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Re: MAB Virtual Media Show

Dan Kelley
 

Hi Jose....good to use with anyone, need not be in same office.

Thanks!


Dan Kelley
Director of Technical Services/Digital Communications Manager
Michigan Association of Broadcasters
820 N. Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48906
(517) 484-7444
Work from home cell: (517) 230-2898
dkelley@...


On Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 11:29 AM Jose luis bolanos <jose@...> wrote:
I haven't looked, but the 'friends' option, do they need to be in the same office?


Re: MAB Virtual Media Show

 

I haven't looked, but the 'friends' option, do they need to be in the same office?


MAB Virtual Media Show

Mark Wittkoski
 

Don’t forget just around the corner is the MAB Virtual Show. Below are some discount codes. Checkout the Website for the complete line up!

Active Promo Codes:
MABSHOW50 ($50 per person)
FRIENDS (2 people for $75)
FOUR (4 people for $100)

Learn More and Register at MABshow.com

 

Mark Wittkoski
Broadcast
Maintenance Engineer
WGVU Public Media
O: 616.331.6537
wittkosm@...

 


Message from Dave Grant

Tom Bosscher
 

From our friend Dave Grant down in Dallas:


It was a ROUGH week!

It started at 1::30 Monday morning with a text from the power company that rolling blackouts were going to occur.  Then a minute later my phone started ringing with power outages at a tower sites.  Then the Chief called to say the studios were on genny power and could I go take a look because several things didn't recover.  I live just a few minutes whereas everyone else is at least 40 minutes away.  Sure enough, roads were not that bad, about two to three inches of snow, but studios and a couple towers were on genny power.  So many calls later to try and convince Oncor, (grid manager) that we were a priority customer, we still couldn't get studio power back.  Ended up on that genny for 81 hours straight.  Days turned into night and vice versa.  Streets became packed ice, sprinkler pipes began to freeze, then feeder lines and mains.  All this time I had power at my house for a couple hours then it was off for 10-12 hours.  I had the sense to go out Friday and stock up on food, including fixins for Chili so one of the times I had power I immediately started a huge pot and got it to the edible point before I lost power again.  Ate Chili for three days!  Thursday night I got power back at home around 6 and so did the studio.  Back in to reset all the crap that cant take a power bump.  Got home about 8.  Tuesday Morning when I went in the temp was -1 in Dallas!  Crazy.  I had my winter coat and hat but no good winter gloves.  Had to wear work gloves from Lowes.

So after the power comes back and the people start warming up the houses then the water leaks REALLY start.  Fort Worth had something like 800 water main breaks.  They are still working on them.  Millions under boil water orders.  Many without water at all.  Arlington, (a very large city) had no water at all for a while.  Their distribution totally collapsed under the leaks and frozen pipes.  I had very low pressure for a couple days, (could put my finger in the tap to stop the flow) probably 10 lbs pressure at the most.  But at least I had water.

Lots of people homeless due to water damage.  Oh the stores, most didn't have power so they had to toss ALL of their frozen goods, dairy, meats, cheeses, etc.  Shelves are bare again, just like the days after covid shutdown.  I kept my fridge closed most of the time and didn't lose anything.

Most people here have the water heater in their garage, so those are the pipes that froze.  Plus they shallow bury everything, and allow pipes in outside walls.  More trouble.  Take a lesson from Michigan and don' do that!  Most houses don't even have natural gas, so no stove for heat, no hot water, no furnace if you had a small genny.  Just a big giant mess of a perfect storm.  I feel bad for these people.  I know one guy who lives in a large 8 story apt building, the entire building is on a huge genny.  He had power and water the whole time, but said his lights flickered a lot!  Damn the inconvenience!

I don't know if Texas will connect to the national grid or not, they should but then the federal regulations come in, maybe not such a bad thing.  It will be interesting to see how they re-regulate the industry here.

Some people had their bills tied to wholesale prices and got really screwed.  1 Mega watt went from something like $5.00 to $9000.00, and one guy they keep showing on TV, logged in to see his bill, $17,000.00 for three days of use!  That power re-seller told all its customers to switch providers.

I pay $.09 a KW hour fixed, but I just got the weekly summary and even with limited power the heating drove it up about 40 bucks. 

I just vegged out all weekend, Sunday was back to warmth again and 74 degrees.  What a change.

One thing I will say is that all of our gennys are regularly PM'ed, and they all ran perfectly.  It pays off to maintain.

