Power Out In Denver Chaser Conference

Doug_Kiesling

As soon as Jon Davies was finishing up his speech this morning, power failed at the chaser conference. I'm on my mobile setup but the whole hotel is dark and people are stuck in the elevators.

Not sure what is happening but word is that this is from the extreme cold and or that the whole area of the city is dark.

What everyone is sure of, this hotel does not have backup power systems and kind of sucks now.

You could say that chasers getting to experience hurricane aftermath conditions.
 
Update

As of now, power is still out but were back up running. Word is that Tim Samaras ran power from his truck to run the laptop and projector for the presentations.
 
from www.kusa.com website:

XCEL Energy is urging customers to limit usage of natural gas and electricity. Extremely high demand due to the low cold has the possibility of causing outages. Sporadic outages have been reported throughout the metro area.
 
Originally posted by Doug_Kiesling


You could say that chasers getting to experience hurricane aftermath conditions.

I highly doubt you guys were experiencing post-hurricane conditions. The infrastructure is still standing, afterall!
 
Re: Update

Originally posted by Doug_Kiesling
As of now, power is still out but were back up running. Word is that Tim Samaras ran power from his truck to run the laptop and projector for the presentations.

The upside is that if the phone network goes out, you probably have the largest collection of hams in all of Colorado right there in the hotel. :D
 
Originally posted by Jcook


I highly doubt you guys were experiencing post-hurricane conditions. The infrastructure is still standing, afterall!

Ok, we can call it Enron like conditions with the now rolling black out.
 
Originally posted by Caleb Lawrence
I wonder if any children will be born 9 months later after the elevators sticking...

I hope not, Jeff Piotrosky was in there with us... LOL :lol:
 
Originally posted by Caleb Lawrence
I wonder if any children will be born 9 months later after the elevators sticking...

Let's hope so! A few more weather nuts would be a benefit to this old lump of mud called earth :)

Pat
 
Wow, that's some craptacular convention coincidence.

I CERTAINLY won't mention the weather conditions here, because that would be plain rude (not that some aren't enjoying Denver's weather).
Denver is pretty good at a couple deep freezes per winter. In fact, there was a pretty cold one 10 years ago this month.

Y'know, back then we didn't HAVE the Stormchaser Conference! We froze in our cars with dead batteries and begged winter to be over. That's the way it was and we LIKED it!
 
I think we all know it's Doug's fault... I saw him do it.
He hit that red button that says do not touch on it.

-John
 
I was also stuck in the elevator with Jeff Piotrosky and 8 others. i got some pretty hillarious video of the whole event :lol: . It was definitely an experience ill never forget. lol!

tho i highly doubt it, it would be pretty cool if we all got some $$ off our bills for being victimized by that elevator :D !
 
Originally posted by Doug_Kiesling
You could say that chasers getting to experience hurricane aftermath conditions.

Yeah, I bet that flooding in the hotel there is getting pretty bad eh! :lol:

I hope all of you that made the trip up there had fun and have a safe trip back. Sounds like a weekend to remember.
 
I am glad the power came on soon as it was starting to get cold. Also, the lady at the desk said those little electric keys only had a few hours of backup. Dave L. and I were getting our coats just in case when the power came on. At least we didn't have to walk up 8 floors like Jim Leonard.

Bill Hark
 
We Have Power

Good day,

Well, whether freezing in a blackout or not, Tim Samaras rigged up power to make the show go on!

Great job by a "man with the gadgets" ;-)

Chris C - KG4PJN
 
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