The SBE Chapter 16 October meeting was held on the 13th at noon. The online Zoom meeting was a time of sharing memories of Gary Hart who passed away September 2. Gary worked for “The Telephone Company” in broadcast technical support from the mid 1970’s s until his retirement several years ago. Gary was featured in several of our chapter meetings over the years, most recently in October 2019 when he was interviewed by Chapter Member John Price.
Chapter member John Price led the discussion, recalling our chapter meeting in 2019 when he interviewed Gary with questions about his experiences keeping broadcast remotes and STL’s going in an analog world before the advent of the Internet and fiber optics.
Gary worked for Pacific Northwest Bell (PNWB, predecessor of today’s CenturyLink) installing wired broadcast loops for STL’s and remotes, setting up temporary microwave links for television remotes and equalized radio and video lines for the annual broadcast extravaganza Hydro Races.