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Thursday, 14 August 2008

TV Detector Vans

In our previous post about TV Detection we mentioned that the BBC was very shy when it came to revealing how many detector vans they actually had.

Thankfully the company that fitted the most recent (June 2003) detector vans, dB Broadcast, were so pleased to be awarded the rolling maintenance and recalibration contract that they let slip an important piece of information.

In their 2004 end of year summary dB say the contract "involves one dedicated test engineer and one wiring technician working on each of the vehicles for a week at a time every six months."

It therefore follows that the new detector van fleet is a maximum of 24 vehicles. In all likelihood the actual fleet is probably smaller than that, with even fewer vans operating on any given day.

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