When: Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Where: Gates BBQ for Lunch/SBE Business Meeting; Program at the Linda Hall Library (Tour)
Gates BBQ Address: 1325 East Emanuel Cleaver Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64110
Linda Hall Library Address: 5109 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
Gather at 11:45 a.m. for lunch (at Gates BBQ) and the SBE business meeting, followed by the tour at 1 PM
Linda Hall Library Tour. The Linda Hall Library is the world’s foremost independent research library devoted to science, engineering, and technology. It is a destination for advanced research and scholarship, and a center for public education in the sciences. Additionally, the Library’s grounds are maintained as an urban arboretum that is open to the public for education and enjoyment. The library is a not-for-profit, privately funded institution, that is open to the public free of charge. For this SBE program we will have a guided tour of the library that should last about 45 minutes.
We will meet at Gates BBQ for lunch at 11:45. Order in the line and then we'll attempt to gather in the dining area. After lunch we will drive to the Linda Hall Library for the tour beginning at 1 PM. The library is surrounded by the UMKC campus. It is suggested that we use the free library parking that is adjacent to the library (as parking in most locations that are part of the UMKC campus typically requires a permit).
Future Meeting Programs:
May 13: VITEC Video Innovations
June 10: SpectraLogic
July 8: Johnson County Emergency Management & Communications
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:
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:
Further research showed that a similar bill was being considered this year in Missouri:
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.”
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:
Here is a link to the volunteer sign-up page:
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):
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
At our April meeting chapter member Ed Treese brought in an item that was located in engineering storage at 1480.
It is made of rubber and has a small weep hole. So - what is it?
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.
At the meeting on Thursday, March 8, 2012, Greg Best presented a program titled "Spectrum Analyzer 102+".
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
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:
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:
The latest news from Digital Alter Systems can be found here.