CHAPTER 24, Inc., MADISON, WI
Edited by: Mark Croom
Electronic Version: Leonard Charles
Electronically Distributed by Chris Cain
Contributors this month:
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Chapter 24 Newsletter
34 Rustic Parkway
Madison, WI 53713-4700
or call (608) 271-1025 (home) or (608) 221-1979 (work)
5:30pm: Dutch Treat Dinner at CJs in Westgate Mall
7:15pm: Meeting and Program at WMTV TV, 615 Forward Drive
Program: Join us for a tour of the newly remodeled Master
Control room at WMTV.
Visitors and Guests are welcome at all SBE meetings.
Tentative Program Subjects
Wed, Nov 15, 1995
Broadcasters Clinic/EAS Teleconference
Tue, Dec 19, 1995
Candelabra Project facility tour
Wed, Jan 17, 1996
Digital Radio Networks
Thu, Feb 22, 1996
JVC Digital "S" or Panasonic Digital
Tue, Mar 19, 1996
WP&L Center Tour (or Milwaukee area station tour)
Wed, Apr 24, 1996
Chapter Elections and annual NAB review
Thu, May 23, 1996
TCI Cable TV Technology
Tue, Jun 18, 1996
Related technology; Internet/software support
Sat, Jul 27, 1996
3rd annual Chapter 24 Family Picnic
CHAPTER 24 OFFICERS:
Paul Stoffel (WI Public TV)
W - 608-263-2175
H - 608-241-4621
F - 608-263-9763
Fred Sperry (ECB-TOC)
W - 608-264-9698
H - 608-833-6074
Neal McLain (CTI)
W - 608-831-4636
Stan Scharch (WISC TV)
W - 271-4321
H - 831-1168
CHAPTER 24 COMMITTEE APPOINTEES:
Membership - Leonard Charles
Sustaining Membership - Fred Sperry
Strategic Plan - Denny Behr
Newsletter - Mark Croom
Special Events - Kevin Ruppert
Certification and Education:
Tim Trendt (UW-Platteville)
Frequency Coordination: Tom Smith
SBE National Board Member & Chapter Liaison:
W - 271-4321
FAX - 271-1709
1995 BROADCASTERS CLINIC
For 40 years, the annual Broadcasters Clinic has been regarded as
one of the premier regional events designed solely for the
benefit of the Broadcast Engineer. With this the 41st year, the
The 1995 Broadcasters Clinic will include many digital seminars
and equipment exhibits. Programs on the subject range from the
Digital Radio Station, to Computer LANs for Broadcast, and
Driver's Ed on the Internet. Additional subject matter includes
NRSC Compliance, Modern Day Construction of the AM Antenna
System, M/S Stereo Microphone Techniques, the latest in
Television Transmitter technology, and many more.
There will be a couple of special evening programs. WISC TV's
Chris Cain will video time lapse the construction of the
recently finished Madison Candelabra tower including a ride to
the top! And, Madison's Chapter 24 is producing a National SBE
Teleconference. The FCC's Frank Lucia, Wisconsin's SECC Chairman
Gary Timm, and SBE National EAS Chair Leonard Charles will
discuss the makeup of the National, State, and Local level EAS.
It's a great educational opportunity for SBE members across the
upper Midwest region. This year's dates are November 14th
through the 16th at Madison's Ramada Inn (formerly the Holiday
Inn SE). For a brochure or to register by phone, call 837-3462
or fax 256-3986.
CHAPTER 24's BROADCAST CLINIC SCHOLARSHIP
Chapter 24 is offering one scholarship consisting of any two days
of the three day Broadcast Clinic taking place November 14, 15
and 16, 1995 in Madison. The scholarship will be awarded on the
basis of the following criteria and maximum number of points
1) Must be a current member of Chapter 24
2) Attendance at 6 of the 12 meetings prior to the November 1st
3) Employment in or a student of a broadcast related field 4)
Must have SBE National dues paid for the current year
Points will be assigned as follows:
a) 5 points for each month applicant has at least one article
published in the Chapter 24 newsletter spanning the 12
issues prior to the November 1st application deadline b) 5
points for certification, any level
c) 2 points for each monthly meeting attended in excess of
the 6 required
In the case of a tie, final selection will be by the elected
officers of Chapter 24 or by a committee appointed by those
officers, excluding any whom may have applied. If more than one
applicant, an alternate will also be selected based on the
second highest number of points. The scholarship winner will be
required to write a summary article to be published in the
Applications should be in the form of a letter which is signed,
dated and received no later then November 1, 1995. Please send
the application to Fred Sperry at the following address:
Wisconsin Public Television, TOC
3319 W. Beltline Hwy.
Madison, WI 53713
ENNES SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
At the National SBE Convention in New Orleans, the SBE Ennes
Foundation announced the winners of this year's scholarships.
