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Old 08-29-2019, 04:31 PM
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What persons of any age are reading newspapers nowadays?

I don't get how magazines stay in business. I mean I can't see getting a Sports Illustrated in the mail to read up on all that stuff that I already knew about. Might as well pull the PDGA magazine into this as well. Talk about irrelevant.
I do. I have to have something to read in the bathroom. I don't own a phone, but you can be assured the last place I would take something I put to my face, is the bathroom.
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Old 08-29-2019, 05:10 PM
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It is funny, cause Terry and I were just talking after the podcast on Tuesday about sending a raw feed to another place where they could commentate over it, like another language or something. Or maybe just for fun like to the DGComedy guy.
Or alternate perspectives! You could send a stream to the secret underground studio at Ladies of the Chains Podcast. . .

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Old 08-29-2019, 05:28 PM
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It is funny, because this is the model that we have kinda been using since 2012. It is just now that many other places are feeling the financial pressure to go this route as well.

OH, and bicycling races have like $200K to put on 4 day broadcasts. WOW. Time to up our rates. hahaha.

It is funny, cause Terry and I were just talking after the podcast on Tuesday about sending a raw feed to another place where they could commentate over it, like another language or something. Or maybe just for fun like to the DGComedy guy.
Would it be possible to have a feed that is just the raw sound and just be able to hear the sounds from the course? I don't know about others, but part of my problem with live is that I can only listen to the commentators for so long before I get sick of hearing them (even the ones that I like a lot).

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Old 08-29-2019, 05:38 PM
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A raw feed where others can commentate? How about a mystery science theater 3000 version? Oh wait. That would be that live chat with voices. Lol

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Old 08-29-2019, 07:05 PM
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I've put a lot of thought into this. You need one of 2 things.
1. Wiring camera drops to different parts of the course. The problem with this is running thousands of feet of cable to locations. Not only is it expensive, but getting that cable to the course.

2. Wireless transmitters. This is difficult because most reasonable priced ones require a line of site. Which does no one any good at most of our best wooded courses. Wireless doesn't travel thru trees very well. So you would need to elevate the transmitter and receiver above the treeline. To do all of this at a public park would require a few additional days of work, then you probably need to have security to protect your equipment from theft during the day and overnight. And possibly permits to erect all this stuff.

So right now, for all intensive purposes cellular is our most reasonable option. The expansive nature of our sport is also what is holding us back.
Putting wires on a disc golf course sounds bad, whether it's underground or not.

Erecting temporary towers doesn't sound great either.

Later on in the thread someone said "blimp", but would a balloon with a mobile 4G base station do the trick? Height wouldn't be a problem, LOS is better than a tower. You bring it down and pack it up every day so it's more secure than the tower. Is that just a crazy idea?

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Old 08-29-2019, 08:26 PM
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Is there any wild speculation as to the sale price? One hundred million dollars??
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Old 08-29-2019, 08:39 PM
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Putting wires on a disc golf course sounds bad, whether it's underground or not.

Erecting temporary towers doesn't sound great either.

Later on in the thread someone said "blimp", but would a balloon with a mobile 4G base station do the trick? Height wouldn't be a problem, LOS is better than a tower. You bring it down and pack it up every day so it's more secure than the tower. Is that just a crazy idea?
It worked in the late 19th and early 20th centuries for artillery spotting. Why not! What's old is new again!
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Old 08-29-2019, 09:01 PM
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Putting wires on a disc golf course sounds bad, whether it's underground or not.

Erecting temporary towers doesn't sound great either.

Later on in the thread someone said "blimp", but would a balloon with a mobile 4G base station do the trick? Height wouldn't be a problem, LOS is better than a tower. You bring it down and pack it up every day so it's more secure than the tower. Is that just a crazy idea?
There's several tech companies trying to come up with ways to provide broad band through that method, I mean on a much bigger scale though, and higher up, but. That isn't a bad idea at all with a blimp or balloon or something.
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Old 08-29-2019, 11:00 PM
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There's several tech companies trying to come up with ways to provide broad band through that method, I mean on a much bigger scale though, and higher up, but. That isn't a bad idea at all with a blimp or balloon or something.
I said blimps...but since then ive been thinking about...drones. An array of drones arranged in 3d space to provide direct line of sight transmission?
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Old 08-30-2019, 12:01 AM
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I said blimps...but since then ive been thinking about...drones. An array of drones arranged in 3d space to provide direct line of sight transmission?
We should give this network in the sky a catchy name. . . sky network. . . sky net. . . Skynet! I love it! There's no way this could backfire!

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