FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: Dave Baldwin
The BBC’s alternative to Test Card F for many years – Test Card G.
[00:00:00] TEST CARD: a short recording of this electronically generated pattern, which on this occasion was not accompanied by music or tone.
This is believed to be BBC Scotland’s Test Card G generator.
This off-air recording is believed to have taken place in Yorkshire. Potentially due to switching on the BBC Two network distribution. But somewhat perplexing that BBC Scotland’s Test Card G would be going out in the Yorkshire region.
We’re fairly confident it’s not BBC Birmingham’s Test Card G, as that generator had a narrower font for the channel name. But could it be BBC Manchester’s, as contributor SteveB (see comments below) hints?
You can read more about that and about Test Card G in our test card history feature – link below.
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PICTURED: BBC Two Test Card G. COPYRIGHT: BBC.