I can’t see Channel 43. What should I do? If all you get is a black screen it may be possible that Channel 43 is down for maintenance. Try again later to see if Channel 43 is again broadcasting. Follow the instructions for your television to rescan your channel selections or to add a channel.
Who is in charge of Channel 43? The Channel 43 Committee is in charge of Channel 43. This committee reports to the Saguaro Co-Op Board of Directors.
Does Channel 43 reach outside of the Saguaro Co-op? Channel 43 is only available on the Saguaro Co-Op cable system and can not be received at any other location.
How do I get in touch with the Channel 43 team? You can leave them a written message at the Saguaro Co-op office or email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why would I want to get in touch with the Channel 43 team?
Things you like and don’t like.
Find out what happened to something you submitted.
To arrange for a video photographer to videotape an event.
What can be shown on Channel 43?
Only submit material that you created and/or own; material produced by others to which you have the written permission of the copyright owner; or is in the public domain (e.g., found on YouTube or a video podcast found on iTunes).
You can submit material such as a video of your travels, interesting things you have seen, items of interest to the RV community, items of interest to retired people or any material that is of general interest to the Saguaro Co-Op community.
Promotions of upcoming events that are outside the scope and capabilities of Channel 5.
Please be aware that material considered by the Channel 43 producers as being inappropriate, controversial or obscene will not be aired.
How do I submit something to be considered for showing on Channel 43?
Provide your content in WMV (Windows Media Audio/Video) format. Material presented in other formats (.mov, .rr, avi, mp4, swf, etc.) will not be considered.
Material must be submitted on a DVD or a Flash drive.
Still images (.jpg, .gif, .png, etc.) will NOT be accepted.
Forms and instructions for submitting content are in an envelope on the clubhouse bulletin board, in the Saguaro Co-Op Office and here (just click). Submitted material must include the following:
Name, phone number, email address and lot number of person making the submission.
Approximate date material submitted was recorded.
General description of contents.
Source of the material (i.e., self-recorded, YouTube, etc.).
Describe how ownership is identified within the submission.
Approximate running time (file size must be 1.9 GB or less).
Indicate if you want the material returned or not.
Submit form and material to the office (for the Ch 43 folder).
Will my material be returned to me? You may pick up your material at the office after ten days of leaving it with them. Material not picked up by the end of the season will be thrown away.
Will my material be edited? The Channel 43 Committee Producers reserve the right to edit any material submitted to them so that appropriate material is aired and it fits in the time frame needed on the channel.
How do I know what is showing today on Channel 43? Whenever feasible, a programming guide will appear on this page (go to Guide). Otherwise, check on Channel 5 of the Saguaro Co-op cable system for programming information.
Will Channel 43 content continue to be shown during the summer? Channel 43 programming is maintained by volunteers and whether content will be shown during the summer is dependent on these volunteers.
Who decides what Co-op activities are recorded to show on Channel 43? The lead person of a Co-Op activity must contact the Channel 43 Committee via email at email@example.com or must submit a written request turned in to the Saguaro Co-op office, identified as going to Channel 43, requesting that they wish to have their event recorded. The Channel 43 Committee will decide if the event is appropriate to be recorded to air on Channel 43.
Who does event recording? There are volunteers whose names will be provided to the event's lead person who may be available to record their event. The event lead person must make arrangements with one of the videographers to record the event. The videographer may provide some editing to the video after recording. Anyone can videotape an event and submit their material as outlined above.