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Old 21st Feb 2020, 7:16 pm   #23
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Default Re: British Heritage Television

Originally Posted by Ian - G4JQT View Post
Was that originally done for signal propagation reasons (which is odd as horizontal polarisation was chosen for VHF radio), or because horizontal 41- 45 MHz antennas were a bit unwieldy?
To ask why vertical polarisation was used for the first television stations in the UK (but not necessarily elsewhere) makes a very interesting question - perhaps justifying a new thread and comments from the historians here.

We read HERE that despite interference results (and propensity for 'ghosting' too?) to the contrary, vertical polarisation was chosen to avoid 'inconvenience'. Certainly, the horizontal 10 ft-odd long aerials needed for Channel B1 would have very droopy.

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