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More information about Russian Navy antenna

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Yet another newbie question :)


Can somebody please point me to a place where I can find more information about the name, size and construction of this antenna type used by the Russian Navy, as shown below?



I would like to scratch built it for my next project. In case you have more information about how to build it, that would be even more helpful.




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Is it part of the Steregushchiy-class corvette? Not sure where you would find more details.







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Judging by the location and the fact there are not many whip antenna on the ship I would say that this is a wire HF radio communications antenna suspended between the masts with the feeder coming up from a base tuner aft of the funnel. It is a pretty generic sort of antenna.  

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That's a better picture. And yes it is most definitely an HF wire antenna. I don't know if you can still get them but White Ensign did Photo Etch aerial spreaders but it depends on what scale you want to model at.  The spacing between the individual wires is determined by the frequency and as such HF aerial spreaders for WWII IJN, USN or RN ships would all be suitable.


I hope this helps.

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