Photo © Petr Popelar
This is a current photograph...so these types of 732s still serve. What was this option...and why was this an option (in regards to placement of the antannae)?
|Quoting NA (Reply 4):|
Odd though that British Airways and sister airline British airtours received about 30 732 in the early 80s, of which the airtours aircraft only were fitted with these antennas.
|Quoting DaBuzzard (Reply 3):|
HF comms have a much longer range than the vhf comms and so are used when the ac is operating out of vhf range, ie: trans oceanic routes, far north (Arctic), far south (Antarctic).
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Photo © Bob Garrard
|Quoting KELPkid (Reply 9):|
Did anybody use the long wire style NDB antennas on the 737-200s? If so, it could also be an NDB antenna...on GA aircraft, in general long wire antennas are the NDB antenna, as GA aircraft are very rarely HF radio-equipped (and usually, when they are, it's a temporary installation for things like ferrying the aircraft across large bodies of water ). There are also blister-style NDB antennas for GA planes.
|Quoting Avioniker (Reply 13):|
Newer aircraft use the leading edge of the vertical stab, or even winglets, as the antenna and the couplers are installed behind panels at the base of the stab. The coupler must be installed at the antenna connection.
|Quoting 474218 (Reply 17):|
Actually the antenna is embedded in the panel.
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