Wright's Aerials

Aerial photography - Ancient Gallery

Amongst normal domestic aerials this was probably the ultimate for Band III television reception in the 1950s and 1960s. The two nine-element yagis are mounted one and a half wavelengths apart. This is the optimum for rejecting ghosting from 90 degrees off axis, and gives a fairly narrow forward lobe. The whole thing was mounted on a stout fifteen-foot aluminium mast (far stronger than the ordinary modern ones) and two chimney brackets. It was no joke dropping the mast into the brackets with all that weight at the top, knowing that to loose one’s grip would smash an aerial that cost about a week’s wages.

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