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October 21, 2019
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Dennis Thompson

Dennis Thompson

Because of the recent PG&E outages, I hope you are not reading this by candle light . . . more…

Random Noise

May 28, 2019
By
DENNIS THOMPSON

Dennis Thompson

Join SBE 66 on Thursday May 30th for the monthly meeting and hosted lunch presentation at the Mitsui Buffet in Clovis. Joining us will be Buck Waters, Sales Manager at Broadcasters General Store (BGS) and Paul Kriegler, US Sales Manager, Radio Processing at Omnia. SBE 66 Chairman Jaime Gonzalez is out of town so look for Vice Chairman Tom Whitlock to be wielding the come-to-order gavel.

Random Noise: December 2018

December 18, 2018
By
DENNIS THOMPSON

Dennis Thompson

The amended and updated San Joaquin Valley (SJV) Emergency Alert System (EAS) Plan has received approval from the State of California. One immediate change of note, will be the even month EAS RWT. Previously being originated from KMJ (LP-1 station) they will now originate from KVPR FM (LP-2 station).  more…

Random Noise: October 2018

October 22, 2018
By
DENNIS THOMPSON

Dennis Thompson

The October meeting for SBE Chapter 66 has been dropped. The November meeting has a scheduled presentation from Orban, at this writing. We’ll keep you posted on the time, date and location once it’s finalized. more…

Random Noise: August 2018

August 27, 2018
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DENNIS THOMPSON

DENNIS THOMPSON

A new definition of pie in the sky. Rumor has it that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai donned the necessary safety gear and climbed a 131 foot cell tower. There’s photographic proof on his twitter account of his effort to make a point about worker safety and the necessities of wireless infrastructure. Pai-in-the-sky, indeed! more…

Random Noise: June 2018

June 20, 2018
By
DENNIS THOMPSON

Dennis Thompson

Good news, it seems, as the FCC has announced a 90-day extension to the filing window for fixed-satellite service (FSS) earth stations operating in the 3.7 – 4.2 Ghz frequency band. more…

Random Noise: April 2018

April 21, 2018
By
DENNIS THOMPSON

DENNIS THOMPSON

Thanks to the “Amazing Joe’s”– Talbot and Mauk from the Telos Alliance, and the Ostlund’s– John and Eric, at One Putt Broadcasting for putting together a great March meeting presentation for the SBE 66 crew. For those who could not attend, see our photos of the event at the end of this Newsletter. more…

Whitcomm Electronics Closing in 2018

April 19, 2018
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Liquidation Sale  FINAL DAYS

Store Closing April 30 2018 more…

Random Noise: March 2018

March 23, 2018
By
Dennis Thompson

Dennis Thompson

It’s NAB time again, boys and girls! The usual Las Vegas venue April 7 – 12. If you have a paid SBE membership you’ll be eligible for some free prizes more…

Random Noise: February 2018

February 16, 2018
By
Dennis Thompson

DENNIS THOMPSON

It was nice to see many of you at last month’s Pizza Bash at Lunas restaurant, always a fun evening.  The results of the officer elections held during the dinner will bring us some new, but familiar faces to the board for 2018. The new SBE66 Chairman is Jaime Gonzalez, CE of KNXT-TV, taking over for Ken Holden who served as Chairman since 2008. Replacing Pat Fennacy as Vice Chariman, will be Ken Preston, former Chief Engineer of KSEE who has recently returned to the Central Valley to enjoy retirement.  Steve Dresser will continue his duties as Secretary-Treasurer. If you have any suggestions for upcoming meeting topics or have a lead for a product presentation, please let them know.
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