Next SBE Chapter 59 Meeting

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 

Where: ATC Site # 282654 Kansas City (Richland) Site (6309 East 56th Street, Kansas City, MO)

Gather at 11:30 a.m., lunch served at 11:45, meeting at 12:15 followed by the program

Program:

Television Re-pack & Site Tour.  American Tower Corporation (ATC) will present a program focused on their plans for the television re-pack and site specific information on the Kansas City market. This will be followed by a tour of their facility.

Jack Stack BBQ lunch will be provided by ATC.

RSVP Requested:  In order to make proper arrangements, it is requested that you please RSVP for this meeting.  To RSVP send a message indicating you will attend using our online contact form.  Please RSVP by Thursday, April 12.

Future Meeting Programs:

June 8:  TBD

July 13:  TBD

American Tower Corporation TV Repack Program

Our monthly meeting on May 18, 2016, was hosted by American Tower at one of their Kansas City area sites.  They presented a program about the FCC's spectrum auctions and the TV repacking to follow.  Here are the slides from that presentation:

DTV Transmitter Efficiency Presentation (August, 2014)

At the regular chapter meeting in August, 2014, Perry Priestley of Anywave Communication Technolgies gave a presentation on DTV transmitter efficiency.  Here are the slides from that presentation in PDF form:

http://www.sbe59.org/files/special/Anywave SBE Presentation 2014.pdf

Oklahoma First Informer Broadcasters Act

At the May, 2014, monthly chapter meeting a new piece of legislation in the neighboring state of Oklahoma related to broadcasters and emergency situations was discussed.

The final version of the act can viewed on-line here:

https://www.sos.ok.gov/documents/legislation/54th/2014/2R/HB/3156.pdf

Further research showed that a similar bill was being considered this year in Missouri:

http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1582&year=2014&code=r

The Missouri House Bill 1582 “First Informer Broadcasters Act” will have to be taken up this fall as the Missouri Legislature ended its session on Friday, May 16th (2014).  The bill “establishes certification (for) radio and television broadcasters under the "First Informer Broadcasters Act" in order to prepare for and respond appropriately to an emergency or disaster.”

Science Pioneers

At the October, 2013, SBE meeting Kirk Chestnut mentioned a local organization that is involved in promoting science, mentoring, and hosts a city-wide science fair that is in need of judges/volunteers.  Here is a link to their website:

http://www.sciencepioneers.org

Here is a link to the volunteer sign-up page:

http://www.sciencepioneers.org/support/volunteer-information-sign-up-form

The Double Slit Experiment

At the monthly meeting on October 9, 2013, chapter member John Gray gave a presentation on quantum physics and the double slit experiement.  Below are links to some YouTube videos on the topic presented by Richard Feynman.

Presentation from 1964 (worth it just to watch the intro):

http://youtu.be/hUJfjRoxCbk

Four part Feynman lecture from 1965 (each is a little over an hour long):

Part 1:  http://youtu.be/eLQ2atfqk2c

Part 2: http://youtu.be/kMSgE62S6oo

Part 3: http://youtu.be/jNNXD7fuE5E

Part 4: http://youtu.be/UigjOJm6F9o

What is it?

At our April meeting chapter member Ed Treese brought in an item that was located in engineering storage at 1480.

What is it?

It is made of rubber and has a small weep hole.  So - what is it?

Tribute to John Battison

Chriss Scherer, CPBE CBNT, editor of Radio magazine, past president of the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE), and local SBE chapter 59 member paid tribute to the founder of the SBE and former technical editor of Radio magazine, John Battison (1915-2012), during the SBE's Awards Banquet at the 2012 National Meeting on Oct. 24, 2012.

Spectrum Analyzer 102+

At the meeting on Thursday, March 8, 2012, Greg Best presented a program titled "Spectrum Analyzer 102+".

PDF Version of Greg's Power Point Presentation

During his presentation Greg referenced the book "Fundamentals Of Spectrum Analysis".  A PDF version of this book can be found on-line and is available for free download here:  http://www.ictregulationtoolkit.org/en/Publication.3588.html

Presentation Slides for IP Security Basics

Chapter member Kit Peters presented a discussion on the basics of IP and best practices for security IP-based devices at the meeting on April 21, 2011.  The slides from that presentation can be found online here:

http://www.slideshare.net/kitpeters/ip-for-broadcast-engineers-7703864

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