Even on a very cold and rainy winter evening, stalwart members of the BSN made it through the grim weather to enjoy an evening of open discussion and business networking.
It was a pleasure to greet two of our newest members, Andy Frost and John Bourke, both of whom entered into the discussion with great enthusiasm.
Neil Neusten gave a talk on the challenges of live TV streaming and in particular on a recent televised World Chess championship – the players apparently being much faster than you would expect from a normal chess game – clearly Neil is a Grandmaster of the sharp end of live/streaming TV. Jack Beuchler spoke on the perennial C vs. Ku vs. Ka band pros and cons and the future of profitable LEO systems, both generated a lot of discussion amongst all attendees, obviously still topics of interest to our member base. Martin Coleman gave an in-depth and impassioned account of the challenges of running his SIG organisation within budgetary constraints, whilst maintaining its relevance to its member base.
Individual presentations kept to 5 minutes (mostly) – as usual no PowerPoint presentations were allowed in order to keep the conversation flowing.
So yet another successful Open Mike evening with lively discussion, despite lower than usual attendance numbers due to the appalling weather conditions.