Special Event - Ensor Park and Museum Tour
When: Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 2 PM
Where: 18995 W. 183rd Street; Olathe, KS (913) 592-4141
There will be an informal gathering at the historic Ensor Park and Museum. Meet there at 2 PM and we will take the tour which is expected to last about an hour. There is no paid admission, but the museum does rely on gifted donations by pleased visitors.
The Marshal Ensor Park and Museum is a seasonal museum devoted to the teacher, craftsman and amateur radio operator, Marshal Ensor. The 1890 farm home is filled with Ensor family furnishings (including many pieces of furniture built by Marshal Ensor) and the radio equipment which he operated under license W9BSP. Marshall's sister, Loretta also earned a ham license and became W9UA. Loretta Ensor was trustee for the first high school radio station in Kansas, where Olathe students could learn to become amateur radio operators.
Marshall H. Ensor received the Paley Award in 1941 for his effort in teaching radio fundamentals by radio. The welfare of his country was measurably improved by the boost of new amateurs due to his superior methods of teaching through the use of his hand made reliable and powerful transmitter coupled with proven teaching ability. The American Radio Relay League credited Marshall for teaching better than all others. This was done from the radio room inside the Dairy Farm home he had grown up on.
Next Regular Meeting:
When: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 (Note: Not the usual meeting week.)
Where: Zarda BBQ; 11931 W 87th St.; Lenexa, KS (913-492-2330)
Gather at 11:30 a.m., lunch at 11:45, meeting at noon
FM Multipath Reduction. Jeff Keith will present a program on an alternative solution to the challenge of multipath reduction that is based on a paper he presented at the NAB convention earlier this year. Jeff is the Senior Product Development Engineer for Wheatstone Corporation’s Audio Processing products. Before joining Wheatstone he worked for another processor manufacturer, and prior to that spent 30 years as Chief Engineer/Engineering Director for various medium market stations around the Eastern half of the U.S. Over the years he’s designed and built many custom audio processing devices and modified others in order to solve challenges for stations where he was chief engineer. Jeff’s efforts have made him known as the guru behind the best sounding station in every market where he’s worked.
Lunch will be provided by BSW. When you arrive at Zarda proceed to the back room for lunch and the meeting.
Future Meeting Programs:
July 10: Digital Nirvana
Aug 14: TBD
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.
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:
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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