Vickie Way of Chapter 24 was awarded a Scholarship to continue
studies at the University of Wisconsin, Platteville, WI. In
addition, Darrell Cottrill received a Scholarship to continue
studies at New Mexico State University.
By Tom Smith
WMXF(FM) Sauk City, WI./ Madison 96.3 mhz with 5.1 kw at 672
feet. Midcontinent Media Inc. of St. Paul ( Joe H. Floyd, Pres.)
has applied for permission to purchase WMXF from ODON
Broadcasting Inc. of Northfield, ILL ( William C. O'Donnell,
owner) for $3.05 million. Midcontinent owns WTSO/WZEE Madison,
WI; WDGY (AM) St. Paul; and KELO-AM-FM-TV Sioux Falls, KDLO-TV
Florence, KPLO-TV Reliance and KCLO-TV Rapid City, all in South
Dakota. ODON owns WNAM (AM) Neenah, Menasha and WUSW (FM)
Oshkosh, WI. (From Broadcasting and Cable)
Chapter 24 lost a few members through non-renewal this year. The
Chapter roster now numbers 68. Ten people decided not to renew
but 2 other new members joined the Chapter. Chapter membership
information and applications are available from Membership Chair
Chapter 24 of the Society of Broadcast Engineers met on
Wednesday, September 20, 1995, at the studios of Midwest Family
Stations, in Madison. There were 21 persons in attendance, 14 of
whom were certified. The meeting was chaired by Chapter 24
Chairman Paul Stoffel.
Call to order: 7:02 pm. The minutes of the previous meeting were
approved as published in the September Newsletter.
Treasurer's Report (reported by Stan Scharch, Treasurer): the
chapter balance is in the black.
Newsletter Editor's Report (reported by Mark Croom) The deadline
for the October Newsletter is midnight 10/6/95; the folding
party is at 5:30 pm 10/10/95 at WKOW-TV.
Sustaining Membership Report (reported by Fred Sperry): A renewal
was received from Comark Communications, Inc.; the total
sustaining membership now stands at 23.
Program Committee (reported by Steve Zimmerman): The October
meeting will be a tour of WMTV's newly-remodeled technical
facilities, conducted by Chief Engineer Tom Weeden.
Certification and Education: no report.
Frequency coordination: One new STL and several more wireless
microphones have been submitted for coordination.
National liaison (reported by Leonard Charles): Chuck reported on
several pending issues. (see Board Meeting article)
Old business: none. New business: none.
Chairman's Report (reported by Paul Stoffel): Plans for the
November chapter meeting (a national teleconference in
conjunction with the Broadcasters' Clinic) are coming along; Jack
O'Neill, Professor at University of Wisconsin-Platteville, has
offered the services of ten students to serve as crew members.
The Chapter is offering a scholarship for members interested in
attending the Broadcasters' Clinic.
General Announcements: A engineering job opening exists at WREX-
TV, Rockford, Illinois.
Special Report: Chris Cain reported that the new candelabra
broadcast antenna tower is now in operation, and that a formal
ribbon-cutting ceremony recently took place.
The business meeting was adjourned at 7:37 pm. The program
featured a tour of Midwest Family Stations new studio
Submitted by Neal McLain
SBE NATIONAL ELECTION RESULTS
OFFICERS (One Year Term)
TERRY BAUN - President
ED MILLER - Vice President
SANDY SANDBERG - Secretary
TROY PENNINGTON - Treasurer
BOARD OF DIRECTORS (Two Year Term)
JIM BERNIER, Syracuse, NY
MARVIN BORN, Columbus, OH
ANDY BUTLER, Annadale, VA
RICK EDWARDS, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
ROBERT REYMONT, Mesa, AZ
LARRY WILKINS, Montgomery, AL
Appointed to One Year Term
DAVE JOHNSON, Columbus, OH
by Neal McLain
Communication Technologies, Inc.
