Category: Odds and Ends

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…

SBE 16 Christmas Party

Saturday, December 12 at Ivar’s Salmon House on Lake Union.  The doors open at 5:30 PM for the Evening Social Gathering with a bar hosted by Hatfield and Dawson Engineers.  Chapter related activities and dinner begins at about 7:00 PM. …

October Luncheon Announcement Steve Lampen, Multimedia Technology Manager for Belden, will be the featured speaker for our Thursday, October 8th Luncheon .  Steve will be talking about “Radio and Television Transformed,” with some of his insights into the crystal ball…

Certification News – October

Michael Scott, Certification Chairman The leaves are starting to float to the ground and the mornings are getting colder, FALL is coming! What a wonderful time to consider starting your ‘engineering’ certification journey! The “Certified Broadcast Technologist® (CBT®)” is where…

Clay’s Corner – October

About a month ago, Saturday August 29 to be precise, we got some rain, and with it, considerable winds resulting in about 250,000 without power, falling trees killed 2.    Some were saying it was a normal November storm….Really early.   Biggest…