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 The FJ Holden of Televisions
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 1:19:58 PM on 13 September 2021.
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This is a statement in an article "How to revive a relic" on the back page of The Sydney Morning Herald TV guide, The Guide. The back page of The Guide is usually for articles on the newest technology. This time it is on the ways and means of providing a signal for "ancient" analogue TVs.

The FJ Holden refers to a 1975 Rank Arena colour set, so perhaps they should have called it the FJ Holden of Colour Televisions. 50 years old and reported to be "still going strong". It was built in Penrith, and is similar to my first colour set bought in 1976, VHF only, which alas only lasted 9 years before expiring.

This set inspired me to build a 4 metre long log periodic antenna for it following an article on same in a 1963 Electronics Australia. A success signalwise, but the first howling westerly that came along swung it around. This problem was never completely solved and in the end went back to the old phased array with added mast head amplifier, also an EA project.


 
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