At home we have a place where things pile up ready to take out to Herbie on our next visit. Currently it contains some bedding and a couple of new toys. These are a shiny new socket set with lots of extension bars in the hope that some impossible jobs become a bit less impossible, and a new TV aerial which arrived today.
As recommended for boaters by the very wonderful http://www.aerialsandtv.com/ which I blogged about some time ago, it is a log periodic aerial which looks like this
(yet another picture of our landing carpet). You can see how it has two rows of sticky outy bits (SOB’s) one above the other, and that the SOB’s are staggered. I don’t have a clue how this works as you may gather from my technical description. Anyway when we get out to the boat, hopefully next weekend, I’ll stick it up and give it a go then report back.
PS you may or may not know that depending whether you are pointing your aerial at a main transmitter or a relay, the aerial should be mounted so that the SOB’s should be either horizontal or vertical accordingly.
I just remembered. SOB’s are probably called elements. I think.