Chapter News

Picnic 2017 Review

Jim Dalke, Editor – By all accounts, the SBE Chapter 16 Picnic was a big success again this year.  There were more than 40 SBE members, friends and family at the event.  Several SBE Chapters were represented including members from Oregon, Montana and Alaska. This year’s event was highlighted by Jim Hatfield’s presentation on the…

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SBE Chapter 16 Luncheon

The September Chapter Luncheon will be held on the 13th and feature a teleconference with Bob Orban, founder of Orban Labs. The luncheon will be held at the studios of Hubbard Radio in the Factoria area of Bellevue. Mr. Orban will make a 45-minute presentation at the meeting on audio processing and loudness control, followed…

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June Snoqualmie Falls Tour

It was great to see old friends again and meet some new ones at the SBE Chapter 16 Summer Tour June 14.  Our friendly and knowledgeable tour guide Larry piqued our interest in the history of the Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Museum.  The history that was presented to us gave the sense of stepping back into…

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Picnic Time!

The Annual SBE Chapter 16 Picnic will be held Saturday, July 29th at the historic KIRO-AM transmitter facility on Vashon Island!  Festivities begin at noon with free food, comradery and fun for chapter members, family & friends. Program Chairman, Arthur Willets, is preparing a delightful picnic menu that will include Smokey pulled pork sandwiches, sirloin…

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June Luncheon Tour

It’s that time of the year again when your SBE Chapter 16 presents the annual June tour of a broadcast or broadcasting-related facility.  This year, the chapter is visiting the PSE Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Museum.  Many of you probably were not aware of the existence of this electricity generating facility that played a significant historical…

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Arne Skoog Memorial Scholarship

SBE Chapter 16 is proud to offer for the 4th year in a row the SBE Chapter 16 Arne Skoog Memorial Scholarship.  With last year’s expansion to include more states in the northwest, the scholarship was given to SBE members in Idaho, Montana and Oregon.  This scholarship offering is available for any Society of Broadcast…

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May Luncheon Report

Rick Kemp, Director – The May SBE Luncheon was sponsored by  Jampro Antennas. Mark Fehlig with Jampro and Ben Crease from Jampro’s AlanDick division did the presentation which focused on ATSC 3.0 considerations with respect to Antenna, Mask Filter and Combiner designs.  Ben Crease is based in Singapore and has extensive experience with DVB-T and…

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Jampro to Host May Luncheon

The Wednesday, May 10th Luncheon Presentation will highlight Jampo Antenna’s history and unique preparedness to supply not only DTV and FM Broadcast antenna of many designs but our complete integration services including tower systems, coaxial transmissions lines, combiners and DTV mask filters.  There will also be some discussion regarding the spectrum repacking, the new ATSC3…

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April 2017 Luncheon Report

The April Chapter Luncheon was held Wednesday the 12th at the Round Table Pizza in Federal Way.  Jim Dalke talked about the presentation he will be giving at the Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference at NAB 2017 in Las Vegas. Jim talked about the use of VSAT’s (Very Small Aperture Terminal) for radio broadcast…

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April Luncheon Announcement

The April Chapter Luncheon meeting will be held on Wednesday the 12th at the Round Table Pizza in Federal Way. Jim Dalke will be giving a preview of the paper he is presenting at the Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference at NAB 2017 in Las Vegas later this month. Jim will be talking about…

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