Recently we were contacted by Paul Andersson, an ex-BBC engineer who had a 2005 Peugeot 807 radio car from BBC Coventry which he wished to donate to the group.
We have graciously accepted this gift and you can read about it on this page: BBC Radio Car, LT05XAN.
Retrotech, formerly the National Vintage Communications Fair, held its first event in two and a half years. It normally takes place on the second Sunday in May, but disruption by the pandemic meant that this year’s event was on 26 September, at the usual venue – the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre.
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Derek Smith followed up his earlier posting on our Facebook group with more details of the Marconi truck and a question about TVI…
This is one of those ‘what happened to’ posts plus a little trip (for me) down memory lane.
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Derek Smith posted this interesting reminiscence on our Facebook group.
In the late 70s I worked as unit manager for a TV facilities company named Trec. It was started by Alan English – an ex Intertel man.
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The Guild of Television Camera Professionals (GTC) publishes a magazine for its members twice yearly.
The latest issue (No. 94) features an article written by our trustee Phil Nott – this was previously published on this site, in a longer form, as London Weekend Television’s Pioneering Technology.
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There’s not a lot happening with our P5 generator truck at the moment for various reasons, COVID and the purchase of the Hemswell building being just two.
When ABC/Thames returns from Hutton’s coachworks after the bodywork repairs and re-spray, it is intended that P5 will be the next to make the trip to Melton Mowbray.
The Broadcast Engineering Conservation Group (BECG), a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), is pleased to announce that we have bought a building at Hemswell Cliff near Lincoln to house our collection of historically significant broadcasting equipment.
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As detailed in the last “news update”, ABC / Thames has been at A&G having its gearbox repaired, it also needed the brake light switch rebuilding.
Both of these turned out to be “a bit of a saga”!
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Recently we had a face-to-face trustees meeting (our first one since before the pandemic). This meant that Richard could deliver the video termination panel for Vivat that he made during the pandemic lockdown.
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Richard Harris & Jeffrey Borinsky
What do you do at a television outside broadcast (OB) when you’re miles from the nearest mains supply? Or you have mains but nowhere near enough current for the heavy demands of an OB? The answer is a mobile generator.
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