With the Covid-19 restrictions curtailing our working weekends severely, it’s not been possible to make as much progress on our projects as we would normally manage.
That doesn’t mean to say that nothing is happening!
Continue reading “We’re still here!”
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.
Paul Marshall reports on an ambitious project – on a small scale
Since the beginning of lock-down, hardly a day has gone past when some aspect of the old main Marconi Chelmsford works hasn’t been re-invented here at our base near Lincoln.
Continue reading “Marconi Mk III TV camera production line is re-born”
Money is available to start the rebuild of ABC Unit 5 / Thames Unit 2 – GNF 951E, but the biggest problem during the current conditions has been to find people who are willing to start work on mechanical and exterior restoration.
Continue reading “ABC / Thames on the move!”
The sound mixer we are currently using in Project Vivat is a portable mixer (type BD510) and not the one that would have been fitted. It’s much simpler than the correct one but it’s all that we had to hand.
Continue reading “Sound mixer for Project Vivat”
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.
Continue reading “Project Vivat – Power System considerations”
Richard writes: “I was searching for a picture and I came across these photos of Southern, in TVS livery. I took the pictures, they are at Battle of Britain Air Show, Boscombe Down 9th June 1990. They were taken with a proper camera, with real film.“
Continue reading “Southern at the Battle of Britain Air Show, Boscombe Down 1990”
Paul’s latest “lockdown” report:
Here is a picture of the new Marconi Mk III camera test facility that I’ve put together.
Continue reading “MkIII Camera Test Facility”
A posting on a Yorkshire TV facebook group provided us with this excellent picture of the “twin” of NUB327F – we still haven’t been able to figure out what the actual registration is though (see update)!
Continue reading “YTTTV’s twin”
Here is a photo of one of the restored Mk II/III PWM EHT units. Continue reading “MkIII PWM EHT Module”