Low-Power Television Transmitter (Field Trials)

Oral Answers to Questions — Wireless and Television – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th December 1957.

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Photo of Mr Frank Hayman Mr Frank Hayman , Falmouth and Camborne 12:00 am, 18th December 1957

asked the Postmaster-General what progress is being made in the development of a low-power television transmitter to serve areas now getting bad reception.

Photo of Mr Ernest Marples Mr Ernest Marples , Wallasey

The British Broadcasting Corporation hope that the prototype of a low-power unattended transmitter will be ready for field trials early in the New Year. Amongst other things, these trials will show the kind of areas for which this equipment is likely to be suitable.

Photo of Mr Frank Hayman Mr Frank Hayman , Falmouth and Camborne

Is the Minister aware that that reply will give very great satisfaction in West Cornwall in particular, in some parts of which reception is now very bad?