Project Vivat! Recreating Television History


Laying out the anti-vibration mounts and constructing the wooden frame to hold the monitor.

Now there’s the little matter of the monitor itself. The original one that we were intending to use in the production area had some mechanical damage so it was decided to tackle the “spare” unit. After changing a number of components (mainly failed TCC capacitors) the monitor duly sprang to life. We have found that bulk replacement of TCC coupling capacitors is the only way to ensure a lasting restoration of most items from this period.

Above: the monitor undergoing restoration

Left: the usual pile of TCC capacitors!