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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
A chap from Bavaria uses (mostly) only analogue tech at home (auf Deutsch)

Got sent a link to this by a friend in Germany (from a short documentary from the Bayerischer Rundfunk), very impressive collection of items and all in regular use too (including a Siemens telex machi...

In forum General Technical Discussion

2 years ago
RE: Help me identify this connector?

Its Japanese but widely found on 8-tracks sold in USA (unfortunately it seems that the plug tends to get left in with the old car and not recovered) red = L+ black = signal ground for speakers white/b...

In forum Components, PCB's, Modules

2 years ago
RE: Show us 'yer' plugs! Ooh-err Missus

Posted by: @katie-bush Oh, and though it long since fried and died, my granddad once had one of those newfangled "Fit-All" plugs. . . Yeah, the original "fire (on the end of your) wire" plug - especi...

In forum In The Workshop

2 years ago
RE: Changing Face of Vintage Electronics & Collecting/Repairing

old computers are definitely still popular with young people as are CRT TVs, a lot of my friends in UK and Germany collect them and there's still a thriving scene to write demos and new software for t...

In forum General Technical Discussion

2 years ago
RE: Fibre Optic Switch Over Day (FSO)

with regard to telephone line tests, AFAIK 17070 has always been DTMF only - it was the old SALT (Subscribers Apparatus Line Test) from the 1980s on 175 which worked on both LD and DTMF signalling (th...

In forum General Technical Discussion

2 years ago
The young Germans repair a modern TV

Some hope for the new generations, a young lass from the Chaos Computer Club in Germany and her friends living in BaWü repair the LED backlight diffusers on a modern Philips TV (which would have cause...

In forum General Technical Discussion

2 years ago
Ekco Hostess Trolley

My aunt was using this on Boxing Day - I remember she has had it for about 30+ years, it was around when I was a young lad. I've also seen (and PAT tested) similar ones branded Philips. Still works we...

In forum General Technical Discussion

2 years ago
RE: Heard/seen anything interesting with the tropo lift?

in 1985 we had this black and white combination TV/radiocassette with Band I tuner (but 625 lines) and I saw a PM5544 with marked with TELEVERKET, NORGE from my room on the top floor of a house in Til...

In forum General Technical Discussion

3 years ago
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