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Antennas

Indoor Antennas

1946-1949 antennas
1950-1960 antennas
UHF antennas

 

If you lived close to the station, indoor antennas could be used. The most common type was the "rabbit ears" antenna.

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VHF Rabbit Ears

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VHF/UHF Rabbit Ears

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Astro Antenna

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Other types emerged, such as this one from Jerrold (donated to the museum by Lew Chandler). Here is an advertisement

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1959 newspaper advertisement. These antennas didn't work.