Boykin Did a nice section over on the Army Pictorial; Group ...
late 1952 to early 1954 I was stationed at the Signal Corps Pictorial
Center in Long Island City n Y. At the time I was a member of a unit known
as the Signal Corps Mobile Television System. It was really great duty.
I am enclosing rough copies of material of that time frame which would
pertain to the activities of SCPC and the 9440TSU. (See
photographs and correspondence below.)
CORPS MOBILE TELEVISION SYSTEM
the 1950's the Signal Corps Mobile Television System/as based at the
Signal Corps Pictorial Center (SCPC) in Long Island City, NY.
unit was composed of 9 officers and 18 enlisted men.
unit was considered mobile because the entire operation was composed of 9
vehicles as indicated below:
or production truck - Transmitter generator
and equipment truck - Receiver and video
Receiver generator and equipment truck- Kinescope
recorder bus - Hi-lift or special purpose truck- Shop truck - Personnel
bus- Staff car
major equipment trucks were equipped with latest commercial broadcast
grade television equipment. The trucks were well-equipped and had 3
cameras with the latest zoom type lens.
unit traveled throughout the US to demonstrate and evaluate the use of TV
for the military environment. Places visited were:
Point - Fort Bragg - Fort
Monmouth - Fort Eustis - Fort
Monroe - Fort Benning - Camp
Gordon - Aberdeen Proving Grounds
would be interesting to note that the majority of the enlisted staff were
draftees from the commercial television broadcast industry.
and article provided by Edward Boykin: at link below. See it!
COLLECTION WITH LOTS MORE PHOTOS HERE