SBE Chapter 42 Newsletter

Meeting Minutes / Notes
August 3, 2017


Newsletter / Notes

Meeting commenced at 6:30 pm.

Motion to approve previos meeting minutes as stated. Motion was seconded and so approved.

Frequency report

As per e-mail forwarded to us from Lou Mueller, John Poray, Executive Director of SBE National, had provided us with a DoD memo with regards to the sharing of the BAS 2025-2110 Mhz band spectrum. More information on this can be obtained for members. Simply get in touch with Lou via e-mail. {loumueller@wedoradio.com}
Treasury Report:

  • Opening Balance - $5207.95
  • Disbursements - $0.00
  • Income - $0.00
  • Closing Balance $5207.95

Committee Reports:
  • EAS Report - Nothing to report
  • Membership - No activity
  • Certification - No activity


Old Business - We are still looking into the possibility of some TV/radio RF systems training for members. Discussions included length of seminar, being 1 to 1.5 days, and possibly having a joint seminar in conjunction with the Orlando area SMPTE

New Business - Recently announced National EAS test scheduled for September 27, 2017. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has scheduled the 2017 national EAS test for Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 2:20 p.m. ET. This test will be originated and distributed via IPAWS only; the same manner as the 2016 National Test. The test will be sent with the event code NPT for National Periodic Test. All stations are expected to receive the NPT message from IPAWS or off-air and then to relay the NPT message on-air using their normal studio EAS equipment. The message will be sent with both English and Spanish language text and audio.

Meeting adjourned at 6:45 pm.

Tonight’s technology presentation provided by : Marshall Electronics: Topic - Remote cameras for newsroom and ENG with RCP-100.
Presented by: John Wheeler, Regional Sales Manager – Broadcast AV Division