Recollections of BBC engineering from 1922 to 1997
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Designs Department - The Sections
Designs Department was organised into sections that specialised in specific aspects of broadcasting. Inevitably the structure changed between 1947 and 1987, but the menu shows the general distribution of activities.
The Sections were numbered. There were some changes, but for much of the time they were as follows:-
Section 1: Special Studies
Section 2: Monitoring and Control
Section 3: Sound
Section 4: Services
Section 5: Radio Frequency
Section 6: Transmission
Section 7: Recording
Section 8: Television
Section 9: Measurements
The text shown under section headings is presently taken from one document dated 14 March 1973, written by Dennis Haines. This account of Designs Department's first 25 years gives some insight, but it is by no means complete. In due course it might be updated, but in the meantime please see Reminiscences for further information.