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Old 15th Apr 2021, 6:54 pm   #181
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I recently totted up the transmitter powers at CP, assumed they are erp's not eirp's and a mean frequency of 550 MHz, and fed this into the Ofcom ICNIRP calculator, I got a minimum safe distance of 434 metres.

Of course, this is 'in the beam' though....

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Thanks Steve. I calculated the (straight line, fixed height) distance on google maps, and I got 390 metres. The distance to the top (220m height) is roughly 450m, which is closer to your minimum safe distance of 434 metres (phew!), but still...

Do you know where I could find the radiation pattern for the CP transmitter?

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Old 15th Apr 2021, 7:47 pm   #182
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Steve, I found the radiation pattern at ofcom:
https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/asse...l-plan-v13.pdf

Is the azimuthal angle measured with respect to North?

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Old 16th Apr 2021, 3:00 am   #183
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Hi Helder.

Since this is now going rather off-topic for the thread, I shall reply by Private Message.

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Old 18th Apr 2021, 4:12 pm   #184
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A pre-war group. But what's the large screen set? It seems to have too many grille spars to be a Baird...

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Old 18th Apr 2021, 4:26 pm   #185
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The T5 has three bars (or five if you count the top and bottom). The later T5C and T23 just have two.

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Old 21st Apr 2021, 6:34 am   #186
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Photographer John Myers shot a collection called "Ten Televisions" from Middle England which can be seen on his website here:

http://www.johnmyersphotographs.com/...elevisions.php
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Old 21st Apr 2021, 7:47 am   #187
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"Myers claims that the people and places he photographed were ordinary, neither particularly attractive nor particularly strange, but to read these pictures of a contained 1970s world today is to be struck above all by their pastness, which is a distinct form of strangeness and one tinged with melancholy."

Yes, the 1970s is a period best forgotten.

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Old 1st May 2021, 12:35 pm   #188
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What is this projection set?

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Edit: just spotted the Decca badge. I'll now hotfoot it over to Jonz site to see if there's more info
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Old 1st May 2021, 7:22 pm   #189
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Hi Steve,

From Jonz site the Decca Kensington is like the Knightsbridge but with bookshelves either side which could be what is hidden behind the opened doors in your photo.

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Old 2nd May 2021, 8:47 pm   #190
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One in the Scott household. Photo from 40 years ago. A GEC C2041 that was my very first colour TV bought off a pile of ex-rental sets in a back street warehouse.

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Old 2nd May 2021, 10:44 pm   #191
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Is that a Cannon Gas Miser I can see peeping round the edge of the picture?

Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of my first colour television - a Philips G8 (model 3720?)
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Old 2nd May 2021, 10:59 pm   #192
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Yes, I was really into Cannon Gasmisers in those days, mainly pulled from skips and some years later I bought half a dozen ex-rental G8s to repair and sell but unlike the 2041 they were all sin bins sets each with multiple board faults so it took me rather longer than I expected to fix them and I only got 5 working sets out of the bunch in the end.

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Old 3rd May 2021, 11:34 am   #193
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A friend set me this picture over WhatsApp the other day during a discussion about (trouser) braces!

I think the set here is a Pye FV1C. I had one of these many years ago. It always seemed too short to me to be a 'proper' console, so I made a plinth for it.

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Old 3rd May 2021, 12:47 pm   #194
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Shown before elsewhere on this forum but included here for completeness... well, if you allow a hospital to stand in for a home.

That could well be the mains lead strung out, doing duty as a "Baird Mains Aerial"!

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Old 3rd May 2021, 2:14 pm   #195
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That could well be the mains lead strung out, doing duty as a "Baird Mains Aerial"!
... and just waiting for someone to walk into it!
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Here's another scene from Andy's book: 2nd pic. What's the date? About 1958?

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That photo of the Ferguson Golden Glide was actually taken in Leeds circa 1994 at the home of my late friend and tv collector Pat Hildred. And yes the record player next to it was a Pye. Pat collected many sets - the stack of 1950s tvs shown in Andy's book also belonged to him. He enthusiasm for all things 50s/60s was limitlesss and he was a great inspiration. A good friend and sadly missed.

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Photographer John Myers shot a collection called "Ten Televisions" from Middle England which can be seen on his website here:

http://www.johnmyersphotographs.com/...elevisions.php
Wow, some fabulous photos there! Interesting to note how many of the sets are rentals, mostly from Granada.

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Wow, some fabulous photos there! Interesting to note how many of the sets are rentals, mostly from Granada.

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Yes, most with the ubiquitous vase of flowers on the top, providing the spillages that kept us busy.
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Wow, some fabulous photos there! Interesting to note how many of the sets are rentals, mostly from Granada.

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Yes, most with the ubiquitous vase of flowers on the top, providing the spillages that kept us busy.
Are we going to identify the sets? Let's have a go...

First row: 17" BRC 1500; Philips 300 series; Granada badged GEC series 1
Second row: Granada portable* x 2 and a Baird 1500 (just like my gran had!)
Third row: RBM/Murphy A640 chassis; Granada badged BRC950?; Another portable
Fourth row: Looks like another rental BRC 1500. Never seen that presentation before. Does it say Multibroadcast bottom left? Hmm.

* The Granada-badged portables are interesting. I recognise the sets but don't know who made them. I think they are possibly Japanese imports.

Interesting that the photos date from 1973 and not a colour set in sight.

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The Granada portables could be Hitachis as they seemed to supply some of the smaller Granada sets later on in the 1970s & into the 1980s.

Frank Spencer managed to cause a fault on a similar Baird badged 1500 in an episode of Some Mothers Do Ave Em, once I worked out a potential model number, but can't remember it now.
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