Category: Odds and Ends

Clay’s Corner for February

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 Looking back a year, Seattle had its snowiest February on record and the coldest one in 30 years. The average temperature for the month was 36.6 degrees. According…

A Grand Christmas Party

It was another grand SBE Chapter 16 Christmas party December 14 at Ivar’s Salmon House in Seattle. The social hour began at 5:30 pm with an open bar compliments of Hatfield and Dawson Engineers. At 6:45, Chapter Chairman Dave Ratener…

Clay’s Corner for October

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 CONGRATULATIONS TO WASHINGTON’S MARCONI RADIO AWARD WINNERS – KIRO-FM AND KRWM-FM (WARM 106.9)! Two Seattle radio stations have received the prestigious NAB Marconi Radio Awards – Bonneville’s KIRO-FM…

Clays Corner for September 2019

Clay’s Corner – Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 Enjoying summer? At least this one has been relatively free of the choking smoke of last year. We’ve had some rainy days that have kept…

Clay’s Corner – June

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 And the Headline read – “Washington earned the No. 1 spot on U.S. News & World Report’s Best States rankings.” So you say – How come? Booming economy…The…

Clay’s Corner

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 Finally!!  I get to say welcome to SPRING!  Since we last met here amount a month ago, I’ve had a lot to write about in the Weather Department….and…

Clay’s Corner – March

Clay’s Corner – Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 So what happened? We had wrapped up January with some record breaking warm days. My lawn was growing to the point that I vowed that…

Clay’s Corner – February

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 Thus far, except for a couple dandy wind-storms, we have been having a pretty mild winter.  From what some say…It’s because of the Polar Vortex that’s giving much…

Tiger Mountain Antenna Fire

Jim Dalke, CPBE, Editor – Six Seattle Class C FM stations were knocked off the air Thursday morning, November 8 when a Tiger Mountain master antenna suffered major fire damage. Damage appeared to be confined to the antenna array on the tower…

October Luncheon Report

By Jon Kasprick, Chairman – Don Backus of Rohde & Schwarz joined us at the Tukwila Old Spaghetti Factory for our October 10th luncheon. Don described their high-power, solid-state, liquid-cooled, series of TV & FM transmitters. His presentation included their…