Recollections of BBC engineering from 1922 to 1997
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|21 Jan 2022||Calrec console||
writes: "I would like to expand a BBC Calrec J-series console I have
in my possession. I would be interested in any complete consoles or
any parts (PQ10,/PQ14/PQ15S, RL23'S or any console frame/sidecars
etc), in any condition. Thanks." (Reposted from 2013)
He is now also looking for Schematics/User Manuals/Service Notes for the same console.
|22 Dec 2021||BBC Roving Eye Citroen CX||Paul Elkington is recreating the BBC Roving Eye Citroen CX from the early 1980s and would appreciate help with any info regarding the layout of the inside of the vehicle, as he wants to faithfully reproduce it as close to the original as possible. He has a CX and work has started. He has the TBC, LDK, waveform, vector and monochrome monitor, the BBC coms rack and the Cox equipment, but needs to find a Barco colour monitor. He has a couple of pictures that help a lot, but it is the equipment that's out of site that he needs info on, especially the tx and rx kit.|
|14 Jul 2020||BBC Select||
developers would like to speak to anyone who was involved in BBC
Select. We're looking for Selector receivers, Viewing or Installer
smart cards, and any information we can find on the system --
especially the encoder.
The team is hoping to extend our work in generating VideoCrypt signals to also generate VideoCrypt-S (Select) signals. Please see https://github.com/fsphil/hacktv for more information on the project
Our aim is to preserve the technical means of generating these signals for future generations.
|17 May 2021||AM4/507||Brian Summers from the MCR21 project would appreciate donations of AM4/507 distribution amplifiers.|
|5 Jan 2021||Bournemouth 6BM||
Donachie is researching the early BBC station 6BM located in
Bournemouth (1923-1939) and is very interested in the following
|5 Jul 2020||ED Specs||
would appreciate copies of the following Equipment Department
ED112 Cables & Wires, General Specification
ED120 Technical Equipment, General Specification
ED121 General Conditions of Contract
ED138 Anodised Finish (i.e. for metallic materials treatments on alu. housings- Iím sure like most companies this is going to closely resemble DEF STAN 03-24/25 and the BS of the time)
ED139 Requirements for the Manufacture of Printed Wiring Boards (includes the PCB Photostat process)
ED141 Requirements for the Gold Plating of Edge Contacts on Printed Wiring Boards
ED143 Wiring Techniques Utilising Solderless Wrapped Joints
ED155 Requirements for solder Resist and Component Placement Legends on Printed Wiring Boards
ED2200 Equipment Department Finishes, General Specification Series (I believe this doc has the BBC 'Grey' electronic equpt. spec in it)
ED3002 Insulating Tubing and Sleeving
|15 Jun 2020||Uher Report Monitor - speed mods||
David McMahon writes: "Does anybody have the detailed
information on how to convert a BBC modified single speed (7.5 ips)
Uher Report Monitor portable tape recorder back to a standard 4 speed
I know roughly the main areas:-
1. Speed change control shaft (cut off) to be re-instated, how (just new shaft or new speed control), where can shaft/control/control knob be obtained ?
2. Speed control micro switches rewiring (K5/K6/K8).
3. Double Start micro switch (K4) back to single switch.
4. Double Rewind micro switch (K7) back to single switch.
5. Cut track on main circuit board to be re-instated.
Note - the document on various web sites detailing the BBC modifications to the Uher Report IC & L models does not appear to touch upon the fixed speed modifications."
|30 Mar 2020||DD Report from 1949 - Swarf removal||
John Lancaster is desperately trying to find a BBC Designs Report.
Number I.5 (49). It is in relation to swarf removal on disc recording
systems and is referenced in
Technical Instruction R4, page 22.
Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.
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