Of all the conventions that AEL participates in throughout the hear, certainly the NCTA convention is by far the most dynamic and exciting. CATV is till in its infancy. New ideas for applications and a rapidly changing technology are the order of the day. The buildup for the Convention starts many months ahead with whispered rumors as to magical, new equipment and new systems approaches that are being prepare for the Convention by all CATV manufacturers. THe pressure of these rumors causes the engineering equipment to put in many extra nervous hours in order to bring to the show advanced equipments ahead of schedule. Of all the fields of endeavor that AEL's 250 professional scientists and engineers are engaged in, certainly CATV is the most exciting and rapidly moving, technologically speaking.