From the Chair

From the Chair – July 2010

From the Chair – July 2010

Jim Dalke, CPBE AMD When Apple announced the iPhone 4, I decided I needed one.  I logged on to my AT&T wireless account June 15 to preorder only to get an undecipherable server error message.  What I suspected became truth when the trade press reported the preorder demand was far greater than the servers were able handle.  I went to my local AT&T store and…

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June: From the Chair

June: From the Chair

May was another busy month, at times difficult to focus on the technical business side of my life with my daughter’s kidney transplant May 5.  The surgery went as well as could be expected and she is recovering faster than predicted.  You can read the story on this modern day miracle on her website atwww.tammyskidney.org and follow…

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From the Chair – May 2010

From the Chair – May 2010

It was off to Las Vegas mid-April for the annual National Association of Broadcasters Convention. Visibly busier than last year, the official attendance was pegged at 88,000, some 6,000 more than last year. 3D technology was the most visible innovation this year. Many of the displays looked like they may catch on with TV viewers,…

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From the Chair – April 2010

From the Chair – April 2010

In December, Senate Bill 2881 was introduced as the “FCC Commissioners Technical Resource Act.”  The bill is supported by the SBE as one of the organizations legislative goals: “To promote the maintenance or increase of technical expertise within the FCC to ensure that decision making by the FCC is based on technical investigation, studies and…

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From the Chair – March 2010

From the Chair – March 2010

For your chapter chairman, February was one of those lifetime memorable months.  After eleven years of widowhood, I found the woman of my dreams.  On February 6, I married the widow of one of my best friends from high school at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Issaquah.  Betty and I thank the many SBE Chapter 16…

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