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THE TRANSMISSION GALLERY

TALES FROM A COLD FIELD

Being fairy-stories told to the author as a young engineer
© Ray Cooper, 2005 (2nd revised edition, Jan 2006)

 

INDEX

1.

Preamble

2.

To begin at the beginning

3.

The "Robinsons" Complain

4.

The Infamous Space-warp Incident

5.

Shaving Seconds

6.

Marmite to the Rescue

7.

Something in Reserve

8.
The Quieter Years; The Writing on the Wall; Turning down the Wick
9.
"In eighteen months, medium-wave broadcasting will be dead..."
10.
The Coming of Stereo
11.
The Buzz Factories
12.
Hullabaloo and Custard
13.
And now, in colour.
14.
Positively the Last Open Day Ever
15.
Retreat of the Daleks
There Seem to be a Lot of Parts Left Over.
A transmitting site isn't just about transmitters. There are always lots of other details, which I haven't been able to fit into any of the foregoing. For greater completeness, here are a few...
  APPENDICES
A:
The Half-Crown Tour, 1950 style
Meet the Staff
B:
The original Band I TV Aerials
C:
The Reserve TV Mast
D:
How to Navigate T2
E:
The STC FM Transmitters
F:
Getting Excited over FM
G:
The UHF Power Amplifiers
16.
The Juice
17.
The Picture
18.
The T.O.B.F.
19.
Testing Times
20.
The End of the Road

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