Clay’s Corner for May 2012

Well the FCC came out with their latest rules for EAS, including a prohibition on what we have been doing here in Washington State since October of 2010….That is using a technique called Text to Speech, often called TTS. Needless to say this did not sit well with many that have been involved with our…

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CERTIFICATION NEWS

CERTIFICATION NEWS

by: Michael Scott, Certification Chairman Something NEW! “Certified Broadcast Networking Engineer (CBNE)” NOW AVAILABLE! The candidate for Certified Broadcast Networking Engineer (CBNE) must have five (5) years of suitable experience in broadcast engineering or related technology and must achieve a passing grade on the proficiency examination. Substitution of broadcast engineering, or education in related technologies,…

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SBE Chapter Luncheon

Our monthly chapter luncheon will be held on Thursday May 10 at noon at the Museum of Flight on Boeing Field Our May Luncheon speaker will be Ellis Terry, Nautel Regional Sales Manager. Nautel has emerged as one of the world’s largest manufacturers of radio broadcast transmitters with more than 11,000 deployments in 177 countries.…

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From the Editor

From the Editor

Jim Dalke, CPBE AMD 8VSB CBNT April 2012 State Legislature and broadcasters Our state legislature has been spending a lot of time this session attempting to balance the state budget.  Of particular interest to the broadcast community, the legislature has also proposed a bill to reduce metal theft.  Because the broadcast industry has been one…

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Chapter Luncheon Report

Chapter Luncheon Report

Arthur Willetts CTO Secretary For the April Chapter 16 lunch meeting, Bill Robertson of Monroe Electronics stopped by to give attendees another reminder to have the EAS gear ready for the June 30th deadline.  Starting off, Bill gave a brief history of the Emergency Alert System starting with the CONELRAD system in 1951 and ending…

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