This is the third in a series of articles about geostationary
orbits; i.e., the orbits occupied by communications satellites
which remain at fixed points in the sky. In this series, we
cover basic physical principles, orbital geometry, pointing
angles, and antenna mounts.
This third article describes pointing angles.
In last month's article, we noted that, for communications
purposes, the geostationary orbit offers two significant
advantages over any other orbit:
- The satellite remains above the horizon, and therefore
visible, at all times. - The satellite remains at a fixed
point in the sky at all times. These advantages allow us to use
fixed antennas. However, to do this, we need accomplish two
things: - We need to know exactly where that fixed point is.
In other words, we need to know the position of the satellite in
the sky, as it appears from the antenna. This position is
defined in terms of angles known as pointing angles.
- We need a mechanism to support the antenna so that it
is aimed at the correct pointing angles. This mechanism is
called the antenna mount, or simply the mount.
The position of a geostationary satellite is specified in terms
of angles known as pointing angles. There are two systems for
measuring pointing angles:
- EL/AZ. This system uses pointing angles known as
azimuth and elevation.
- Polar. This system uses pointing angles known as hour
angle and declination.
We will define each of these terms in sequence, using the
definitions commonly accepted in the satellite communications
By definition, azimuth is the angle, in degrees, measured along
the horizon, between true north and the point on the horizon
directly beneath the satellite. Azimuth is always measured
clockwise from true north, and it is always a positive number.
The concept of azimuth was borrowed from the field of astronomy,
where it is used to specify the position of an astronomical
object clockwise from a specified reference point. The
definition stated above is generally used, although some authors
define 0 to be south rather than north.
By definition, elevation is the angle, measured along a vertical
line, between the horizon and the satellite.
Angles above the horizon are positive; angles below the horizon
are negative. Satellites with negative elevations are, of
course, not visible to an observer.
Note that elevation is always measured along a vertical line;
i.e., a line which is perpendicular to the horizon.
The concept of elevation was borrowed from the field of
astronomy, where it is used to specify the position of an
astronomical object above the horizon. In astronomy, it's called
altitude, but the definition is the same.
By definition, hour angle is the angle, in degrees, measured
along the Celestial Equator, between the following points: the
point on the Celestial Equator nearest the satellite, and the
peak point in the Celestial Equator. Angles to the right are
positive, and angles to the left are negative.
The hour angle to any given satellite is the angle between the
following points on the Celestial Equator:
- Point S: The point on the Celestial Equator nearest the
satellite. In mathematical terminology, we would call this
point the projection of the satellite on the Celestial Equator.
- Point P: The peak point of the Celestial Equator. This
point lies directly south of an antenna located in the Northern
Hemisphere, and directly north of an antenna located in the
Hour Angle is analogous to azimuth in that both terms define the
position of a satellite east or west of some specified reference
point. But there are three significant differences:
- Azimuth is measured along the horizon; hour angle is
measured along the Celestial Equator. - 0 azimuth is
always north; 0 hour angle is always toward the equator. -
Azimuth is always a positive number; hour angle can be
either positive or negative.
The concept of hour angle was borrowed from the field of
astronomy, where it has a similar meaning. However, things are
a lot more complicated in astronomy, because, unlike
geostationary satellites, astronomical objects are in constant
motion: they rise in the east and set in the west. Thus, the
hour angle to any given object changes continuously, depending
on the time and date. A set of published tables, called an
ephemeris, is used to determine the hour angle at any given
time; to simplify calculations, an ephemeris specifies hour
angles in hours, minutes, and seconds, rather than in degrees.
This, of course, accounts for the name "hour" angle.
By definition, declination is the angle, in degrees, between the
Celestial Equator and a satellite, measured along a line which
is perpendicular to the Celestial Equator. Since the Clarke
Belt always appears below the Celestial Equator, declination is
always a negative number.
