon_minitimeFri Mar 10, 2023 11:42 am

I used to have a 7ft Firestik, many years ago. I still miss it, so I bought a brand new one from Knights. Blast From The Past - 7ft Firestik.  20230311

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PostSubject: Re: Blast From The Past - 7ft Firestik.    Blast From The Past - 7ft Firestik.  Icon_minitimeSat Mar 11, 2023 10:07 am

I think the last time I saw one of these it was hanging in half off a Cortina at a car park entrance! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Blast From The Past - 7ft Firestik.    Blast From The Past - 7ft Firestik.  Icon_minitimeSat Mar 11, 2023 10:18 am

Victor wrote:
I think the last time I saw one of these it was hanging in half off a Cortina at a car park entrance! Very Happy
Must have forgotten the height limit!  Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Blast From The Past - 7ft Firestik.    Blast From The Past - 7ft Firestik.  Icon_minitimeSat Mar 11, 2023 10:21 am

I've got a pair of 9ft tank whips, that I used to use in a dipole configuration. They were cut down for 10m. As they are 2 piece ones, it's easy and cheap to get a replacement top section for them.

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PostSubject: Re: Blast From The Past - 7ft Firestik.    Blast From The Past - 7ft Firestik.  Icon_minitimeSat Mar 11, 2023 4:40 pm

I've got one of then 7ft Firestiks, mines Red in colour, cost me a £5 note at a Hamfest last year. Mine doesn't have a 3/8 male stud thread, but a female 3/8 internal thread (ooo'er missus lol).

Costs a bit to post those 7' Firestiks and 9' tank whips from Knights

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PostSubject: Re: Blast From The Past - 7ft Firestik.    Blast From The Past - 7ft Firestik.  Icon_minitimeSat Mar 11, 2023 5:00 pm

Those tank whips were great things weren't they?

I had one that got lashed to the back of several motorbikes and had to warn any pillion about the 'tap' on the back of their crash helmet! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Blast From The Past - 7ft Firestik.    Blast From The Past - 7ft Firestik.  Icon_minitimeSat Mar 11, 2023 5:10 pm

Still got my 9' tank whip antenna, use it sometimes when out DX'ing in the jalopy Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Blast From The Past - 7ft Firestik.    Blast From The Past - 7ft Firestik.  Icon_minitimeSat Mar 11, 2023 7:00 pm

Telstar wrote:

Costs a bit to post those 7' Firestiks and 9' tank whips from Knights

Yes they do, but it's worth it. Smile
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