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Engineer's Log
Part 2 of NAB 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017:  This National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas drew 104,000 people from around the world. 
(l-r Chris Scheerer of SBE and Mark Persons)  The Society of Broadcaster Engineers booth was on the list of places to stop at.
Mark signed up for the Mentor Program to help teach new or young radio broadcast engineers.  More on that later.
The convention display floors were busy. 
Lots of novel things to see.
Mark enjoyed operating a 1960s vintage RCA black and white television camera.
It was brought to the convention to advertise the Museum of Broadcast Technology in Woonsocket, RI, and the Texas Broadcast Museum in Kilgore TX.
There he is, your handsome broadcast engineer Mark Persons, in living black and white video. 
My how television picture quality has changed over the years!
Television cameras are fantastic in digital nowadays.
A demonstration of standard vs HDR (High Dynamic Range) in 2K and 4K UltraHD television images. 
The HDR makes the images "pop" out to be more interesting to look at.
B&H Photo Video Pro Audio was there from New York.  They supply equipment to amateur photographers and broadcast stations everywhere.
Their personal service is excellent.
Stay tuned, more to come at the NAB convention.

After convention hours, Paula ran into her old friend Elvis Presley.  Elvis did an eight-year run as an entertainer at the Las Vegas Hilton, years ago.
Then it was off to check out one of Guy Fieri's restaurants.  You've probably seen him on the Food Network.
A huge burger and fries, then a huge chocolate dessert.  Who could pass that up? 
Guy goes around the country to find great restaurants for his television program and comes back with recipes for his own eateries.

The stories go on and on.  Stop in again sometime.  I'll leave the soldering iron on for you. 
Mark W. Persons
Ham W0MH

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