Monthly Meeting

Meadow Lakes BBQ/Picnic and Transmitter Tour

September 11, 2017
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 Saturday September 16, 2017  12:00pm – 3:00pm

Meadow Lakes Picnic Area

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It hasn’t been a year already-Has it?

Well, technically speaking it hasn’t. But 364 days is close enough.

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun:

You would think these two retired gents, who’ve spent most of their professional days trying to keep things from going up in smoke, wouldn’t have a clue about the fine art of grilling—but you’d be WRONG. They’re experts at letting the smoke out.

IMG_0164 (640x480)Come see for yourself, by taking the short drive up to the  Meadow Lakes picnic area Saturday, September 16th. 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. Where you’ll be able to ask our experts questions like this:IMG_0183 (640x480)

“Whoa, I bet you can talk to the whole universe with that honkin’ tower!”

See you at Meadow Lakes, Saturday September 16, at Noon.  Don’t miss it!

August Meeting: Thursday August 31, 2017

August 30, 2017
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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

July Meeting: Thursday July 27, 2017

July 25, 2017
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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

June Meeting: Thursday June 29, 2017

June 20, 2017
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7:00 PM

Pizza and Beverages Provided by SBE 66

Tour of KVPR FM89

2589 ALLUVIAL AVE. CLOVIS

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After many seasons of planning and fundraising, a year of design work and another year of construction Valley Public Radio moved into its new home in Clovis on May 19th 2016. The 10,500 foot state-of-the-art broadcast center is located in Clovis, at the corner of Temperance and Alluvial Avenues in the Portal Sierra Research and Technology Park. The project includes new broadcast studios for the station, more than doubling the studio space when compared with the station’s old home.

Join SBE66 as they host their June Meeting (Thursday June 29 at 7PM) from the new KVPR facility. Pizza and beverages provided, plus a tour of the station with broadcast engineer Scott Dean.

May Meeting: Thursday May 25th 2017

May 23, 2017
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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

April Meeting: Thursday April 27, 2017

April 26, 2017
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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

March Meeting: Thursday March 30, 2017 12:00 Noon

March 27, 2017
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DTV RepackHow Smooth Will Your Transition Be?

Presentation and Hosted Lunch

Antenna replacement? How to prepare for a smooth and affordable transition. Plus, information on FM and DTV antenna systems.jamproantennaas

Mark Felig, Senior Systems Engineer for Jampro Antennas visits SBE66 for this presentation to take the ‘pack’ out of the DTV Repack. Information on FM & DTV antenna systems and installations available.

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                                                                         Mark Fehlig, P.E., CPBE
                                                 Senior Systems Engineer Digital Television Jampro Antennas, Inc.

Jampro Antennas Inc., is a leading supplier of antennas, combiners & filters and RF components for every application in the broadcast industry. From the first system delivered in 1954 to those installed today, Jampro builds each system to the specifications of the individual broadcaster. Today, over 25,000 broadcasters worldwide benefit from the quality and performance provided by Jampro systems. 

Mark Fehlig is a veteran communications engineer who has decades of experience at national and global brands such as Scientific Atlanta, Harris Corporation, Wavestream, Osborn Engineering and Georgia Public Broadcasting. He was involved in the early years of developing satellite uplink and video compression technologies at Scientific Atlanta and Harris Corporation where he also contributed to sales, marketing and engineering as a TV District Manager. He led the transition from analog to digital for both DTV and IBOC FM radio as Director of Engineering for Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Mark Fehlig holds numerous professional memberships and certifications. They include the SBE’s CPBE as well as national board member for SBE, a Life Senior IEEE BTS member, AFCCE Full Board Member, ARRL-VEC and a Registered Professional Engineer with NCEES Council Record. An FCC licensed Lifetime General Radio Telephone and Amateur Extra (WA6NCG), Mark earned his BSEE from The Missouri University of Science and Technology (UMR) and an MBA from Quincy University (IL).

 
 

Meet Mark Fehlig at the upcoming SBE 66 meeting Thursday, March 30th at 12:00 PM at the Mitsui Buffet in Clovis

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12:00 Noon HOSTED LUNCH PRESENTATION

                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
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February Meeting: February 23 2017 12:00 Noon

February 21, 2017
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The FCC Spectrum AuctionWhat Happens Next?

Presentation and Hosted Lunch

                As the spectrum auction winds down, the FCC plans to open another opportunity for stations to negotiate channel-sharing deals. lectrosonics

Kelly Fair, Western Regional Sales Manager for Lectrosonics discusses the next steps in the FCC’s incentive auction. 

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What are the challenges for wireless microphone systems manufacturers and users given the wireless microphone frequency crunch?

kelly-fair-lectrosonics  Kelly Fair  Western Regional Sales Manager Lectrosonics

Lectrosonics is a leading manufacturer of wireless microphone systems and audio processing products for the film, broadcast, theatre, music and installed sound markets since 1971. Lectrosonics is a US manufacturer based in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
Kelly Fair has more than 20 years of sales, product management and business development experience in the professional sound industry. He spent 13 years with Sennheiser Electronics Corporation as Southwestern US District Sales Manager, Professional Products.
 

Meet Kelly Fair at the upcoming SBE 66 meeting Thursday, February 23rd at 12:00 PM at the Mitsui Buffet in Clovis

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12:00 Noon HOSTED LUNCH PRESENTATION

                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 seatingrfspecialties2   
 

January Meeting: Thursday January 26, 2017 7:00PM

January 23, 2017
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SBE66 Annual BIG PIZZA BASH !!

                                                – Hosted by SBE66 –

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   LUNA’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT  7:00PM
           349 POLLASKY AVENUE  CLOVIS
 

Be There or Be Hungry

December Meeting: Thursday December 29, 2016

December 21, 2016
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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