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Old 17th Jan 2021, 4:58 pm   #781
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Default Re: 405-Line VHF Aerials 2013 to the present day.

I remember back in the 60s swapping "biscuits" in the old clunk-clunk rotary tuners so Sutton Coldfield [4V], Lichfield [8V] and Winter Hill [9V] were next to each other.

Back then most people had separate antennas for Lichfield and Winter Hill [inconvenient geography put the transmitters at 90 degrees to each other] so it was normal for there to be three coax downleads... one for BBC, two for ITV. I made up quite a few switchboxes using a simple toggle-switch fitted in a 3-way BESA box so people could switch between their two ITV antennas.
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Old 18th Jan 2021, 10:48 am   #782
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Very nice that one.

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Old 21st Jan 2021, 1:27 pm   #783
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On my first portable TV, BRC980, which used a rotary turret tuner, I had the biscuits moved. The ch9 ones swapped position with ch12.
Where we lived in west Cornwall BBC1 was from either North Hesssry Tor (ch2V) or Redruth (ch1H) with ITA from Caradon Hill (ch12V).
It saved a lot of strain on the mechanics of the tuner and your hand.
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Old 21st Jan 2021, 1:44 pm   #784
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On my first portable TV, BRC980, which used a rotary turret tuner, I had the biscuits moved. The ch9 ones swapped position with ch12.
Where we lived in west Cornwall BBC1 was from either North Hesssry Tor (ch2V) or Redruth (ch1H) with ITA from Caradon Hill (ch12V).
It saved a lot of strain on the mechanics of the tuner and your hand.
I thought Caradon Hill was on Ch.9, not 12. I'm almost sure that was the channel we received it on in the mid-1960s...

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Old 21st Jan 2021, 4:23 pm   #785
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On my first portable TV, BRC980, which used a rotary turret tuner, I had the biscuits moved. The ch9 ones swapped position with ch12.
Where we lived in west Cornwall BBC1 was from either North Hesssry Tor (ch2V) or Redruth (ch1H) with ITA from Caradon Hill (ch12V).
It saved a lot of strain on the mechanics of the tuner and your hand.
I thought Caradon Hill was on Ch.9, not 12. I'm almost sure that was the channel we received it on in the mid-1960s...

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Sorry, just checked my memory banks, and I was thinking of Stockland Hill on Ch 9

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Old 22nd Jan 2021, 12:21 am   #786
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We used Stockland Hill on channel 9, same frequency as Croydon/Crystal Palace which we received in Kent.

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Old 24th Feb 2021, 6:13 pm   #787
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Spotted today in "Old Town" Swindon - this BIII array points North-West.

I guess it was for St.Hilary, One reflector has entirely gone-missing and bits of the directors have opted-out too.
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Old 25th Feb 2021, 11:37 am   #788
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G6Tanuki, I suspect you have one of Telerection's finest there...
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