Dave Grant



Re: SBE102 Monthly Meeting - Thu, 02/18/2021 12:00pm-1:00pm #cal-reminder

 


Re: SBE102 Monthly Meeting - Thu, 02/18/2021 12:00pm-1:00pm #cal-reminder

 

also SBE is running a Tower Design Standards webinar, on Thursday at 2 PM.


Cancelled Event: SBE102 Monthly Meeting - Thursday, 18 February 2021 #cal-cancelled

SBE102@groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

Cancelled: SBE102 Monthly Meeting

This event has been cancelled.

When:
Thursday, 18 February 2021
12:00pm to 1:00pm
(UTC-05:00) America/New York

Where:
SBE 102 Monthly meeting, Golden Coral, Alpine

Description:
SBE 102 Monthly meeting, Golden Coral, Alpine 12 noon


Re: SBE102 Monthly Meeting - Thu, 02/18/2021 12:00pm-1:00pm #cal-reminder

Mark Wittkoski
 

NO meeting this month. Working on something March.

 

Coming up in March is the Great Lakes Media Show (Virtual). It’s spread across 4 days. Only $50. Discounts for multiple people.

 

https://michmab.com/programs-events/great-lakes-media-show/

 

If you haven’t checked out the Nautel Transmission Talk Tuesday Discussions. Here is the link:

 

https://www.nautel.com/resources/webinars/transmission-talk-tuesday/transmission-talk-tuesday/

 

 

Be on the lookout for a Zoom meeting in March.

 

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Sent: Monday, February 15, 2021 12:00 PM
To: SBE102@groups.io
Subject: [SBE102] SBE102 Monthly Meeting - Thu, 02/18/2021 12:00pm-1:00pm #cal-reminder

 

Reminder: SBE102 Monthly Meeting

When: Thursday, 18 February 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/New York

Where:SBE 102 Monthly meeting, Golden Coral, Alpine

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Description: SBE 102 Monthly meeting, Golden Coral, Alpine 12 noon


SBE102 Monthly Meeting - Thu, 02/18/2021 12:00pm-1:00pm #cal-reminder

SBE102@groups.io Calendar <SBE102@...>
 

Reminder: SBE102 Monthly Meeting

When: Thursday, 18 February 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/New York

Where:SBE 102 Monthly meeting, Golden Coral, Alpine

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Description: SBE 102 Monthly meeting, Golden Coral, Alpine 12 noon


Re: Comcast & Media Com in Grand Rapids contact

Vic Van Deventer
 

Thank you.

Vic Van Deventer
TCT Network
616-895-4154


From: SBE102@groups.io <SBE102@groups.io> on behalf of David Oliver <oliverd@...>
Sent: Monday, February 8, 2021 4:56 PM
To: SBE102@groups.io <SBE102@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SBE102] Comcast & Media Com in Grand Rapids contact
 

Patrick Ostrander

West Michigan Headend Manager

(616) 291-8515

1560 Diamond Ave NE

Grand Rapids, MI. 49505


David Oliver
Director of Engineering
WGVU Public Media

On Feb 8, 2021, at 4:17 PM, Vic Van Deventer via groups.io <vvd@...> wrote:


Do you have a number for Pat?

From: SBE102@groups.io <SBE102@groups.io> on behalf of David Oliver <oliverd@...>
Sent: Monday, February 8, 2021 3:54 PM
To: SBE102@groups.io <SBE102@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SBE102] Comcast & Media Com in Grand Rapids contact
 
My contact is normally

Pat_Ostrander@...

David Oliver
Director of Engineering
WGVU Public Media

On Feb 8, 2021, at 3:13 PM, Vic Van Deventer via groups.io <vvd@...> wrote:


Does anyone have a contact in the engineering department for the Grand Rapids DMA for MediaCom & Comcast? Trying to rebuild a lost cable contact sheet.

Thanks,
Vic Van Deventer
WTLJ / TCT Network
616-644-8126


Re: Comcast & Media Com in Grand Rapids contact

David Oliver
 

Patrick Ostrander

West Michigan Headend Manager

(616) 291-8515

1560 Diamond Ave NE

Grand Rapids, MI. 49505


David Oliver
Director of Engineering
WGVU Public Media

On Feb 8, 2021, at 4:17 PM, Vic Van Deventer via groups.io <vvd@...> wrote:


Do you have a number for Pat?

