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Home Up Lisnagarvey/Blaw-Knox 2 Towers
List of Reminiscences

Approximately in chronological order

Lisnagarvey and the Blaw-Knox mast
Aubrey McKibben examines the reasons for the strange mast at this transmitting station.

A tale of two towers - Geoff Platts (404KB PDF file)
Recalls the rivalry between the BBC and IBA as ITV launched its London service.
(Article originally written for "The Veteran").

Giving TV Mast a Rocket - Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Geoff Platts) (730KB PDF file)
Testing the Crystal Palace Mast in 1957.

The Penge Pub Effect - Geoff Platts (1.5MB PDF file)
Recalls improvements to television transmitters to overcome breakdowns and poor reception.
(Article originally written for "The Veteran").

A Close Run Thing or how the Yorkshire Instinct saved the Day - Geoff Platts
A little known story about the start of UHF TV broadcasting in the UK.
(Article originally written for "The Veteran").

The Background to and Engineering of VHF/FM Radio Broadcasting in the UK - by Geoff Platts

New: Droitwich antenna and building - Tony Smith

New: UHF TV Relay installations - Tony Smith

New: Various installations on tall masts - Tony Smith

New: Tarquin's Tales!

Site Acquisition Section:
A brief introduction and a summary of its development by George Bath.
More on Site Acquisition Section By Alex Rothney

Re-cabling the feeders inside the Marconi Antenna perched on top of the Pontop Pike mast - Tony Smith.

Installing Antennas and feeders at Sandale - Tony Smith

Replacing the mounting structure and antenna system at Fitful Head - Tony Smith

Transmission Engineering management conference 1987 (Click thumbnail and use Back button to return)  -  Contributed by Graham Smith

Transmission Engineering management conference 1988.  (Click thumbnail and use Back button to return)  -  Contributed by Graham Smith

Transmission Engineering/Operations management conference 1991. Only people from Tx Engineering are shown. (Click thumbnail and use Back button to return)  -  Contributed by Graham Smith