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October 24, 2020
By
Dennis Thompson

Dennis Thompson

Greetings from somewhere. It’s still 2020, but if you have made it this far you’ll probably do OK for the rest of the ride. more…

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April 27, 2020
By
Dennis Thompson

Dennis Thompson

Greetings! Just a reminder, that since it appears likely that our next few chapter meetings may be in the form of a Zoom video conference, more…

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October 21, 2019
By
Dennis Thompson

Dennis Thompson

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

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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: March 2019

March 25, 2019
By
Dennis Thompson

Dennis Thompson

It’s NAB time again, boys and girls! The usual Las Vegas venue commences Saturday April 6 and runs through Thursday April 11. If you have a paid SBE membership you’ll be eligible for some free prizes, more…

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
By
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: July 2018

July 20, 2018
By
DENNIS THOMPSON

DENNIS THOMPSON

As many of you know, there is another nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System coming up on Thursday September 20th. This test will also includes a WEA (Wireless Emergency Alert) test message to be sent to cell phones. Be aware that, on or before 11:59 p.m. EDT, the day of the test (Sept. 20, 2018), EAS participants must file the day-of-test information sought by ETRS Form Two. This Newsletter includes information on what FEMA will do the day of the test, as well as some links to help you prepare.

Steve Dresser is taking a quick summer break from the FCC applications and actions desk, but will return next month.

We have a great meeting coming up featuring a presentation by Eddy Vanderkerken, director of sales from the Broadcast division of RFS (Radio Frequency Systems). They’ll be hosting the July lunch meeting at the Mitsui Buffet. As always, bring any questions, concerns, and updates you may have for the meeting before the RFS presentation. Hope to see you there.

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…