Friday, June 12, 2009
Skywatch Friday: Television and CB Antenna
Outdoor television antennas used to be a ubiquitous object in the urban skies (I guess they still do in many parts of the world). Slowly but surely, however, they have been or are being replaced by satellite dish or parabolic antennas and less conspicuous indoor antennas and cable television receivers which are technologically more reliable in capturing television broadcasts. (I think many of us would still remember how the weather condition would affect the quality of the pictures and sound received on our television sets and how winds could change the direction of our outdoor antennas and produced the "ants effect" on our television.)
Can you see what looks like a three-tiered object on top of the TV antenna? That's a CB (Citizen Band) radio antenna.
Just a few years ago, before the advent of mobile telephones/cellular phones and the internet, CB radio was also very popular and a very cool thing to have. I still remember spending hours in a friend's house just so that I could communicate and flirt with some strangers over the CB radio wave. (Now we can all do that on our desktop or laptop with the internet, which offers not only voice chat but also video calls and conference.) To think of it, it's amazing how fast telecommunication technology has developed and how wonderful it is. (I must admit, however, that I sometimes still miss the good old days ... ^_^).
This post is Bandung Daily Photo's participation in this week's Skywatch Friday meme. To see other photos of the sky or sky-related objects from around the world, please follow the links.