Democratic National Convention
The Fleet Center
Preparations

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Many weeks before...



Time to get real...


A temporary building was built for the print media. This came down after the DNC concluded.


Long lines to get in even for the media. Note the double riot fencing.

Once inside one might get frisked after passing through the magnetometer.

The Uniformed Division of the Secret Service checked all bags.


Ah-ha! We're in!


Inside...


Two rows of television skyboxes.
The Hearst-Argyle Television skybox is just right of center.



The DNC Frequency coordination team sets up shop.

(Photo courtesy Peter Simpson, KA1AXY)


Gentlemen, man your spectrum analyzers...

(Photo by Peter Simpson, KA1AXY)



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Posted: January 12 2005
Bob Lamm, SMPTE/New England Newsletter/Web Page Editor
blamm@cync.com