Category: Odds and Ends

SBE Chapter 16 Christmas Party at Ivar’s

The annual SBE Christmas Party returns to Ivar’s Salmon House on Lake Union Saturday, December 17 with the doors open at 5:30 PM for “Happy Hour” hosted by Hatfield and Dawson Engineers followed by a wonderful buffet dinner at 6:30…

November Luncheon Report

The November Chapter 16 luncheon held on November 9, was a hybrid event presentation from Tee Thomas, Western Sales Manager and David Neff, General Manager of Anywave Communications.  The event was held with an in-person event at the Federal Way…

October Luncheon Report

The October SBE Chapter 16 Luncheon was held on the 12th combining a Zoom presentation and in-person meetings with Portland Chapter 124, Eugene Chapter 76, and Medford Chapter 141.  The Seattle Chapter in-person meeting was held at the Round Table…

Clay’s Corner for November

Clay’s Corner for November 2022, providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986.  In his column this month, Clay ruminates on a long Northwest summer that brought unprecedented smog and air pollution.  Read these and many…

SBE Chapter 16 Election Results

Jon Kasprick has been elected as Chairman of SBE Chapter 16 Board for the coming year 2022-2023.  The Chapter Election was held online via Election Runner July 15 through 22 this year.  Jim Dalke has been reelected as Vice Chairman…

Chapter Picnic Report

After a three-year hiatus due to Covid restrictions, the Annual SBE Chapter 16 picnic returned to the historic KIRO-AM transmitter site on Vashon Island on Saturday, July 23rd.The festivities began at noon with food, comradery and fun for chapter members,…

June Chapter Meeting

The SBE Chapter 15 June meeting was held online on Wednesday the 8th.  Kirk Harnack of The Telos Alliance made a Zoom presentation on a new approach to integrating broadcast hardware and hardware called “Containerized Software”.  Kirk talked about key…

May Chapter Meeting Report

The May Chapter Meeting was held at the Old Spaghetti Factory in South Center on Wednesday the 11th Our guest presenter was Ted Buehner, Washington SECC Chair, talking about the history and changes from Conelrad, EBS, and EAS to the…

April Meeting Report – Drones

Alex Brewster made a presentation on his experiences using drones for broadcasting for our April Zoom meeting. Alex shared some of his experiences operating his drone for various uses including tower inspections on Tiger Mountain following the disastrous antenna fire…

March Meeting Report

Chapter 16 members Marty Hadfield and Jim Dalke led the March Chapter Meeting with discussion of keeping the station legal and the FCC Self-Inspection Checklist.  Much of the discussion was about changes in the Checklist and how the station could…