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November Meeting: Thursday November 29, 2018

November 28, 2018

Teleconference with Robert Orban

Television Loudness

                KNXT TV
  Roman Catholic Diocesan Center
         1550 N. Fresno Street
                12:00 PM
                                                                        Hosted Lunch Presentation
        Enter on Fresno Street just south of McKinley Ave.
                                                                  Proceed all the way back to the parking lot at the tower and satellite dish

November 24, 2018

SBE 66 In Memoriam
ron-hunr-n6mts-1Ron Hunt (N6MTS) more…

October 23, 2018

No Meeting For October 2018

Please join us in November for a presentation from ORBAN

(time and date to be announced)



SBE Certification: Get it and Keep it

October 18, 2018

By Doug W. Garlinger, CPBE, 8-VSB, CBNT more…

Meadow Lakes BBQ/Picnic and Transmitter Tour

September 10, 2018

Saturday September 15, 2018  12:00pm – 3:00pm

                Meadow Lakes Picnic Area 

Time again for the fun-filled, good time guaranteed, SBE 66 Meadow Lakes BBQ
img_1680-3Where this guy with the straw hat (see photo to the right) will once again perform his Big-Barrel BBQ magic on various flavors of mouth-watering Tri-Tip for your Saturday Lunch-time enjoyment. 



Now of course, THIS GUY (see photo below) will be on hand to help out in his own ‘special’ way. We’re all familiar with the consequences of that.  (see same photo below-closer look).img_1679





So, that’s where all of you (see photo below) shiny, happy, picnickers can help–by taking the short drive up to the Meadow Lakes picnic area Saturday, September 15th. Remember, this is an SBE66 family-and-friends event, so be sure to bring a friend, relative and/or the family pet. As always, SBE will provide the Tri-Tip BBQ, table settings and refreshments. But we still need your help. This is a pot-luck event. Attendees whose last names end in A-K should bring dessert items. Names ending in L-Z should bring salad/side dishes. Remember, It’s OK to break the rules if you have a special dessert or side dish you want to bring. Ice for the drinks is always welcome. The festivities officially start at noon, but help setting up the tables is always appreciated if you can arrive earlier. We’ll also figure out how to throw in an official SBE66 meeting (short) somewhere along the way.

After you can eat and drink no more, join the caravan for a quick tour of your favorite Central Valley broadcast transmitter facilities

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We hope you can help out so that this guy (see photo above) will have time to relax and do what he does best.
See You at Meadow Lakes

Saturday September 15, 2018

Don’t Miss It !!

EAS Update

September 5, 2018

Update FEMA Security Certificates by Sept. 24, 2018
EAS more…

Upcoming Live Webinars

September 4, 2018


Wednesday, September 12, 2 pm – 3:30 pm ET more…

August Meeting: Thursday August 30, 2018

August 29, 2018

12:00 Noon    No-host Lunch

Mitsui Buffet

117 West Shaw  Clovis

(Wild West Village Shopping Center between Villa and Minnewawa on Shaw-North Side)

Mention you’re with the SBE group when you enter for seating

Registering C-Band Receive-Only Earth Stations by October 17, 2018 FCC Deadline

August 25, 2018

Satellite Provider SES to Reimburse Qualfying Stations for the $435 Filing Fee

The FCC issued a public notice imposing a temporary freeze on applications to add or modify fixed-satellite service (FSS) earth station licenses and receive-only registrations in the 3.7 – 4.2 GHz frequency band. more…

Sage Digital ENDEC Model 3644 UPDATE

August 21, 2018
Sage has released a firmware update (si-rev5) that you must install to permit your ENDEC to continue to receive EAS CAP alerts from FEMA. A FEMA signing certificate will expire at 11:55pm EDT on September 24, 2018; if you do not install this update, you will not receive CAP messages from the IPAWS system after that date. This update will install the new certificate. Although this is similar to the update we issued in May, this August update is for a different certificate, you must also install this update.