Declination is analogous to elevation in that both terms specify
the position of a satellite above or below some specified
reference point. But there are three significant differences:
- Elevation is perpendicular to the horizon; declination
is perpendicular to the Celestial Equator. - 0
elevation is the horizon; 0 declination is the Celestial
Equator. - Elevation can be either positive or negative;
declination is always negative.
The concept of declination was borrowed from the field of
astronomy, where it has a similar meaning. In astronomy,
declination is used to specify the position of an astronomical
object, in degrees, above or below the Celestial Equator.
Angles to objects north of the equator are positive; angles to
objects south of the equator are negative.
Antenna mount is the name given to the mechanism which supports a
ground-based satellite antenna. Ideally, the mount must allow
the antenna to be adjusted precisely to the specified pointing
angles, and it must hold the antenna securely in that position.
Two types of antenna mounts are used in the satellite
communications industry, one for each of the two pointing angle
measurement systems described earlier:
- EL/AZ mount (sometimes called AZ/EL mount). This type
of mount allows the antenna to be adjusted in the azimuth and
- Polar mount (sometimes called equatorial mount). This
type of mount allows the antenna to be adjusted in the hour
angle and declination axes.
Next month, we'll discuss antenna mounts in detail.
Final Rule; Interpretation
Mass Media, AM Expanded Band Allotment Plan
Docket FCC 95-385
In response to a number of requests for reconsideration, the FCC
has rescinded it's allocation plan from the AM expanded band
from 1605 to 1705 khz. The FCC had a number of petitions
complaining about faulty information in the database it had used
to make the allocations. The FCC verified the errors and decided
to redo the allocation table. The original allocation table
awarded frequencies to about 80 out of the 688 stations that
applied for an opportunity to move to the new band.
The 30-day period to file comments to correct information in the
database ends on October 19, 1995 with replies due on November
3, 1995. Published in the FEDERAL REGISTER, Tuesday September
19, on page 48,426.
(From the FEDERAL REGISTER, with additional information from
SBE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
September 6, 1995
New Orleans, LA
Compiled by Leonard Charles
The meeting was called to order at 6:08pm.
President Chuck Kelly chaired his last Board meeting and began by
recognizing newly elected Board members and thanking outgoing
Board members. Those welcomed were Larry Wilkins of Montgomery
AL, Marvin Born of Columbus OH, Rick Edwards of Ft. Lauderdale
FL, and Andy Butler of Annadale VA. In addition, Dave Johnson of
Columbus OH was appointed to fill the un-expired Board Term
created when Board Member Troy Pennington was elected as
Treasurer. Those Board members and Officers whose service to the
SBE is ending are Keith Kintner of Los Angeles, Bob Goza of MO,
David Carr of Houston, and Dane Ericksen of Sonoma, CA.
Following the roll call, the Board was addressed by NARTE
President Ray Thrower. Mr. Thrower explained how his
organization evolved and its concurrent effort with the SBE to
discourage State Licensing of Broadcast Engineers.
Minutes of the July Executive Committee meeting were discussed
Bob Goza's treasurer's report showed the SBE's finances far ahead
of this time last year attributable to strong dues renewal, and
strong sales of the TV and Radio Operators Handbooks. A positive
reconfigure of the SBE investment portfolio also attributed to
our above budget income level. Bob said that our finances will
likely level off by the end of the fiscal year but still finish
ahead of budget.
Leonard Charles gave an Awards Committee report including all of
this year's winners and an acknowledgment of Committee members
By-Laws Committee Chairman Sandy Sandberg presented a number of
proposed by-laws changes dealing with eliminating the Lifetime
Membership category, changing the years of tenure required for
Life Membership, establishing Life Member dues, and changing the
structure and time frame of Nominations and Elections. A lengthy
and, sometimes heated, debate ensued on most proposed changes.
Specific changes were approved to be sent on to the membership,
but after further discussion on the entire package and a number
of negative roll call votes on specific items, a final vote was
taken to table all proposed changes for further study. As a
result, no action was taken on any of the proposed by-laws
Jerry Whitaker gave an Engineering Conference Committee report
including a successful report on the Ennes workshops earlier in
the day and a great outlook on the upcoming Engineering
Conference to begin the next day. Jerry also explained how his
committee is working on providing programs for the Pro AV Africa
show next year. The SBE will coordinate speakers and programs
for that show for a fee.
