The aerial is one of the most popular devices which is used for the transmission of signal to produce the images we see on out TV screens. The journey of the aerial’s evolution has gone from a clunky, oversized and big item to compact electronic devices and cabling. A look at the history of TV aerials unravels the significant improvement these antennas have undergone to make clear pictures and constant streams.
Has there been a creation in the 20th century which has revolutionised people’s lives quite so much? The Broadcaster Audience Research Boards (BARB) indicates that 96% of homes in the UK have at least one TV, and that number is around 80% when you include the whole world. So with this in mind, here in this blog, we go on a journey to discover the origins of the TV Aerial.
Some of the earliest known development for the television antennae is its development and functionality which goes back to the 1830s of which experiments of magnetism and the transfer of energy took place. By 1886, it was Henry Hertz that was made the first ever wireless connection where a dipole antenna was used to produce the electrical current. In the early 1900s, another experiment carried out by Marconi who initiated antennae transmission with wiring held by kites spanning a 200 meter span.
During 1952, the first homes in the UK were offered television aerials in the shape of an H that remained positioned on the top of roofs as high up as possible. These odd aerials would be connected to very big and heavy television sets that were the first in wireless signaling transmission. It made the basis for the classic family activity which still takes place today, the family sat in the living room watching TV that has become the standard practise today!
In 1970, the patch antenna was made permitting the specialist to apply the direct print on the circuit board. The most widely used example of this type of technology is incorporated in mobile phones where you do not need long wiring or heavy aerial systems to get signal. Modifications in Microstrip technology have made it simpler, easier and much more achievable to reproduce these types of aerials.
with the variety of television antennae out there, it becomes simpler for the home to select the technology which meets the viewing requirements. The type of aerial chosen can affect the quality of the picture received from dish channels. If you simply require basic viewing, a regular cable connection with average speeds will do the job.
Here at South Wales TV Aerials, we As a long-established company, South Wales TV Aerials has extensive knowledge when it comes to aerial installations. Our engineers are all CAI approved, giving you peace of mind for your home or business. To find out more about the services we offer, get in touch.