P5 awaiting bodywork repairs

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.

Bryant Unlimited

Bryant Unlimited kindly donated a drum of double-screened video coax and their remaining stock of crimp PL259 connectors for our Vivat project.

The owner of Bryant Unlimited has decided to retire and close the company, however some of the staff have formed new companies to continue to supply parts of the Bryant portfolio, the old Bryant website currently has the details.

We wish them well and thank them for their donation.

Project Vivat – Power System considerations

By Richard Harris

There is more to consider when providing power for an outside broadcast unit than arriving on-site and plugging into the nearest socket outlet. Safety and compliance with regulations concerning use of power need to be taken into account, particularly when the public are present. There are some complex technical and legal issues involved.

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