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Wednesday November 30

Tower Safety Presentation from Capital Tower

Denny’s 84th and Interstate 80

11:30 AM for Lunch

 Michael Fergus is the Safety Coordinator for Capital Tower & Communications in Waverly Nebraska. 

He will discuss the equipment and procedures for a crew to safely climb and do work on communications and broadcast towers.      


At the last Chapter Meeting it was decided that SBE74 should do a Social Outing in January at Mahoney State Park where your spouse or friend can be invited.  Saturday night January 28, 2017 should be a good night to plan for.  The play is about a Master Chef who has been offered a TV Show.  She is opposed by her husband, stricken with stage freight and finds many other obstacles and opportunities to make for a funny story apropos to broadcasters.  The play title is “Cooking With Gus”.  http://www.melodrama.net/story2.htm

 We can have dinner at the Lodge starting about 5:30 PM.  Play starts at 7:30 PM.  The theatre is a few blocks away also inside the State Park.  Prices and sign-up will be posted soon.  


February 22 2017

Solar Power for Broadcast

Details to come!



The Engineering sessions were a great success at the annual Nebraska Broadcasters Association convention (NBA) in August.  Fred Baumgartner tells us that it was the largest regional Ennes Workshop ever!  A special thank you to Mary Schnelle at Broadcasters General Store www.bgs.cc for sponsoring the room AND buying us all lunch!  Thanks to Jim Timm for including Engineers in the NBA Convention.

An audio note for anyone who attended.  The sound reinforcement used was a single 15 watt Fostex speaker sitting on the table in the corner of the room pointing at the ceiling.  It was an audio corner reflector!  I have heard expensive systems do much worse. 

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