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After various design changes over the previous ten years, Antiference arrived at this version of the 'Trucolour' design in 1972. The drawing shows the all-important folded dipole. The revolutionary design gave good bandwidth and matching, and didn't need a balun. It was similar to the dipole used on Belling-Lee UHF aerials, a company absorbed by Antiference a few years before. The Trucolour, or 'TC' range, was an important milestone for Antiference, because the design has stood them in good stead with only minor modifications ever since. The predecessor had a straight, rather than angled, reflector bar. The design before that had a balun hanging below the dipole, looking somewhat like a cow's udder, and occasionally prone to waterlogging (see pictures elsewhere in this section).

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