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Transmitter Operations - Reminiscences
Auntie’s 45 Year Love Affair with ET4336
This is a story of the cold war, the 1953 coronation and the start of local radio. It is also a story of bureaucratic vandalism, as well as engineering ingenuity and efficiency.
The article is reproduced with permission of Radio Bygones magazine, where it first appeared in issue 87 (Feb/Mar 2004) and issue 88 (Apr/May 2004). www.radiobygones.co.uk The editor's permission is gratefully acknowledged.
Although it was published in two parts it so happens that the page numbers are consecutive (26 to 33) and it is presented here as eight one-page PDF files with file names p26 to p33. Please use the Back button on your browser to return to this page and select the required page of the article.
After reading the story you might like to see "Television arrives in Northern Ireland" on the Divis page as this video briefly shows the ET4336 at Glencairn.
OP4: A designation in the BBC grading system.
MTT: Mobile Transmitter Trailer.
AEiC: Assistant Engineer in Charge
STM: Senior Transmitter Manager.
AMS: Antenna Maintenance Supervisor.
WOF: Woofferton Transmitting Station.