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RE: Trip Down Memory Lane

I remember a fair few of them, many were used as fillers after the toy and junk food adverts on kids TV into the early 1980s and even in the late 90s when I was working for a company which sold playou...

In forum Music & Media Formats

2 years ago
RE: Band II FM signal and audio level

@irob2345 I do, and the transmissions are stereo - it does also sound like what @doz mentions about the stereo decoder cutting in (I guess in my mind I'm still expecting to see a red LED on the car ra...

In forum Radio

2 years ago
Band II FM signal and audio level

This seems like a bit of a daft query and probably something I *should* know after all these years, but I'm trying to help improve audio quality at Felixstowe Radio (I volunteer at both this station a...

In forum Radio

2 years ago
RE: Is The Future Not Always Brighter?

My parents worked hard but were always fairly short of money until the early 1990s (I remember as a lad in the late 70s we had the paraffin heater, I'd help Dad haul the paraffin and felt like a Big S...

In forum General Technical Discussion

2 years ago
Modern gallery talkback conventions...

Something I've wondered in recent times; in a studio production with inserts of footage now played out from a server rather than telecine or videotape (which was starting to happen when I was putting ...

In forum Trade Talk

2 years ago
RE: Rhetorical Question: Are Old TV's Going to get Banned as a Result

According to the Daily Mail, who appear to have identified the elderly couple who owned the TV and 'encouraged' them to talk to the Press (they were trying to avoid publicity) the set is described as ...

In forum General Technical Discussion

2 years ago
RE: Rhetorical Question: Are Old TV's Going to get Banned as a Result

Openreach claimed to have already replaced much the cabling in the village before discovering interference from this chaps TV set (so ironically he may have done people a favour in the long run!) TBH...

In forum General Technical Discussion

2 years ago
RE: Thames TV: did they have mobile VTR units and wireless mics in early 70s?

I was impressed (as someone who once prepared various signal distribution and routing equipment to go into scanners for a now defunct company) that A Smith of Great Bentley is still in business today....

In forum Trade Talk

2 years ago
RE: Thames TV: did they have mobile VTR units and wireless mics in early 70s?

I managed to unearth this - seems that Thames used a fully kitted out OB scanner with Ampex VTR for Drive-in..

In forum Trade Talk

2 years ago
Thames TV: did they have mobile VTR units and wireless mics in early 70s?

Been watching a few of these clips, and one thing I've noticed is that there isn't the level of film scratches (other than the Thames logo) or grain normally seen on 1970s TV shot on location on 16mm ...

In forum Trade Talk

2 years ago
RE: 80s memories - portable valve PA amplifier at Sports Day

@nuvistor looked more like a Quad II power stage or the endstage of a radio transmitter (with the large valves in full view) although ruggedised (vaguely remember a metal mesh cage being over part of ...

In forum Audio & Hi-Fi

2 years ago
80s memories - portable valve PA amplifier at Sports Day

in mid 80s one school I was at used a valve amplifier with horn speakers for Sports Day that ran off 12V car batteries - looked more like something out of the 1950/60s TBH but still did the job... The...

In forum Audio & Hi-Fi

2 years ago
1950s(?) Blaupunkt Köln restoration video (auf Deutsch)

Saw this on Meister Jambo's Youtube channel; didn't realise EL84s were once used in car radio output stages as well! TBH I'd associated the Blaupunkt Köln with a much newer model from the 1980s (one ...

In forum Radio

2 years ago
RE: Last product to have the Ekco brand name.

My aunt still has an Ecko hostess trolley, it is still working and still gets used at Christmas! A couple of years ago I PAT tested the Philips version which was at a nursing home I was doing various ...

In forum General Technical Discussion

2 years ago
RE: New community radio

The licence for the radio station itself is a separate application process to the Wireless Telegraphy licence (for the FM/DAB TX) and in some cases isn't held by the same organisation (some stations o...

In forum General Technical Discussion

2 years ago
RE: Bell and Howell Filmosound 202 movie projector

As recently as 1982 I remember a Filmosound being used at my last junior school for the "birds and the bees" film (special edition of BBC Merry Go Round) we got shown in the final year, and again in 1...

In forum General Technical Discussion

2 years ago
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