Next SBE Chapter 59 Meeting

When:  Wednesday, April 16, 2014    [Note: This is the third Wednesday due to the NAB show.]

Where:  Don Chilito's; 7017 Johnson Drive; Mission, KS; 913-432-4615

Gather at 11:30 a.m., lunch at 11:45, meeting at noon

Program:

Open Forum.  Join the chapter for an open forum discussion. Bring your questions, comments, stories and anything else to share.

Meal Information: When you arrive at Don Chilito's order lunch in the line and proceed to the back room meeting area on the east side of the building.

 

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Future Meeting Programs:

May 14:  TBD

June 11:  Disaster Recovery w/ Allan Brace

July 9:  Nautel

Radio Broadcast Engineering Technology Seminar - March 24-26 in Overland Park

The Missouri and Kansas broadcasters associations are sponsoring a free 3 day training seminar in Overland Park.  Registration is required.  Details about this event can be found here:

http://mbaweb.memberclicks.net/assets/documents/engineering%20seminar%20...

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

Working Session On CAP EAS Notes

At the meeting on January 13, 2011, Bruce Roberson of Digital Alert Systems presented a program on CAP and EAS.  He has generously provided the slides from that presentation.

Download Here (~11 MB):  EAS Presentation_SBE59_Jan2011.pdf

Additional EAS info provided by Digital Altert Systems: 

DAS BeltwayNews January2011.pdf

DAS BeltwayNews Feb2011 final.pdf

The latest news from Digital Alter Systems can be found here.

Spectrum Analyzer 101+

At the meeting on Thursday, December 9, 2010, Greg Best presented a program titled "Spectrum Analyzer 101+".  Here are links to some of the information presented:

PDF Version of Greg's Power Point Presentation

Links to Reference Material:

App Note 63 for Fundamentals
App Note 134 for Intermediate Subjects
App Note 1298 for Advanced Topics-Digital Communications
App Note 1303 for Advanced Topics-Noise-Like Signals
App Note 1316 for Advanced Topics-Amplitude Accuracy

These links refer to items on this web page: http://www.hpmemory.org/ressources/resrc_an_01.htm

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