Category: Odds and Ends

SBE Picnic Returns to Vashon Island

Our annual SBE Chapter 16 picnic returns to the historic KIRO-AM transmitter site on Vashon Island on Saturday, July 23rd. Festivities begin at noon with free food, comradery and fun for chapter members, family & friends. To help prepare for…

June Chapter Meeting

The SBE Chapter 15 June meeting was held online on Wednesday the 8th.  Kirk Harnack of The Telos Alliance made a Zoom presentation on a new approach to integrating broadcast hardware and hardware called “Containerized Software”.  Kirk talked about key…

Clay’s Corner for July

Clay’s Corner for July, providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986.  In this edition of Clay’s Corner, we hear about: ‘Summer officially begins.…after- 4th of July’ in the Seattle area and the arrival of 90…

May Chapter Meeting Report

The May Chapter Meeting was held at the Old Spaghetti Factory in South Center on Wednesday the 11th Our guest presenter was Ted Buehner, Washington SECC Chair, talking about the history and changes from Conelrad, EBS, and EAS to the…

It’s Chapter 16 Election Time!

Nominations for the Chapter 16 Board are due in June. The nominations will be for Board Officers for a 1-year term beginning September 1, 2022. Send your nominations to the Election Chairman Jon Kasprick at director2@sbe16.org . Active members are eligible…

April Meeting Report – Drones

Alex Brewster made a presentation on his experiences using drones for broadcasting for our April Zoom meeting. Alex shared some of his experiences operating his drone for various uses including tower inspections on Tiger Mountain following the disastrous antenna fire…

March Meeting Report

Chapter 16 members Marty Hadfield and Jim Dalke led the March Chapter Meeting with discussion of keeping the station legal and the FCC Self-Inspection Checklist.  Much of the discussion was about changes in the Checklist and how the station could…

January Chapter Meeting Report

Stephen Lockwood of Hatfield and Dawson Engineers was the featured speaker for the January Chapter Zoom Meeting to be held January12th. Stephen talked about the recent changes in FCC RF exposure rules.  The discussion covered the recent changes in FCC…

A Grand Christmas Party

It was a great “in-person” SBE Chapter 16 Christmas party, Saturday, December 18 at Ivar’s Salmon House on Seattle’s Lake Union.  Thirty chapter members and friends joined in the festivities which began with “Happy Hour” hosted by hosted by Hatfield…

November Chapter Meeting

Kelly Alford gave us a live tour of the NBC Universal facilities in Washington, DC, at our regular monthly member meeting on Zoom, Wednesday, November 10. Kelly has been involved in many broadcast projects in the Puget Sound area and…