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    HMS Ajax
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    ToraDog
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    Norm,
    I received them both. Now you know why I work in 1/48th scale. LOL
    Gdaynorm
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    Hi Jonathan,
    Yes received the aerial drawings okay. Thought I had replied already. Maybe I didn't hit the right button to send/post. Well on the way to rigging them.
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    ToraDog
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    Good Morning Norm,
    Please check your e-mail. I have sent the color scans of the Leander's antenna rig. I would expect it to be largely, if not completely, the same on Ajax. Please let me know if you do not receive them and i'll re-send them.
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    Thanks mate. Will watch.
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    Norm,
    I'll re-scan the image in color and send it tomorrow. The W/T rig is in red.
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    Norm,
    Look at the Leander W/T (Wireless/transmit) Rig plan, circa 1933, that I sent you. Being the lead in the class, I would guess that Ajax was very similar, if not the same in 1939. It shows a multi strand antenna (looks like six strands but my eyes aren't focusing), between the foremast and the main mast and with connecting leads running down from just forward of the main mast to, what I would guess to be the Radio shack, in the aft superstructure. I am guessing that that is what is referred to a s multi-strand. Let me know if you did not receive that plan and I'll re-send it.
    Jonathan
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    Hi Jonathan,
    Yes thanks, much appreciated. I had already fitted them as halyards. Your drawing shows what has to be aerials, but does not show if they are single or multi strand. From the River Plate Veterans website I have read an account by a radio tech that he repaired her aerials during the battle, aerials in the plural. Weโ€™re they multi strand like those on V & W destroyers or several separate strung between the masts? Maybe Doug would know - his field.
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    ToraDog
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    Norm,
    I believ that all of those you have circled are signal halyards, not aerials. Did you receieve the plans and photos I sent you? They included the rigging plan for the raDio aerials.
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    Wire problem. Ajax's aerials. I assume there were several strung between the masts. Any idea which of the lines from the yard arm were aerials and which signal halyards. I have not got even one photo clear enough to show anything between the masts.
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    I would have thought WW2 cruisers would have been popular to model, as they were mostly rather elegant. I did HMS Ceres to 1/96 RC, sails beautifully.
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