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”
The British Vintage Wireless Society (BVWS) is a society of over 1200 World-wide members sharing a common interest in the preservation and communication of technical and historical data, and the preservation and restoration of Vintage radio and related equipment.
David Church is the BVWS webmaster and runs his own site at davidchurch.com.
Peter Scott’s Nostalgia Site at www.nostalgiatech.co.uk covers some of his interests but is principally dedicated to the SS Jaguar motor car, the first Marconi/EMI television receivers, and the Emitron Camera.
Richard has been in contact with David Taylor who runs the PostFade website. On the site he looks at broadcast and recorded sound, exploring the techniques from the 1950s and 1960s to the present.
He joined the Anglia Television sound department in the summer of 1966 and closed his ‘Postfade Sound’ television post production suite in 2012.
The articles on his site are mainly concerned with sound, but cameras, vehicles and lighting also feature.
Robin Stonestreet has been in touch with us with a list of BBC CMCRs (Colour Mobile Control Rooms). This draws on earlier work by Jerry Clegg with extra input from Brian Summers and Richard Harris.Continue reading “BBC CMCR list”
Martin spotted this pair of PYE industrial CCTV units on eBay recently.
Investigations found that they were from the house clearance of a “silent key” radio amateur.Continue reading “PYE industrial CCTV monitor and CCU”
Richard’s “Roving Eye” article just keeps on growing – the latest version now includes Roving Eyes RE3 and RE4 (which were never completed) and RE5 (which became the LMCR). Many thanks to our contributors for the extra information.
The “Roving Eye” article by Richard was withdrawn at his request for some last minute updates, including more new photographs. It has now been reinstated and can be found here.
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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”