Under Certification and Ennes, Jim Wulliman reported that a
recent review of the SBE Cannon of Ethics showed them to be as
valid today as when they were written. They are published in our
By Laws. Andy Butler volunteered to take over the Ennes
Foundation's Mentor Program which has been struggling since its
inception a few years ago. Jim put forth an updated list of
Schools that qualify for Certification points by virtue of their
programs. Jim also announced this years Ennes Scholarship
recipients, Victoria Lynn Way received $750.00 to continue
studies at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and Darrell
Cottrill received $500.00 to continue studies at New Mexico State
The Liaison Committee report from John Schneider included the
plan for new Chapter Liaison assignments in light of the
incoming and outgoing Board members. John also presented the new
list of successful program ideas for Chapter meetings now
available on the National BBS.
The Electronic Communications Task Force, chaired by Jim Bernier,
reported on BBS statistics. In the six month period ending
August 31st, there was a total of 3737 log ins. The most popular
items on the BBS are the Jobline contacts list and the
electronic Short Circuits. Jim reports that the monthly Board
Packet is no longer distributed on paper but exclusively
electronically on the BBS. The SBE Home Page on the Internet has
been up since July 7 of this year. (http://www.sbe.org) Our
Home Page has taken 2300 hits, or about 290 hits a week and twice
the number of logins on the BBS. The EAS reports on the Home
Page have been very popular as well as the Frequency
Coordinators list. The SBE store at this convention has a
computer for Internet browsing including the SBE Home Page.
Dane Ericksen reported on the progress of many filing by his FCC
Liaison Committee. ** Comments have been filed on Dkt 94-32,
MSS 2 GHZ ENG take away. In this Docket, Broadcaster will be
loosing channels A1 and A2, the bottom two channels of the 2GHZ
ENG band. The question remains whether a matching two channels
will be added on top of channel A7 to give Broadcasters parity or
whether Broadcaster will just have to eat that lost 35MHZ of ENG
** Dane also reported on further developments on MSS taking away
ENG channels A1 and A2. The joint MSS parties filed a request
to move up the date of the spectrum take over from 2001 to 1996.
The SBE filed comments against this. Then, after the comment
period closed, the joint MSS parties filed late comments which
proposed, for the first time, to use RPU bands 450 to 451MHZ and
455 to 456MHZ for MSS feeder links and service uplinks. They
stated that these RPU bands were lightly used and un-congested
and that the MSS "polite protocol" would make use of this
spectrum in conjunction with Broadcasters not a concern. SBE
Draft response comments were in committee process when the FCC
report came out approving these requests except for the 450 to
451MHZ use, which was prohibited because of its close proximity
to Wind Profiler devices at 449MHZ. In lieu of a petition to
reconsider, the SBE Counsel drafted a letter which was given to
the Department of State representative at WRC95 explaining the
many mis-conceptions presented in this rulemaking process. This
letter is also being sent to all the MSS participants at that
** Reply comments in support of MSTV have been filed on Dkt
94-32, where Congress has told the FCC to give back to private
industry, spectrum below 5GHZ that is now allocated to the
Federal Government. Broadcaster were to get 25MHZ at 4.6GHZ.
Though no R&O has been seen, a recent article in Broadcasting
magazine said that Broadcasters ended up with nothing in this
spectrum. Instead, the spectrum was released for auction. **
Comments were filed 4 or 5 months ago on Dkt 94-130, Unattended
Operation. This docket has been help up pending the outcome of
EAS as unattended operation is not possible under the current EBS
rules. ** The SBE picked up some un-expected support on its
comments against Dkt 90-357 where Digital Radio Audio Satellite
Services requested the use of 7GHZ spectrum. SBE Comments
objected because of the extensive use of that spectrum for
Television fixed point transmission. Our comments impressed
other industry alliances so much so that Cap Cities, MSTV, and
NBC requested to be included as filers of our comments.
EAS Committee Chairman, Leonard Charles, reported on the speed of
the FCC to act on the petitions to reconsider the EAS R&O. As
the industry still awaits that Memorandum, the Committee has been
working on presentations, including the Ennes Workshop given
earlier in the day, and the Committee's representation on the EAS
Seminar panel at the Engineering Conference. The Committee has
also finished a preliminary Primer, which will be fine tuned at
the Committee meeting in New Orleans, and, hopefully, be ready
for publication shortly after the FCC Memorandum is released.
