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Aerial photography - Ancient Gallery

Although Antiference had the lion’s share of this market with their Antex plus five design (as featured elsewhere in this section) other manufacturers had similar products and some of these were very successful. The example shown has a conventional Band III yagi with a folded dipole and an ‘X’ array for Band I. The latter is a distorted dipole and reflector, unlike the ‘Antex’. Various methods were used to connect the two sections, the most common being a linking balanced feeder, with the junction box on the Band III dipole. Not all designs allowed independent alignment of the two sections. When UHF transmissions started they soon gained a reputation for poor reception, and this photograph shows one reason why. To save time and money the new UHF aerial was often clamped half way up the existing mast, even though this often meant that it was low down and close to the chimney and the elements of the VHF aerial.

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