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 GODAR  ANTENNA HISTORY PAGE! 

             
GODAR'S PROTOTYPE'S 
                  
                        FIRST GENERATION SUPER ANTENNAS and current GODAR models          Made in USA
                                           
                                                                                                     

Godar originals page shows the creation and development of our unique high quality antenna line.


We feature on this page,the first Super Antenna prototypes and factory production model series from 1995 to 1996.

Additional prototype and production models from 1999 to 2010.Many of the prototype models featured on this page never went into production.

All antenna's on this page are fully operational.We never made a drone or empty shell.Antenna elements were developed first,cabinet designs came second.

Original product brand name was "Super Antenna" by Godar Electronics from 1995 to 2001.

All current antenna models carry the "GODAR" brand name. GO-- DAR

The Godar company curently holds 3 patents with others pending.
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Godar's first hand made proto-type SUPER ANTENNA MODEL 1 

 SUPER ANTENNA WAS BORN IN 1995-- PROTO-TYPE CABINET COST  $600.00  

Front & side view

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THE BIRTH OF THE SUPER ANTENNA

       SUPER ANTENNA MODEL 1 FIRST  PRODUCTION MODEL 1995

This is one in 20 orginal smooth black finish
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The other 480 were painted in a flat Gray finish

Super Antenna Model 1 1995
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1 of 4 produced in solid white ABS plastic

First post production Model 1 sample
First generation Super Antenna Model 1 post production sample (photo above).Cabinet was done in white abs plastic.This was the first smooth surface prototype production sample from our plastics vendor.Godars first 500 piece order was for black cabinets.The plastics vendor made the mistake of sending us a white color sample instead of black for evaluation.*We discovered the black finish models scratched easily.Just handling the cabinet would leave smudges and fingerprints. Cleaning them off with a simple cloth would scratch the finish.The white sample of the same material did not show any surface defects due to normal cleaning.
A major change in cabinet black surface was needed.
We considered other colors and prints like wood grains etc.Textured high gloss black ABS plastic was the final color choice for all future super and Godar antenna cabinets.Easy to clean and maintain.High Impact indestructible ABS material is considered the best in the industry.All current Godar antenna housings are made in high impact ABS textured black plastic.
The first generation Super antenna element set up consisted of a pair of 7 inline industrial steel elements connected internally by a pair of three inch coax cable wires.Elements are mounted under the top of the cabinet.Godar's version of the log periodic design antenna.

First generation Super Antennna FM1a 1996
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Black textured high gloss cabinet still manufactured today

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Two examples show the different grain patterns

WOOD GRAIN GODARS
In the photos above and side show early examples of wood grain plastics considered for future production.
The wood grain models never went into production.

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GODAR FM1A CURRENT PRODUCTION MODEL
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The FM1A has been in continues production since 1996.
If you are interested in reading more about this model and purchase price,Click on the Godar FM1A page

Godar
FM1A FM STEREO ANTENNA
2011 SERIES

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This antenna is sitting on a display base

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 GODAR HD-1 EXOTIC SERIES DREAM DESIGN ANTENNA 
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 HD series was conceived on paper in early 2004.
 HD-1 was one of the early working twin crossfire element prototype designs. 
Coax cable connects to the black box that contains the coil network at the other end.
Antenna is fully functional on UHF/digital high definition televison/HDTV.
This prototype antenna never went into production.

First generation HD-3 Prototype
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Base was hand constructed at the Godar Company

In the photo below we show another early HD-3 prototype.
 

HD-3 XC
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3rd generation HD

GODAR  HD-3 CURRENT PRODUCTION MODEL FOR 2011.Click on the HD-3 TAB FOR PRODUCT INFO AND PRICE.
(photo Below) HDTV high Definition HD radio antenna ultimate!

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Godar  Model X-1000 (PHOTO BELOW)
 X-1000 prototype was designed for AM shortwave radio reception from indoors.Antenna is over 3 feet long.Antenna design is a long coil wire/ rod design.Commercial plastic tube caseing.
( X-1000 never went into production)

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GODAR MODEL 10 FERRITE ROD AM ANTENNA
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Designed for current homtheater receivers

Model 10 replaced the model 3 in 2009

 Antenna covers AM.

Connects to modern Home Theater receivers

and vintage pre 1930 tube radios

Current 2007 GODAR MODEL 2A DELUXE
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Godar WI-FI ONE PROTO-TYPE
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PARABOLIC LONG DISTANT WI-FI ANTENNA

Godar DXR-WHIP prototypes
DESIGNED FOR AM-FM-SW

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DXR X1-- DXR X11--- FM DXR1000A--- DXRX111

DXR series Telescoping whip antenna prototypes

First generation stick style containing the coil

See the current models ,Specs DXR 500 and FM-DXR-1000

Just click the tabs on the left

Other Godar prototype models comming soon.They are presently packed away in some dark corner of the company building.


