We have added some new articles recently:
Jeffrey and Paul have followed up their BVWS article with a new one looking at Vivat in particular: Carry On Trucking Long Live Vivat! Trevor Brown has kindly sent us some more articles from CQ-DATV: looks at the rise of Electronic News Gathering. The Lightweight Revolution recalls an earlier life when we took a RCA TR70-B VTR and a Marconi Mk VII camera to IBC in Amsterdam – we billed it as “the world’s largest camcorder”! Five go to Amsterdam Dan Cranefield continues his reminiscences with , which dovetails with Richard’s Early Location Drama in Colour article as it also discusses the conversion of Roving Eye 5 into the LMCR. Roving Eye
Roving Eye article continues to evolve, with more history appearing!
REII photographs at Fairoaks Airfield, Chobham for a stunt flying programme from Brian Balshaw. REII photographs from Pat Jessup. NYN 286Y is transferred to Pebble Mill, for Top Gear. Some re-arrangement of the sections to improve the time-lines. More on the proposed CRE rebuild.
Richard’s article about
vehicles has been updated again, as more information is being brought to our attention! The BBC Roving Eye
The latest update includes some colour pictures of REII at Churchill’s funeral and some new pictures of NYN 286Y.
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.
Early Radio, DX Amateur, Business and Technical Periodicals, and lots more.
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”
There were only ever ten of these as eventually the BBC simply hired generators from outside organisations.
Richard’s article relates everything that he could discover about each of the ten.
You can read this article here:
BBC Power Generators.
Is this really a BBC Generator van? Photo: Dave Hill
TRT-1B. Credit: VT OldBoys.
Museum of Broadcast Technology in Woonsocket, RI have recently completed the restoration of a RCA TRT-1B Videotape machine dating from 1961. Continue reading “RCA TRT-1B restored at WMBT”
In essence, this is a Television history book with 5000 stories, 10,000 rare photos and hundreds of one of a kind videos“.
Eyes Of A Generation website. Eyes Of A Generation public Facebook group. Continue reading “Eyes Of A Generation”
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. Continue reading “The Early Television Foundation Society and Museum”
MBT, The Museum of Broadcast Technology in Woonsocket, Rhode Island is dedicated to the restoration of early TV cameras, videotape systems, and related technologies. The museum’s collection reflects the broadcasting and teleproduction industries from their early days through the ensuing decades. Continue reading “WMBT – The Museum of Broadcast Technology”