In Memoriam – Steve Lemay

Seattle Chapter 16 friend and member Steve Lemay died when the 2,000 foot tower he and his crew were working on collapsed near Fordland, Missouri April 19th. Steve has been a member of SBE Seattle Chapter 16 as well as a Chapter Sponsor and Supporter. According to the Bellingham Herald, Steve had a crew of…

Read more »

Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 Something that we all hate to hear about is a broadcast tower falling…Worse yet when you hear that someone you knew was killed in the process.     This was the case on April 19th when a very big, 1980 footer, went down in Fordland,…

Read more »

Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 Well here we are – Spring and time to head to the Desert for the ‘Big NAB Show’.  Up until recently, I had not planned on going again this year.  For those that asked, I said I needed a really big reason to…

Read more »

March Luncheon Report

It was a good gathering of about 16 folks in attendance at the luncheon meeting inside The Old Spaghetti Factory in Tukwila, as members and guests came out on March 14th to hear from our good friends from GatesAir.  Nick VanHaaster was our speaker for the program on Intraplex MPXp and IP Connect, with included…

Read more »

February Luncheon Report

Ted Buehner, recently retired National Weather Service Meteorologist, gave a presentation on “Public Warning – Your Training Input After Events This Past Year.”  Ted’s presentation included recent public warning events including the Hawaiian Ballistic Mission False Alarm, Hurricane Harvey, and the California Wildfires.  The presentation included a discussion of the use of EAS and WEA…

Read more »

Clay’s Corner – March

Clay’s Corner – March

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 Wow !….I had just mowed the lawn…The bulbs are several inches tall, my Rhodies and trees have buds on them….and It snows!  I’ve been driving up to West Tiger on a weekly basis when suddenly I’m sitting with Doug Fisher in his Gator…

Read more »

Certification News

Certification News

Video engineering is a specialty that requires a wide range of knowledge and experience that may not be directly associated with Broadcasting. Production houses, remote trucks, satellite installations, are just some examples. Certification in this classification is essential for a Video Engineer. Certified Video Engineer (CEV) The candidate for Certified Video Engineer must have five…

Read more »