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Clay’s Corner for September

Here is the September issue of Clay’s Corner from the desk of Clay Freinwald, who has been providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986.  Clay takes a good look at the coming fall and winter…

SBE Chapter 16 Election Results

Jon Kasprick has been elected as Chairman of SBE Chapter 16 Board for the coming year 2022-2023.  The Chapter Election was held online via Election Runner July 15 through 22 this year.  Jim Dalke has been reelected as Vice Chairman…

Chapter Picnic Report

After a three-year hiatus due to Covid restrictions, the Annual SBE Chapter 16 picnic returned to the historic KIRO-AM transmitter site on Vashon Island on Saturday, July 23rd.The festivities began at noon with food, comradery and fun for chapter members,…

June Chapter Meeting

The SBE Chapter 15 June meeting was held online on Wednesday the 8th.  Kirk Harnack of The Telos Alliance made a Zoom presentation on a new approach to integrating broadcast hardware and hardware called “Containerized Software”.  Kirk talked about key…

May Chapter Meeting Report

The May Chapter Meeting was held at the Old Spaghetti Factory in South Center on Wednesday the 11th Our guest presenter was Ted Buehner, Washington SECC Chair, talking about the history and changes from Conelrad, EBS, and EAS to the…

April Meeting Report – Drones

Alex Brewster made a presentation on his experiences using drones for broadcasting for our April Zoom meeting. Alex shared some of his experiences operating his drone for various uses including tower inspections on Tiger Mountain following the disastrous antenna fire…

March Meeting Report

Chapter 16 members Marty Hadfield and Jim Dalke led the March Chapter Meeting with discussion of keeping the station legal and the FCC Self-Inspection Checklist.  Much of the discussion was about changes in the Checklist and how the station could…

January Chapter Meeting Report

Stephen Lockwood of Hatfield and Dawson Engineers was the featured speaker for the January Chapter Zoom Meeting to be held January12th. Stephen talked about the recent changes in FCC RF exposure rules.  The discussion covered the recent changes in FCC…

A Grand Christmas Party

It was a great “in-person” SBE Chapter 16 Christmas party, Saturday, December 18 at Ivar’s Salmon House on Seattle’s Lake Union.  Thirty chapter members and friends joined in the festivities which began with “Happy Hour” hosted by hosted by Hatfield…

November Chapter Meeting

Kelly Alford gave us a live tour of the NBC Universal facilities in Washington, DC, at our regular monthly member meeting on Zoom, Wednesday, November 10. Kelly has been involved in many broadcast projects in the Puget Sound area and…