SBE Counsel, Chris Imlay, reported on the progress of the SBE
efforts to get an Engineer on the staff of each FCC
Commissioner. Meetings have been on-going with members of the
Telecom sub-committee. The SBE was told that once the Telecom
Bill is out of the way, there will be two other pieces of
legislation this year that will affect the FCC, one an
appropriations bill defeated in the last Congress, and the other
a FCC deregulation bill. Congressman Dennis Hastert of Illinois
is heading up the later. The SBE is working with Leslie Dunlap
of Congressman Hastert's office on getting our proposal attached
to the FCC deregulation bill. Chris asks the membership to Email
the Congressman's office in support of the SBE effort. The
address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Chris expects soon to have
example letters/Email for this purpose.
Troy Pennington reported on the proposed 1996 budget. The budget
calls for a $4.00 increase in the price of the TV operators
handbook, and a $2.00 increase in the Radio Operators handbook.
Student dues would increase $5.00 a year under the proposed
budget but no increase on any other level of membership. On the
expense side, an increase for replenishing the depleting supply
of operator handbooks was reflected, as well as an increase in
MIS and Legal Services categories.
** Troy then brought forth a proposal discussed at the Executive
Committee meeting in July that would eliminate the rebate to
Chapters for Life Members. Currently, Chapters receive a full
rebate share for a Life Member, even though the Life Member pays
no dues to the Society. After a brief discussion, the proposal
was voted on and passed. ** A five year SBE finances projection
was presented and discussed at length. The projection show the
finances leveling off and turning negative. Many methods of
heading off this trend were discussed. It was decided that we
take the projection to the membership to make them aware of our
financial future dilemma and solicit open discussion from them
on methods to deal with it.
Frequency Coordination Committee chair, David Carr, discussed the
problems remaining over frequency congestion along the borders
with Mexico. A change in AMIRTA leadership has resulted in a
slow down of this effort though it continues.
** Dane Ericksen explained the progress of distribution of the
Frequency Coordinators Map Books. The multi distribution of
these map books, including duplication and mailing finances has
been take up by Al Meyers of Metro Networks in Houston. Dane is
working on appropriate acknowledgment of this effort. Dane also
said that in lieu of the book's successful distribution, the
tools are now in place to file a Petition for Rulemaking to
require frequency coordination on applications for licensing to
the FCC. His FCC Liaison Committee will be looking into that.
As Fellowship Committee Chair, David Carr announced this years
recipient Ed Roos. Two Lifetime Achievement awards will also be
given out this year to Ben Wolfe and Jim Wulliman.
Industry Relations Committee chair Terry Baun said his report is
on the BBS and needed no discussion here at the Board meeting.
Doug Garlinger of The International High Frequency Broadcast Task
Force was absent but had John Poray advance his opinion that it
has run its course and any further needs in this area could be
absorbed by other committees.
In Mike Fast's absence, John Poray gave the Membership Committee
report. This year's one new member drive roughly doubled last
years numbers. This year's winner is at the convention enjoying
Nominations Committee Chair Robert Reymont reported on the
successful process this year. A concern was expressed from the
table about having only one candidate for each Officer position.
President Kelly asked for written proposals on how to accomplish
that goal. Those proposals should be forwarded to the
Sustaining Members Chair Ed Miller reported that his goal of 80
Sustaining Members was missed by one. That total reflects 28
new Sustaining Members. 282 solicitations were sent out.
In old business, the Pro AV Africa effort was further explained
by John Poray including costs and profits. Sandy Sandberg
brought forth his proposal for a new membership category open to
individuals that are not Broadcast Engineers but wish to support
the Society and cannot afford to be a Sustaining Member. Sandy
was asked to work with the Membership Committee and bring forth
a proposal that can be acted on at a future Board meeting. Sandy
also passed around the table a display of new style pins to be
considered for use by the SBE.
