January Luncheon

Our January Luncheon will be held on Wednesday the 10th, with an interesting double header featuring Stephen Lockwood talking about Modulation Dependent Carrier Level (MDCL) and Feliks Banel with a presentation on Seattle Radio History. Stephen will be talking about MDCL, a method of reducing power consumption in AM radio transmitters during periods of low audio or…

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SBE Christmas Party

The best SBE Chapter 16 Christmas Party is being planned for Saturday, December 16 at Ivar’s Salmon House on Lake Union.  The doors will open at 5:30 for “happy hour” hosted by Hatfield and Dawson Engineers.  Live Christmas music will be provided by the “The Re-Arrangers.”  The elegant buffet dinner will follow at 7 pm. …

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November Luncheon Report

The November Luncheon was attended by 18 members and friends of SBE Chapter 16. The event featured a presentation by Gary Adams of Black Magic Designs on the latest developments in digital video including 12G SDI for Ultra HD at 60 frames a second. The meeting was opened by chapter Chairman Jon Kasprick. Jon talked…

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From the Chair

From the Chair

Welcome to November! We’ve had our first snow this fall, the holiday season has arrived, and children everywhere are dreaming of become broadcast engineers.  Ah, come on, 2 out of 3 isn’t bad! Many of our members enjoy “playing” in the snow.  These are the folks that drive to their mountain-top “office” to service the…

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Certification News

Certification News

Here we all sit with our leftover ‘Halloween’ candy – reading this article – maybe wondering where you begin in the ‘Broadcast Industry. Everything begins somewhere or someplace. Not every job in our industry requires advanced technical skills, but every job in our industry requires specific knowledge and skills to fulfill our responsibilities as ‘Operators’.…

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Clay’s Corner

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 Fall colors on West Tiger Mountain.Here we are looking at what we commonly call – West Tiger #2 or WTM-2.    The overall height of the two towers, including antennas, is 350 feet.   The towers were made by ERI.   The tower on the right…

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Certification News

Certification News

We detailed the need to become certified by SBE as either a Television and/or Radio Operator last month. This month we want to continue detailing other entry and advanced levels of network broadcasting certifications. Computer mastery and the understanding of operational networking have become vital in today’s operational environment. First, is the Certified Broadcast Networking…

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