From the Chair

From the Chair – October 2013

From the Chair – October 2013

Arthur Willetts CTO – It was a great Chapter meeting we had last month, wasn’t it?  We learned that a major transmitter company is now offering low power television transmitters.  Several tuned-in attendees asked some pertinent questions about the features on those rigs.  The rest of us learned a little more than we previously knew. …

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From the Chair – September 2013

From the Chair – September 2013

Arthur Willetts, CTO – September just seems like a good month for new starts, doesn’t it?  Perhaps this feeling is tied to the childhood school grade changes of our youth.  Maybe it is because of the three day holiday at the end of summer.  Whatever the reason, one new beginning will take place September 1st…

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From the Chair – August 2013

From the Chair – August 2013

Arthur Willetts CTO I recently met a new friend.  It does not matter who he is or how we met, all that matters in this story is that I tell you my new friend and I had an opportunity to work together and learn new things from each other.   This chance encounter enabled me to…

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From the Chair – July 2013

From the Chair – July 2013

Arthur Willetts CTO –  Surely you’ve discovered by now how much fun we had at the last Chapter 16 meeting at Safeco Field. Those who were there enjoyed themselves immensely, including me. What a joy it was to stand on the actual field and hear many interesting facts about the stadium from our most informative…

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From the Chair for June

From the Chair for June

Arthur Willetts CTO – Chapter Chairman: Ah, the spirit of engineering and teamwork!  I have to hand it to everyone who helped make last month’s Chapter meeting a success.  We were able to overcome a scheduling conflict (by no fault of the Chapter) that left us without a meeting room.  What did we do?  Well,…

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From the Chair

From the Chair

– Arthur Willetts – Good day SBE Chapter 16 Members!  With the onset of spring, I am reminded that it is once again time to think about new things.  For example, the term of the current Board Officers is already three fourth of the way over and the election of the next Board will happen…

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From the Chair for March

From the Chair for March

Arthur Willetts, SBE Chapter 16 Chairman: Member participation and service to the Chapter.  There, I said it.  At the Chapter Board meetings we are always thinking about ways to get you more involved with the Chapter.  And why not?  It is our desire that you take advantage of every opportunity you have in the field…

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From the Chair for February 2013

From the Chair for February 2013

Arthur Willetts, SBE Chapter 16 Chairman What is the value of your membership? I thought that this may be a good time to ask this, since payment of this year’s membership dues are right around the corner. With the slight increase of the fee, you’ll probably want to be reminded why you continue to pay…

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From the Chair January 2013

From the Chair January 2013

Arthur Willetts SBE Chapter 16 Chairman And so just like that, with a beat of a cesium-133 atom, it is a new year again.  Interesting thing… that atomic clock.  It is “the duration of 9,192,631,770 cycles of radiation corresponding to the transition between two energy levels of the caesium-133 atom” that gives us a second. …

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From the Chair – December

From the Chair – December

Happy Holidays to the Chapter 16 Members of the Society of Broadcast Engineers!  Additionally, I extend this greeting to all our chapter supporters.  It is a wonderful time of year to gather and spread cheer, and to reflect on the events that took place in 2012.  A great place to do this while having a…

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