Random Noise

Notes from the editor.

Random Noise: September 2016

September 9, 2016
By
Dennis Thompson

DENNIS THOMPSON

A reminder that the Annual SBE66 picnic/BBQ/Potluck is just a day away. I hope you’ll be able to attend this event on Saturday September 17th at the Meadow Lakes picnic area. Friends and family members are welcome more…

Random Noise: August 2016

August 22, 2016
By
Dennis Thompson

Dennis Thompson

Most, if not all of you have registered in the EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS).  All stations are required to log into this new system and complete the initial ETRS form, known as Form One, by Friday August, 26th more…

Random Noise: July 2016

July 25, 2016
By
Dennis Thompson

Dennis Thompson

Thanks to Pete Barth, who at our June Meeting, took us back to the days before CAT5 cables and solid state devices invaded our studios, transmitters and control rooms. more…

Random Noise: June 2016

June 26, 2016
By
Dennis Thompson

Dennis Thompson

The best way to stay cool during these hot summer Central Valley days is to hang out where there’s plenty of cold drinks and ice cream. I know just the place where you can do that, which I’ll tell you about in a moment. more…

Random Noise: May 2016

May 24, 2016
By
Dennis Thompson

Dennis Thompson

California’s turn for the IPAWS/EAS regional test is coming up in June. The (revised) date for this voluntary test is June 15th at 1:20 p.m. PDT. DHS-FEMA will be conducting a series of webinars to disseminate information on EAS device configurations for the National Periodic Test (NPT) event code used for the test. Webinar times and dates are included in this Newsletter. more…

Random Noise: April 2016

April 24, 2016
By
Dennis Thompson

Dennis Thompson

I’m very sorry to report that John Lockhart has passed away. He was a great supporter of SBE66 activities, respected by all, and long-time broadcast engineer here in the Central Valley. Feel free to share any comments and memories on the link at the SBEE66 web page HERE:

 

Thanks to some unwanted computer updates this usually tardy Newsletter is later than usual but still in time to remind you all about the April meeting of the SBE66 Central Valley group on Thursday the 28th at the Clovis HomeTown Buffet.  It’s our usual noontime lunch in the back banquet room. Pay as you enter and we’ll see you there. more…

Random Noise March 2016

March 27, 2016
By
Dennis Thompson

DENNIS THOMPSON

The spectacle of NAB is just a few weeks away.  The newsletter includes a schedule specific to SBE events with links when possible. Check it out as there might some items of interest you’ll want to fit into your schedule between Saturday and Thursday.  more…

Random Noise: February 2017

February 20, 2016
By
Dennis Thompson

Dennis Thompson

Our January meeting at Luna’s Restaurant in Clovis provided a great time for those who attended-and there were many of you. For those who were not able to stop by, here are the results of the SBE66 officer elections.

January Pizza Bash at Luna's Restaurant (forgound left) Chuck Crowder, Gary Temple-KGPE/KSEE (forground right) Sherdi Sabra-KVPT

January Pizza Bash at Luna’s Restaurant
(foreground left) Chuck Crowder & Gary Temple-KGPE/KSEE (foreground right) Sherdi Sabra-KVPT

Ken Holden was re-elected as Chairman, Pat Fennacy was re-elected as Vice Chairman, and Steve Dresser will continue with the duties of Secretary/Treasurer.

Random Noise: January 2016

January 21, 2016
By
Dennis Thompson

Dennis Thompson

I hope your 2016 has begun on a positive note. Currently my note is  B. That’s always been a hard one to hit for me. more…

Random Noise – December 2015

December 12, 2015
By
Dennis Thompson

Dennis Thompson

Greetings. The meeting on Wednesday December 16th is the last Central Valley SBE gathering for this year. I hope you can attend this lunch meeting in the banquet room at the more…