Monthly Meeting

Meadow Lakes BBQ/Picnic and Transmitter Tour

September 16, 2012

Don’t let these guys fool you–

Barbecue is always better than microwave

Saturday, September 22, 2012  12:00pm – 3:00pm

Meadow Lakes Picnic Area

 OK, so the deep-barrel BBQ is a bit slower than the microwave, but oh so tasty! more…

The Tower. . . .The Tour . . . SUTRO

August 23, 2012

If you’re going–Information you’ll need

If you’re not signed up yet–There’s still time !

Tour Date:   Saturday August 25, 2012.  Leave Fresno 6AM.   Return to Fresno 6PM.

Tour Cost:  $35.00 per person.  Includes chartered bus trip, Sutro tour, and lunch at Fuddruckers in Emeryville.  Check or cash payable day of trip.  Checks can be made payable to:   SBE CHAPTER 66     If you’re meeting the group at Sutro, the Lunch-only price is $10.00.

Where to meet on Saturday Morning:   Tour bus will be leaving from the CH 21 UNIVISION Parking lot at 6AM Saturday morning.  There will be secure gated parking in which to leave your vehicle.

Please arrive no later than 5:45AM as the bus will be leaving at 6AM.  

There will be snacks provided on board and the bus has a restroom facility.

The KFTV CH21 UNIVISION Plaza Studios parking lot is located in Fresno at 601 W. Univision Plaza.  On Palm Avenue just south of Herndon, enter at the signal on Palmdon and follow the road east to the Univision parking lot.

Tour bus provided by Golden Eagle Charter of Fresno.  Bus features; tinted Euro-touring windows, air conditioning, DVD and CD stereo players, PA systems, clean toilets, reclining seats, ice chests.  Drivers are SPAB certified and tested by the CHP.  Busses are wheel-chair accessable.

Tour Guide:  Eric Dausman (KD7DNM), Vice President, Sutro Tower, Inc.

Haven’t signed up yet?  Signed up but you would like to bring a family member or friend?  Seating is still available.  Please Contact Steve Dresser at 559 269-9534 or Ken Holden at 559 289-2891.  $35.00 per person.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity to get an up close look at this 977 foot, self supporting steel structure and associated buildings which leases antenna space to KTVU, KRON, KPIX, KGO, KQED, and others.

See who’s on-board  HERE


Preview your lunch fare now from the FUDRUCKERS MENU below:









Fuddruckers Menu

—- SBE 66 June Meeting —Thursday June 28th, 2012 12:00pm

June 25, 2012


HomeTown Buffet  -CLOVIS-

             SHAW  at  PEACH

Pay as you enter and meet us in the back banquet room
–See you there!


——— SBE 66 May Meeting —— Thursday May 31, 2012 12:00 noon

May 16, 2012

The Low Energy Studio  &  5.8GHz HD TX/RX System

Hosted Lunch Presentation – HomeTown Buffet  -CLOVIS-



Sparked by today’s increasing costs for energy and the higher demands being put onto power grids, television studios around the world have begun to undergo a transformation to low energy lighting. In the changeover from high-wattage, high-heat productions lighting directors and engineers are faced with the challenge of creating a great picture with new lighting tools. This presentation will cover a wide range of new LED light sources, controls and data connectivity that meet these needs to provide a complete lighting solution on location and in your studio.

Presented by:

Harry Forman – Principal Forman and Associates

Peter Rogers

Lighting Specialist Forman and Associates

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As dedicated frequencies become more difficult to secure, broadcasters are increasingly looking towards license-free operation.
The NT5723HD transmitter, in conjunction with a DR25xxHD receive site, offers a no-compromise license-free wireless solution for any live event.
The system includes all of the features broadcast professionals expect, like Genlock, and all of the options that they want, such as wireless camera painting capability using their camera manufacturer’s native, full featured control panel.
This combination brings the features of a professional grade BMS solution to the hands of the unlicensed user.

Presented by:

Jim Kubit —  BMS  Broadcast & Law Enforcement Sales Manager–Western Region

Clovis HomeTown Buffet  –Thursday, May 31, 2012  12:00PM — Shaw and Peach 


—- —- SBE66 April Meeting —- —- Thursday April 26, 2012 12:00 Noon

April 23, 2012

Join the gang at SBE 66 for a NO HOST lunch

at the HOMETOWN BUFFET  in Clovis (Shaw at Peach)

Pay as you enter and meet us in the banquet room–see you there!


— SBE 66 March Meeting — Moved to Thursday April 5, 2012 — to accommodate presenters schedule

March 26, 2012

….. APRIL 5th, 2012. . .

12:00 PM  Lunch Presentation

Solid State Logic  Broadcast Equipment Demonstration Vehicle   –ON TOUR–

HomeTown Buffet   CLOVIS

The SSL Broadcast Equipment Demonstration Vehicle is a custom designed mobile production unit which is able to handle a broad range of on-air audio productions. The vehicle is equipped with our C10 HD compact digital audio console, our MORSE Router and the SSL Broadcast I/O range. The vehicle is also equipped with a Miranda multivi-vewer video monitor system, full Genelec 5.1 audio monitoring, RTS Comms system, Savant environmental control system and an array of related on-air production equipment. The truck demonstrates the capabilities of all of these systems and the degree of integration possible between them.  The SSL Broadcast Equipment Demonstration Vehicle was designed by SSL’s Project Engineering team, custom built by Shook Mobile Technology and is presented in association with our technology partners; Genelec, Miranda, RTS and Savant. more…

—– SBE 66 February Meeting —– Thursday February 23, 2012 12:00 PM

February 6, 2012

—        Lunch Presentation HomeTown Buffet        –Clovis–

MPEG-2 vs. MPEG-4  and… The World of 3G/4G Video Transmissions

(Shaw & Peach )    — Hosted Lunch —  Meet in back banquet room

Ellen Hyker, Manager of Client Relations and Services at Vislink, will be giving this months presentation at the SBE66 February meeting.    Known as the former West Coast Engineer on the Sprint Nextel project, Ellen worked with over 110 stations, and a dozen independent production facilities to transition them from analog to digital in the BAS bands during the 5 year project. Formerly the Technical Manager of NBC Nightly News and the Today Show in New York, as well as the Field Operations Manager at KNBC in LA, and Director of Operations at WMAQ in Chicago, Ellen has over 30 years of broadcast experience in a variety of technical, operational and editorial roles.

Can MPEG-4 Improve your ENG News gathering?

Get on-the-air with 3G / 4G video transmissions