Category: Odds and Ends

June Luncheon Report

Jim Dalke, Editor – The featured speaker for the SBE Chapter 16 June Luncheon was Rod Julian, Telecom Safety and Health Compliance Officer for Washington State. The luncheon was held on June 13 at the Old Spaghetti Factory in South…

January Luncheon Report

Jim Dalke – Editor The January Chapter Luncheon featured doubleheader presentations by Stephen Lockwood talking about Modulation Dependent Carrier Level (MDCL) and Feliks Banel with a presentation on Seattle Radio History.  The luncheon was held at the Old Spaghetti Factory…

Christmas 2017

  Jim Dalke, WG Editor – It was a Grand Christmas Party at Ivar’s Salmon House on Lake Union this year, Saturday, December 15.  Eighty-two members, guests and sponsors attended the gala event which began as the doors opened at…

Clay’s Corner

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 September has been a very interesting month – Our long-hot-dry summer had a down side with a number of very large fires breaking out, some caused by lightning….Some…

Clays Corner – August

Clay’s Corner – Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 I hope Summer is treating you all very well – For us here in the Seattle area – the weather has really been helping Seattle…

Spectrum Repack NW

Rick Kemp, Chapter 16 Board – The UHF Television spectrum auction has concluded. The FCC received or will receive $19.6 Billion from the wireless carriers that bid on 84 MHZ of 600MHZ Television spectrum. Out of the total, $6 Billion…

March Luncheon

The March Chapter Luncheon will be Wednesday the 15th at the Old Spaghetti Factory at South Center (Tukwilla).  The luncheon host will be GatesAir with Regional Sales Manager, Nick VanHaaster, and Pacific NW representative, David Agnew. The presentation will cover…

SBE Hack Alert!

SBE Alert Feb 4, 2017 The SBE is sharing the following message with our members at the request of the FCC. The Federal Communications Commission is requesting your assistance in disseminating the information below to your organization’s members. It has…

Why I don’t listen to HD Radio

Editor’s note:  From time to time, we pass on some tips for broadcasters. Gary Beebe, BSW Special Projects Engineer This is not about HD radio. Huh? But you just said… I know; hear me out. When HD radio was first…

Make ’em go “WOW!”

From time to time we publish some tips for broadcast engineers.  Today’s tips come from Gary Beebe, BSW Special Projects Engineer. (Jim Dalke, WG Editor) To create “WOW”, you need to keep the audio quality at its best all the…