I don't know what happened here. This looked like somebody had made an attempt to refix the old aerials with a new lashing wire. Strangely the wire looped up diagonally over the pots and the ends weren't secured at all so your guess is as good as mine. Perhaps someone started and then just gave up because they didn't know what to do. Anyway, we replaced the lot with a new aerial, lashing kit, galvanised cradle, and a 2 way splitter. Much better.