From: SBE102@groups.io <SBE102@groups.io> on behalf of David Oliver <oliverd@...>
Sent: Monday, February 8, 2021 3:54 PM
To: SBE102@groups.io <SBE102@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SBE102] Comcast & Media Com in Grand Rapids contact
 
My contact is normally

Pat_Ostrander@...

David Oliver
Director of Engineering
WGVU Public Media

On Feb 8, 2021, at 3:13 PM, Vic Van Deventer via groups.io <vvd@...> wrote:


Does anyone have a contact in the engineering department for the Grand Rapids DMA for MediaCom & Comcast? Trying to rebuild a lost cable contact sheet.

Thanks,
Vic Van Deventer
WTLJ / TCT Network
616-644-8126


Re: Comcast & Media Com in Grand Rapids contact

Vic Van Deventer
 

Do you have a number for Pat?


From: SBE102@groups.io <SBE102@groups.io> on behalf of David Oliver <oliverd@...>
Sent: Monday, February 8, 2021 3:54 PM
To: SBE102@groups.io <SBE102@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SBE102] Comcast & Media Com in Grand Rapids contact
 
My contact is normally

Pat_Ostrander@...

David Oliver
Director of Engineering
WGVU Public Media

On Feb 8, 2021, at 3:13 PM, Vic Van Deventer via groups.io <vvd@...> wrote:


Does anyone have a contact in the engineering department for the Grand Rapids DMA for MediaCom & Comcast? Trying to rebuild a lost cable contact sheet.

Thanks,
Vic Van Deventer
WTLJ / TCT Network
616-644-8126


Re: Comcast & Media Com in Grand Rapids contact

David Oliver
 

My contact is normally

Pat_Ostrander@...

David Oliver
Director of Engineering
WGVU Public Media

On Feb 8, 2021, at 3:13 PM, Vic Van Deventer via groups.io <vvd@...> wrote:


Does anyone have a contact in the engineering department for the Grand Rapids DMA for MediaCom & Comcast? Trying to rebuild a lost cable contact sheet.

Thanks,
Vic Van Deventer
WTLJ / TCT Network
616-644-8126


Comcast & Media Com in Grand Rapids contact

Vic Van Deventer
 

Does anyone have a contact in the engineering department for the Grand Rapids DMA for MediaCom & Comcast? Trying to rebuild a lost cable contact sheet.

Thanks,
Vic Van Deventer
WTLJ / TCT Network
616-644-8126


SBE102 Monthly Meeting, no meeting this month - Thu, 01/21/2021 12:00pm-1:00pm #cal-reminder

SBE102@groups.io Calendar <SBE102@...>
 

Reminder: SBE102 Monthly Meeting, no meeting this month

When: Thursday, 21 January 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/New York

Where:No meeting this month

View Event

Description: SBE 102 Monthly meeting, No meeting this month


SBE102 Monthly Meeting, no meeting this month - Thu, 01/21/2021 12:00pm-1:00pm #cal-reminder

SBE102@groups.io Calendar <SBE102@...>
 

Reminder: SBE102 Monthly Meeting, no meeting this month

When: Thursday, 21 January 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/New York

Where:No meeting this month

View Event

Description: SBE 102 Monthly meeting, No meeting this month


Re: Mic Arms

George Lake
 

All mic arms have been sold.


On Thu, Jan 7, 2021 at 3:43 PM Jose luis bolanos <jose@...> wrote:
yeah, no such setting from Zoom, I've been looking to roll a solution for church services. We use an BM ATEM mini at one of the locations, and of course blackMagic will send you other parts to make Tally work



--
George A Lake
Chief Engineer

91.3 WCSG
3181 Bradford St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525-6432
Office 616-942-1500 x2866


Re: Mic Arms

 

yeah, no such setting from Zoom, I've been looking to roll a solution for church services. We use an BM ATEM mini at one of the locations, and of course blackMagic will send you other parts to make Tally work


Re: Mic Arms

George Lake
 

That's a good question the answer to which is dependent on Zoom  or your pc providing some sort of signaling.  The tally only needs a power source and relay or open collector to operate.


On Thu, Jan 7, 2021 at 2:11 PM Jose luis bolanos <jose@...> wrote:
can I make the tally work with zoom? 



--
George A Lake
Chief Engineer

91.3 WCSG
3181 Bradford St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525-6432
Office 616-942-1500 x2866


Re: Mic Arms

 

can I make the tally work with zoom? 

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