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October Meeting: Thursday October 27th 2016

October 26, 2016

Tang Dynasty

(Shaw and West)


12:00 noon No Host Lunch

Meet in Back Dining Area

(pay as you enter)


Meadow Lakes BBQ/Picnic and Transmitter Tour

September 14, 2016

Saturday September 17, 2016  12:00pm – 3:00pm

Meadow Lakes Picnic Area


Where’s the Beef ?

Although this question has been asked many times before, the answer has always been less than satisfactory–until NOW!

Just ask these two guys:  

 Yes, our own Ken Holden and Pat Fennacy not only know where the beef is, but how to cook it, slice it and serve it. One might wonder how two guys so busy cooking themselves with RF could find time to master the deep-pit BBQ technique.  According to Pat, “I’ve spent so much time handing out baloney, that Tri-Tip seemed like a natural.” Good answer Pat!

Now we finally have the answer to where the beef really is. Find it for yourself by taking the short drive up to the  Meadow Lakes picnic area Saturday, September 17. Remember, this is an SBE66 family-and-friends event, so you better not be the only one in the buggy on the drive up the hill.  As always, SBE will provide the Tri-Tip BBQ and refreshments, but there’s more. That’s where you come in. This is a pot-luck event.  Attendees whose last names end in A-K should bring salads and/or side dishes.  Names ending in L-Z should bring dessert items.  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.  That, my friends, is no baloney!

See you at Meadow Lakes, Saturday September 17, at Noon.  Don’t miss it!

August Meeting: Thursday August 25, 2016

August 24, 2016

SBE Hosted Lunch Meeting 12:30 PM

Super Buffet  Hanford

208 N 12th Ave.

(get directions here)


The SJV FCC Local Area EAS Meeting will be held from 10:00AM – 12:30 PM Thursday August 25 at the Hanford NWS (prior to SBE Lunch)  The SJV EAS Local will be finalizing the updated Local Area Plan and will select a replacement of the NWS as the LP1 due to technical issues

— Please consider allocating time to attend this meeting —

The SJV EAS Local needs your input on issues that will affect your station


NWS HanfordSan Joaquin Valley Weather Forecast Office NWS

900 Foggy Bottom Rd, Hanford, CA

            (get directions HERE)


Please Call SBE Chairman Ken Holden (559) 289-2891 

FCC EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) First Deadline Friday August 26

August 22, 2016

All EAS Participants are required to register with ETRS and must complete the filing of Form One on or before August 26, 2016. more…

National SBE Election Deadline August 25

August 19, 2016
SBE Members whose dues are paid should cast their votes by August 25
sbe_circle_logoThe annual election of national SBE officers and directors will end on August 25. A special election email message with a link to a ballot unique to each voting member more…

July Meeting: Thursday July 28, 2016

July 27, 2016

 Clovis HomeTown Buffet

    Shaw & Peach

SBE HomeTownBuffet (1)

No Host LUNCH Meeting  12:00 Noon

Back Banquet Room – Pay as you enter

Is your EAS A-OK?

July 22, 2016

FCC Adds Three EAS Event Weather Codes

The FCC has released a report and order to add three new weather event codes for the Emergency Alert System. The codes are Extreme Wind Warning (EWW), Storm Surge Watch (SSA) and Storm Surge Warning (SSW). more…

SBE Webinar August 23, 2016

July 21, 2016

IP Network Security – Part 1

Instructional Method: Online

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Time: 2-3:30 p.m. ET more…

June Meeting: Thursday June 30, 2016

June 29, 2016

 Clovis HomeTown Buffet

    Shaw & Peach

SBE HomeTownBuffet (1)

No Host LUNCH Meeting  12:00 Noon

Back Banquet Room – Pay as you enter


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How did they do it?mt_wilson_1950

Broadcast and film sound Engineer Peter Barth will be at the meeting to share original blueprints from over 75 years ago at the Mt. Wilson and Mt. Lee transmitter/studio sites overlooking Los Angeles. Don’t miss it.

FCC Launches EAS Test Reporting System

June 24, 2016

The FCC EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) is up and running. The system is for EAS participants to file identifying information, day of test data, and post-test data related to a nationwide test. The ETRS provides several new features that ease the data-entry burden on EAS participants, encourage timely filings, and minimize input errors. The ETRS also offers new data fields that are responsive to stakeholder comments.fcc-logo-wordmark-horizontal-stack_dark-gray more…