Thursday, 18 September 2014

Comms alert

Hard on the heels of this morning's Referendum blogpost... here's another one.

The circumstances are a bit different.

The phone rings, the caller wants a bit of help with an urgent job...

[Him] Meet at 4pm and we'll be done by 6pm.

[Me] OK.

It turns out that Sky TV needed another broadband feed for the broadcast from Kirkwall Grammar School where the Orkney result will be announced.

Here's BBC Radio Orkney's take on the event preparations.

And here's mine...

Ours is the wee temporary mount just left of centre. A feed from the dish to inside the building, then a couple of ethernet cable runs through the building to the media platform.

It almost felt like being back in the game.

The sound check was brilliant. Some bloke (who I recognised as a fiddle player) let fly with:

"The Referendum results for Orkney are...

Yes... zero.

No... zero.

Spoiled ballot papers... 17,934."

Gotta love Orcadians!


biobabbler said...

That's a good one. I like it.

Such a cute little dish down there. Humble. =)

Imperfect and Tense said...

It's not so much how big it is... ;o)