ABC TV at GH in the Fifties

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Staff - TV Engineering

As an example of a working department at Hill Gore, the section below covers the structure of TV Engineering. It should be noted that the Head Office Staff structure was called Technical Services while the NSW State structure was TV Engineering. Technician staff were multiskilled in that they installed, operated and maintained the broadcasting facilities.

For other designations of staff at Head Office and Gore Hill see Staff - Classifications and Rates of Pay.

TV Engineering Station Staff Complement in 1959

Three Supervising Technicians Grade C assigned to Studios, Central Equipment and Outside Broadcast Facilities.

Eleven Supervising Technicians Grade B assigned to Training, Master Control, Telecine, Telerecorder, Technical Producers Pool, Outside Broadcast Planning

Fourteen Supervising Technicians Grade A assigned to Master Control/Telecine, Outside Broadcast Van, Links, Studio Lighting and Maintenance.

Twenty Senior Technicians assigned to all operational areas.

Twenty seven Technicians assigned to all operational areas.

Various Technician Assistants assigned to Studio lighting rigging, camera crane operation,Telercorder film processing, Outside Broadcast Van, Links and Maintenance.

VideoTape using the AMPEX two inch quad machines was yet to become operational.

Training was a one man operation by John Watson.

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