SBE Christmas Party!

SBE Christmas Party!

Preparations are underway for the big Annual Chapter 16 Christmas Party Saturday, December 15 at Ivar’s Salmon House on Lake Union.  The doors will open at 5:30 pm for “happy hour” hosted by Hatfield and Dawson Engineers followed by the dinner buffet at about 7:00 pm. This year’s cost will be a highly subsidized $40…

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Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 I like to start this column with a picture.  Last month was a pretty one of a sunset behind the Tower at West Tiger-1.  This month, pictures of a Master FM Antenna being…

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November Luncheon Report

A new venue and a hot topic brought out 27 members and guests for our November Luncheon.  The luncheon was held at the KIRO-TV Studios in Seattle with our guest speaker Paul Shulin from Burk Technology.  Burk provided Zeek’s Pizza (Seattle’s best)) for lunch. Chairman…

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Tiger Mountain Antenna Fire

Tiger Mountain Antenna Fire

Jim Dalke, CPBE, Editor – Six Seattle Class C FM stations were knocked off the air Thursday morning, November 8 when a Tiger Mountain master antenna suffered major fire damage. Damage appeared to be confined to the antenna array on the tower and the transmitter buildings below…

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October Luncheon Report

October Luncheon Report

By Jon Kasprick, Chairman – Don Backus of Rohde & Schwarz joined us at the Tukwila Old Spaghetti Factory for our October 10th luncheon. Don described their high-power, solid-state, liquid-cooled, series of TV & FM transmitters. His presentation included their SDE900 Software Defined Exciter for…

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