Sorry I cannot be much help in suggestions as to how to make the aerial
. This was the aerial
for the VHF comms system
that was the common transmitter
used by the RAF at the time 1950's, for its time and using valves it was compact device.
When I was doing my national service at RAF Mountbatten we were just fitting the first UHF system
s to the RTTL the I do not remember what the aerial
looked like then although it is probable that this was never fitted to the RSLs.
In my time 1960/62 the RSLs never had any contact with aircraft
and were mainly used for dingy drill
for aircrew, I.e. taking pilots outside the breakwater and getting them to jump off the boat with their lifejackets on, and with an uninflated dingy
, which they had to inlate and get into whilst the RSL would run up and down trying to make as many waves as possible.