Top View

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SUPER ANTENNA MODEL 1 CUSTOM PAINTED SERIES 1995

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This is 1 of 480 custom painted models marketed to the Public

Model 1's new black textured finish 1995
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First generation Model 1 with new black textured cabinet surface
Antenna prototype (above) is the only one in existence.This product sample is made of high gloss textured abs plastic.This ccabinet design never went into production.Major change in the cabinet base support was proposed after this product sample was made.If you look close,you can see there is no lip support boarder around the base (see side photo for the base lip support).Same cabinet dimensions as the original 500,only with the new textured finish.
Bottom cover for the first generation 500 antennas was supported with ten plastic round and square posts.Each post was hand placed and glued around the interior edges of the cabinet.New lip base design gives better sealing and support for the bottom cover.New design change saved production time labor and material costs.
Die-cast mold's had to be re-tooled for the next generation model 1 cabinet housing.These changes resulted in one of the best quality antennas in the world.

Super Antenna FM1a 1996 Frontal View
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(Photos above left and right).
Godars Super Antenna FM1A 1996 FM stereo
This was the first generation SUPER ANTENNA FM1A production model.Manufacturing started in early 1996.Cabinets done in black Textured ABS plastic with bottom lip boarder.We produce the same cabinet style today.
 The antenna  has been upgraded with new components for improved performace.This change was introduced in 2004.To read more on the our current 2011  production model,Click on the FM1A tab

A close-up of the one on the left 1996
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Super Antenna Model 1 woodey

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Godars Model 1 TV antenna prototype.(photo below)
This was the first prototype for the next generation model one television antenna using telescoping rods
Interested in the current production model?,Click on the Model 1 tab

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Current Godar FM 1a on a speaker
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Antenna resting on a Computer monitor base

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 HD-3 TWIN CROSSFIRE MESH HDTV ANTENNA (Photos below)
The HD-3 concept was inspired from orbiting space satellite designs.The twin solar panels have been replaced with passive steel mesh grills.HD-3 combines unique style and performance.Antenna was granted a design patent in 2006.
 HD-3 antenna is an excellent performer on HDTV digital broadcast television and standard VHF/ UHF/FM reception.
Mesh configurations are nothing new for UHF.They have been around since the 1940s.HD 3 is unique in that it has two receiving mesh elements.Most UHF antennas have one.
In addition we added large match coil to expand broadband reception for VHF and FM stereo reception.
The first GODAR HD 3 prototypes were mounted on cardboard boxes.It was a challenge to design a proper mesh element support base that was sylish and functional at the same time.Dozens of pro-to type support bases and covers were tested.
Side Photo shows one of the first HD-3 prototypes.This design used a wood platform for the mesh supports.Wood base was one of the original design considerations for HD-3.
On the lower left side we have the first HD-3 mounted on a hand made plastic support base.All abs panels were hand cut to size for this prototype.The support base design was reduced to the current production models at one inch.Special mesh mounting hardware was custom manufactured to Godars specifications.Antenna is broadband to receive digital HDTV standard VHF/UHF and FM stereo.Read more on the current model by clicking on the HD-3 Tab.

First working HD-3XA Prototype
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One of the early design considerations

HD-3 XB Prototype
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Wood base HDTV & HD radio antenna

Current HD3 model
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GODARS First model 2 Super Antenna 1998(photo below)
 
 Antenna was designed for local to near fringe city VHF/UHF Television and long distant FM reception.
 

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 CLOSE-UP OF THE SUPER ANTENNA MODEL 11 LOGO 1998(PHOTO BELOW)

Super Antenna Model 2
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First Production 1998

GODAR MODEL 2A DELUXE 2011(Photo on the left)
This is our current model in production
Antenna designed for digital HDTV broadcasts.Also receives standard VHF/UHF and FM
For detailed information on this antenna,click on the model 2A HD-FM tab.

Godar model 3 antique radio antenna
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Antenna designed for pre 1936 radios

10TH ANNIVERSERY SUPER ANTENNA FM1A
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LIMITED EDITION 1999-2009

12 Models were produced 9 were sold to the general public with signed papers from the maker and patent drawings

12th Anniversary Limited Signed Edition
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SUPER ANTENNA FM1A

Introduced October 1st 2010 Godar's 12th anniversary limited edition "Super Antenna" FM1a .Only 20 will be released to the general public.Each antenna is fully functional with all the latest upgrades of the current models.Custom solid white cabinet makes this antenna unique. Antenna carries the original "Super Antenna" logo along with original never released first draft patent drawing,+ other spec papers.Each antenna is signed and numbered by the maker.As of Oct 22/10 there are 3 still available on Ebay.Search Godar Super Antenna FM1a in the Ebay internal search engine for more details.

 


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