In new business, Terry Baun brought up the possibility of
purchasing a Fax Back machine for the National Office to cut
down on the staff time spent responding to requests for forms and
documents. Terry also announced plans for turning the summer
Executive Committee meeting into a full Board meeting and
including a strategic planning day in that weekend.
John Poray's Executive Director's Report included up to date
membership numbers. We are about 130 ahead of this time last
year. Taking into account that the available Broadcast Engineer
market is shrinking, we are increasing our market share of
members beyond what the raw numbers indicate. ** Next year's
Engineering Conference is in Los Angeles. The SBE is looking
into things to give it a better look and make it more appealing
as a place to go.
** Additions of Homeowners and Auto Insurance policies to our
group insurance offerings was discussed. ** There is an Ennes
Regional Workshop in Boston on October 21st. Plans continue for
it. Suggestions for locations of next year's Regional Workshops
are being solicited. ** Upgrades to the Office computer systems
continue on schedule. Upgrades to Windows and associated
training continues. Modems at the workstations, to allow
Internet access by staff and Email access to them, are next on
** Concern about tax changes on Associate Members is something
to watch as changes are being contemplated by the IRS. John
will be working with the Finance Committee on this. ** Due to
the resignation of Sarah Hayden earlier this year, John has re-
structured the office duties and will be hiring two assistants
soon to fill the vacant position and to support the added duties
on Office staff. These two positions will fall into what is
already budgeted for.
In parting comments, President Chuck Kelly expressed his thanks
for the fine working association he has received from the Board
and other Officers over his past two years as its President.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:50pm.
CHAPTER 24 SUSTAINING MEMBERS
Thanks to all our
Clark Wire and Cable
Fuji Film I&I
3M Audio & Video
NATIONAL SBE PHONE DIRECTORY
SBE National Office
8445 Keystone Crossing Suite 140
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Main Number 317-253-1640
Engineering Conference Line 317-253-0122
Job Line 317-253-0474
President: Chuck Kelly CBT
P.O. Box 3606
Quincy, IL 62305
CIS ID# 70307,2642
Vice President: Terrence Baun CPBE
Criterion Broadcast Services
5300 W. Garfield Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53208
CIS ID# 71525,1060
Secretary: Keith Kintner CSTE
KLCS TV 58
1061 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
CIS ID# 72530,620
Treasurer: Bob Goza CPBE
3315 Highway 50
Beaufort, MO 63013
Executive Director: John Poray CAE
SBE National Office
8445 Keystone Crossing Suite 140
Indianapolis, IN 46240
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jim Bernier CBT
980 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13203
David Carr CPBE
P.O. Box 11
Houston, TX 77001
Leonard Charles CSTE
7025 Raymond Road
Madison, WI 53719
Dane Ericksen PE CSRE CSTE
Hammett & Edison, Inc.
San Francisco, CA 94128-0068
Michael Fast CPBE
1303 Burleigh Road
Lutherville, MD 21093
Michael McCarthy CBRE
WLIT FM/Viacom International
150 N. Michigan Ave., #1135
Chicago, IL 60601
Edward Miller CPBE
WEWS Scripps Howard
3001 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
Troy Pennington CSRE
WZZK AM/FM, WODL FM Radio
530 Beacon Parkway W. #300
Birmingham, AL 35209
Robert Reymont CPBE
Nationwide Communications, Inc.
P.O. Box 5159
Mesa, AZ 85211-0500
CIS ID# 71645,254
Martin "Sandy" Sandberg CPBE
9807 Edgecove Drive
Dallas, TX 75238
John Schneider CBRE
RF Specialties of Washington, Inc.
19237 Aurora Avenue N.
Seattle, WA 98133
CIS ID# 74603,3342
Tom Weber CSTE
WISH TV 8
1950 N Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
CIS ID#: 73250,215
Chris Imlay, Esq.
SBE General Counsel
Booth, Freret & Imlay
1233 20th St. NW Suite 204
Washington, DC 20036
James Wulliman, CPBE
721 W. Calle Del Regalo
Green Valley, AZ 85614
Phone and Fax 602-648-1250
NATIONAL OFFICE STAFF
Linda Godby, Certification
Peggy Hall, Membership
Sarah Hayden, Signal/Conferences
Julie Dinger, Secretary
Job Line 317-253-0474
BBS (N,8,1) 317-253-7555