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Topic # 180944 27-Sep-2015 12:58
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Is it for old radios? Old TV? What kind of antenna does it connect to, is it on the roof?

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  Reply # 1395212 27-Sep-2015 12:59
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It's for the aerial...




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  Reply # 1395213 27-Sep-2015 13:05
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It's for an old short wave radio antenna. If you look in your attic, you should find a loop antenna strung around the rafters.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1395215 27-Sep-2015 13:07
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Most likely an old AM radio aerial. The aerial it connected to is probably long gone.  

Quite a few old radios had short wave frequencies which enabled the radio to receive broadcasts from considerable distances. You could listen to an Aussie, or American or UK station or anywhere else for that matter. To be able to receive these broadcasts you needed an external aerial, usually a length of wire strung between two points a bit like a long clothes line.




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  Reply # 1395221 27-Sep-2015 13:21
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Crikey, that is old. Haven't seen an aerial wallplate like that for over 30 years.

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  Reply # 1395226 27-Sep-2015 13:32
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^^^

A lo of circa 1950's houses still have them, if they haven't been removed. Our 1952 house still had the loop antenna in the attic.

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  Reply # 1395230 27-Sep-2015 14:06
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1934 hat radio




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  Reply # 1395235 27-Sep-2015 14:25
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Requires a compatible entertainment system:


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  Reply # 1395237 27-Sep-2015 14:39
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gzt: Requires a compatible entertainment system:



Where's the iPod dock? Does it support Wifi and Ethernet?

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  Reply # 1395238 27-Sep-2015 14:49
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DarthKermit:

Where's the iPod dock? Does it support Wifi and Ethernet?


Don't get your hopes up - it's bluetooth only.

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The sign, which you can see the bottom right edge of in the upper left of the picture isn't in keeping with the period of the wallpaper or the stereo unit. xxxxx.org.uk




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  Reply # 1395243 27-Sep-2015 14:54
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Contemporary radio




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  Reply # 1395244 27-Sep-2015 14:56
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Technofreak: The sign, which you can see the bottom right edge of in the upper left of the picture isn't in keeping with the period of the wallpaper or the stereo unit. xxxxx.org.uk


Hopefully the person who designed that wallpaper was shot for crimes against fashion. tongue-out

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  Reply # 1395245 27-Sep-2015 14:57
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... and the new TV set




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  Reply # 1395251 27-Sep-2015 15:18
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Technofreak: The sign, which you can see the bottom right edge of in the upper left of the picture isn't in keeping with the period of the wallpaper or the stereo unit. xxxxx.org.uk

Yep its in a museum. Btw Motat has a new display which includes an example. The same room is home to the new computer display with system 360 and zx machines.

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  Reply # 1395270 27-Sep-2015 16:33
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Yabanize:

Is it for old radios? Old TV? What kind of antenna does it connect to, is it on the roof?


The Top terminal went up into the roof on an open wire and the bottom to earth , again via open wire to the house earth stake (commonly visable stapled out and down outside walls *under the 20 layers or so of paint* on retrofit 1900-1920s villas :-)

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