3 Tacolneston 11 Mendlesham (Anglia)colly0410 wrote:... However what would be other side of 10? ...
colly0410 wrote:(Was 12 next to 9 for Lancashire? ..
colly0410 wrote:I can remember the dial on our TV in early 60's were channels 1 to 13 & to change channel you had to go from 4 (BBC) to 8 (ITV) & back here in Nottingham = 4 clicks.
ntscuser wrote:colly0410 wrote:I can remember the dial on our TV in early 60's were channels 1 to 13 & to change channel you had to go from 4 (BBC) to 8 (ITV) & back here in Nottingham = 4 clicks.
It was second nature to me as a kid (in Coventry), did it without even thinking.
With the tuner design that Bush used, sequential numbering was the only way - until they realised that the design was eminently suitable for the first 'Bush' button sets ...raditechman wrote:Of course on many tuners you could move the "biscuits" (clip in coils) and put the channels adjacent if the customer wanted it that way. The numbers of course would not be correct.
Not possible on the Fireball tuner.
I think it was better to have a long spin, say in London from 1-9, as it gave the contacts a bit of a clean!.
Terrykc wrote:With the tuner design that Bush used, sequential numbering was the only way - until they realised that the design was eminently suitable for the first 'Bush' button sets ...
1 to 9 was only 5 clicks if you went 13, 12, 11, 10, 9 and vice versa. As for keeping the contacts clean, they only moved to select Band I or Band III, so it didn't matter which way you went!
colly0410 wrote: I suppose we were the only Country that had channel out of sequence rotary VHF tuners, unless someone knows different..
Katie Bush wrote:Ah, the "Telepic" tuner, as used on our TV75, an elegant little tuner ...
Katie Bush wrote: I remember the performance we had with ours when the fine tuning knob broke free from its shank - just at the time of the Emley Moor mast failure.. Switching back and forth every once in a while to "check up on Yorkshire Television" became something of an art ...
CrustyTV wrote:Here's a BRC 1400 VHF tuner from stock with its allocations.
Terrykc wrote:Yorkshire Television? Yorkshire was still covered by Granada at the time of the Emley Moor collapse, surely?
You are correct, Frank - it was 9th July 1968, to be precise and the Emley Moor collapse was the following March.nuvistor wrote:From what I recall, Yorkshire TV started in the summer 1968 and the mast fell down March 69, I think the loss of revenue through a smaller service area until the new mast was constructed gave the very young Yorkshire TV a few financial headaches.
colly0410 wrote:I wonder how much smaller the service area was with the temporary Emley Moor mast? Wonder if those who lost signal had only BBC1 or did they get a snowy ITV picture from another TX?
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