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Engineer's Log
Part 3 of NAB 2017


Tuesday, April 25, 2017:  Great weather, as usual in Las Vegas.  Distant mountains shown golden in the sun.
 
Some people were "all eyes" at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention.
 
Not out yet for the public, but on demonstration at the NAB convention was 8K television. 
Stunningly clean/crisp pictures and no blur with movement.
There was amazing sound which was better than AM radio, FM radio, and HD radio. 
 
Some wanted to be photographed and others wanted to do video photography with the latest equipment.
 
Some dressed extravagantly for the occasion.  You can do whatever you want when away from home.
Not surprising, there is a shortage of broadcast engineers. 
This card and candy were used to lure engineers to work for the Salem Media Group in wonderful markets including Hawaii. 
Oh, to be young again to get one of those jobs.
 
The monorail is a great way to get around Las Vegas.  Mark and Paula hopped on to see the town.
 
Hmmm....what is that lion looking at?  Oh, It is a sign for Battista's, a famous Italian restaurant.  Let's go in and look around.
 
One of the attractions at the restaurant is Gordy the accordion player.  A fun guy.
Then there was Moosolini, a stuffed moose with a name something like Benito Mussolini, an Italian Prime Minister during WWII. 
Mussolini aligned his country with Nazi Germany and became so disliked that Italians shot him dead in April 1945.
 
However, we live in happier times now.  Gordy played his accordion for Paula while good friend Jess Meyer looked on. 
 
The evening with 25 or more radio broadcast engineers was hosted by Chris Kreger (on the left) of RF Specialties, a great guy.
Everyone had a good time.  Batista's serves spaghetti and Ziti (like lasagna).  Nothing fancy, just great food and all the wine a diner can drink.
It made for a friendly and comfortable dining atmosphere even if it was a bit tight getting everyone in the room.

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

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