Random Noise

Notes from the editor.

Random Noise – September 2015

September 14, 2015
By
Dennis Thompson

Dennis Thompson

Is it safe to breathe? Yes, but not too deeply. As of this writing the Rough fire, which has burned more than 141,000 acres over the last six weeks, is now 67 percent contained. more…

Random Noise – August 2015

August 24, 2015
By
Dennis Thompson

Dennis Thompson

It goes without saying, but I’m saying it anyway, It’s fire season, so keep those hilltop transmitter facilities as clean and clear as possible. more…

Random Noise – July 2015

July 26, 2015
By
Dennis Thompson

Dennis Thompson

We’ll be taking a short break in the meeting schedule for the month of July. No gathering this month, but look for the SBE 66 gang to return in August (Thursday the 27th-TBA) and of course, more…

Random Noise – June 2015

June 20, 2015
By
Dennis Thompson

Dennis Thompson

The FCC has released a public notice that sets a July 9 deadline for all auction-eligible TV stations to file information on technical facilities. They have also released  more…

Random Noise – May 2015

May 24, 2015
By
Dennis Thompson

Dennis Thompson

As expected the FCC has issued a memorandum opinion and order extending the deadline for TV stations to transmit audible crawls until November 30, 2015 more…

Random Noise – April 2015

April 21, 2015
By
Dennis Thompson

Dennis Thompson

If you’re used to those TV facility tours that make your hair stand on end (due to the RF in the air) our media facility tour for the upcoming April meeting may make you tingle, but in a different way. more…

Random Noise – March 2015

March 20, 2015
By
Dennis Thompson

Dennis Thompson

Beginning this month and concluding on May 31st, is the SBE’s annual Membership Drive.  Now is the time to find the individuals that you work and do business with who can benefit from being a SBE Member. more…

Random Noise – February 2015

February 22, 2015
By
Dennis Thompson

Dennis Thompson

The fine people at the Society of Broadcast Engineers remind us that if you hold an SBE certification currently, consider adding the SBE Certified logo to your business cards, letterhead, more…

Random Noise – January 2015

January 20, 2015
By
Dennis Thompson

Dennis Thompson

Y2K, plus 15, and counting–all is well. Well, maybe not all that well. Last week a small drone crashed onto the White House lawn. One of those ‘quad copters’ that you can buy at Radio Shack. more…

Random Noise – November 2014

November 16, 2014
By
Dennis Thompson

Dennis Thompson

Well I didn’t hear any local fallout from the erroneous  EAS/EAN alert message transmitted on a syndicated talk show that could have triggered a false alert at 11AM on Novmeber 9th. more…