Wright's Aerials

Aerial photography - Ancient Gallery

These aerials were found at the head-end of a distribution system. Amazingly the system was still providing UHF reception, having worked untouched for over twenty years! The original installer evidently discovered than an eight element Band III aerial and a Band I ‘X’ aerial won’t fit easily in a loft. These are actually outdoor aerials. Because of the large size of VHF aerials most manufacturers had special loft versions that had flexible or telescopic elements. The Band III aerial is fixed half way up the mast, but the ‘X’ can’t have ever been fitted at the top – there just isn’t room. The mast is a swan-neck type, normally used the other way up. The installer has marked the active elements with red tape. It was generally assumed that the side of the dipole connected to the coaxial inner should be at the top.

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