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Peter Smith – Rest In Peace

Posted on: January 1st, 2019 | Category: Uncategorized

Remembering at the start of 2019 Peter Smith who supported museums, groups and individuals with his masterful engineering skills and with his passion for early radio and television technology. Many are the folks who saw in museums and on numerous television programmes original radio and television equipment working again, not realising that it was Peter who had made it all possible.

Contacting me via the online form

Posted on: September 27th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

I’d be delighted to hear from anyone genuinely interested in contacting me. However please note that I will only reply if you identify yourself.

The RTS’s longest-standing Fellow – Paul Reveley

Posted on: August 1st, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

Paul Reveley, Fellow of the Television Society since late 1937, and television pioneer who worked with John Logie Baird in the 1930s, talked with me in June 2015. My article celebrating Paul’s full life in television and engineering is in the latest July/August 2015 issue of the Journal and is available at the RTS website (

‘Achievement of Television’ Paper is Editor’s Choice

Posted on: January 22nd, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

Currently, Maney Publishing is offering free download of my paper (see earlier post) as one of their ‘Editor’s Choice’ papers. It can be found at: then click on the ‘Editor’s Choice’ tab. (This link works only when you enter the ‘Recent News’ area.)

UPDATE: 11th Jan 2018. Although the paper has remained as the 4th most read paper in this Journal since publication, it has recently reverted to being available for a fee to the publishers.

IET reduce price of ‘Restoring Baird’s Image’

Posted on: November 27th, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized

The IET have announce a price drop until 19th December 2014 of many of their books including ‘Restoring Baird’s Image’. The book is now £17 against a list price of £34 and against a standard member’s 35% discount price of around £22.

It’s NOT obvious from their website, or even searchable from either their main website or via Google search. You would really need to type in –
or ring +441438767328 or 01438767328 from within the UK.

Their instruction for phone orders is –

“To order simply quote the code “BOOKSALE50” for telephone orders.”

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