I started this site with the intention of documenting some of the miscellaneous technology I have “appreciated” over the years. My plans changed after posting some information about my experiences as Chief Engineer at the University of Maryland RTVF studios quite a few years ago. During my years there, I had puzzled over exactly how the department’s technical facilities had developed into the conditions that were in place in 1977. I set aside my original intentions for this site, and have been focusing on delving into the history of UM RTVF (RATV) both before and after my “tenure” there. History is made by those who write it. So as you read, please comment with corrections or additional information.
If you haven’t been here lately, you might enjoy it more if you start with the older posts first.