World Radio History

World Radio History is a brilliant resource for US equipment and all sorts of global magazines, and it has a British section too!

It offers all manner of magazines and data sheets, plus some whole manuals.

Topics include Early Radio, DX Amateur, Business and Technical Periodicals, and lots more.

BBC Power Generators

By Richard Harris. Updated 2021-02-27.

All outside broadcast (OB) units need electric power but supplying it lacks the interest of the OB trucks themselves. At BECG our thoughts turned to this vital subject with our acquisition of a 1953 BBC generator truck. In this article, we survey the various ways in which power was provided for BBC OB trucks and look in particular at the 10 generator trucks that the BBC operated.

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Interfacing a Grass Valley control surface

By Trevor Brown: www.cq-datv.mobi

Something a little different, but still with a link to older equipment and preservation, Trevor Brown reports on his project to interface a Grass Valley GVG-100 control surface to the vMix software. This is just a synopsis of something he has been working on for nearly 2 years, the full reports and investigations can be found in the free electronic issues of CQ-DATV which are available from the link above, the articles start in issue 68 – February 2019.

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The Early Television Foundation Society and Museum

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The Early Television Foundation in Hilliard, Ohio is dedicated to the preservation of the technology from the early days of television. The website’s mission is to preserve and make available to the public the history of early television, from the mechanical systems of the 1920s through the introduction of colo(u)r television in the 1950s.

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