Category: Chapter News

March Luncheon Report

The March Chapter Luncheon was held on Wednesday the 11th at the KIRO-TV Studios in Seattle.  Nick VanHaaster from GatesAir was the presenter, talking about the latest developments in ATSC 3.0 and GatesAir’s Intraplex Ascent AoIP transport. Chapter Chair Dave…

February Luncheon Report

  Jim Dalke, Editor – Fifteen members and guests attended our February 12th Luncheon at KIRO TV Studios in Seattle.  Chapter Chairman Dave Ratener opened the meeting at about noon and conducted a brief business meeting. Our guest speaker was…

January Luncheon Report

“RF radiation issues and practices for broadcasters” was the topic of our January luncheon presentation by Stephen Lockwood, Senior Engineer and Partner with Hatfield and Dawson Engineers. The presentation followed a brief chapter meeting with Chapter 16 Chairman, Dave Ratener. …

November Luncheon Report

Eric Swanson of Hatfield and Dawson Engineers presented a summary of the television repack and the impact on the Seattle-Tacoma television market. Chapter Chairman Dave Ratener opened the luncheon with a brief meeting that included some of the plans for…

Earl Fleehart – In Memoriam

Earl Fleehart, Lifetime Member of SBE Seattle Chapter 16 passed away October 12, 2019. Earl was a past President of Chapter 16 and organized the very successful Seattle SBE Trade shows in the 1990’s. A Celebration of Life will be…

October Luncheon Report

The October Chapter luncheon meeting featured a step back in Seattle broadcast history as John Price interviewed Gary Hart, retired telephone engineer and broadcast technical liaison.  Gary shared his experiences keeping broadcast remotes and STL’s going in an analog world…

RF101 Series Webinar

Ryan Phillips, Chapter 16 Program Chairman, will be hosting a weekly Educational Webinar covering the RF101 Series, an introduction of RF fundamentals needed to successfully monitor a broadcast facility. Schedule: RF101 Broadcast Terrestrial Transmission Systems MODULE 1: October 22, 2019…

September Luncheon Report

The September Chapter Luncheon featured a video conference with audio guru Bob Orban.  Orban products have been considered the benchmark for audio processing in the radio and television industry.  The interactive session included a discussion of the latest Orban products…

It’s Christmas Party Time!

Preparations are underway for the big Annual Chapter 16 Christmas Party Saturday, December 14 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…

Educator Plaque Presentation

SBE Chapter 16 member Roland Robinson was presented with a plaque honoring for be selected as the Chapter Educator for 2019 by Chairman Jon Kasprick. Roland was unable to attend the Chapter picnic in August. Roland is an instructor of…