Wright's Aerials

Aerial photography - Ancient Gallery

The feeling I always got from Jaybeam products was that the designers were more interested in whether the thing would work than whether it would sell to the ignorant. Contrast this with some of the more flamboyant aerial designs of today, with massive reflectors, visually impressive but functionally impotent multi-director chains, and acres of brightly coloured plastic.

This picture shows the inside of the cable connector box of a Jaybeam ‘Parabeam’ UHF aerial of the 1970s. The gizmo at the bottom is a balun. The word comes from ‘balanced to unbalanced’, since the function of the device is to match the balanced aerial element to the unbalanced feeder. See the following exhibit for more about the ‘Parabeam’.

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