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Practical Television in 1958

By 1958 the BBC television monopoly had been over for several years. ITV was all the rage, with Band III transmitters in operation in many parts of the country. Practical Television had plenty of items about Band III reception, covering aerials, propagation, tuners, converter units, and so forth.

Practical Television, now known as Television and Home Electronics Repair, is a publication that I heartily commend to you. Essential reading for anyone involved in the television and consumer electronics industry, it has been a constant source of trade news, views, and technical information for over fifty years.

My grateful thanks to Roger Bunney for scrambling into his loft and raiding his archives on my behalf. You can read Roger's DX and Satellite Reception column every month in Television and Home Electronics Repair.

Build your own aerials at home! The illustration shows a six element Band III ITV aerial fixed on a chimney. There's a mention of 'radio F/M', meaning of course VHF-FM radio, still rather a novelty in 1958.

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