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"Any time you see two engineers talking you can bet they are discussing a common problem or some topic that effects the industry."

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. 


January 17th

Tuesday10:00 AM
February 21stTuesday11:00 PM
March 21stTuesday10:00 AM
April 18thTuesday11:00 PM
May 16thTuesday10:00 AM
June 20stTuesday11:00 PM
July 18thTuesday10:00 AM
August 15thTuesday11:00 PM
September 19thTuesday

10:00 AM

October 17thTuesday11:00 PM
November 21thTuesday10:00 AM
December 19thTuesday11:00 PM


Saturday Evening January 21st, Dinner and Play
A Holiday Gift from KPTM and Omaha Community Playhouse.

The first 30 reservations will get free passes to “Around The World in 80 Days” Saturday January 21 at 7:30PM (69th & Cass).  Tickets normally cost $36! 

 Please, no more than 2 tickets per request. Email Jim Skinner at JSkinner@kptm.com

Here is some info on the play. 

 We will meet first at 5 PM at Charleston’s @ 7540 Dodge St.  Please bring cash, the restaurant cannot run 15 credit cards. 

We will order off the menu. 

A brief SBE74 meeting will be included. 

This should be a fun evening for all!
Next Month’s Presentation will be on Solar Power for Broadcasters

Wednesday February 22, 2017 11:30 Lunch presentation

Michael Shonka of Solar Heat and Electric will describe how locally installed solar power can offer cost savings on the electric bill at transmitter sites especially.  Solar technology has been advancing in recent years making it a more practical option. 



SBE74 Founder Gale Totten RIP

From Omaha World Harold:

Totten, Gale A. Feb 28, 1921 - Nov 3, 2016 Age 95 of Lincoln, NE. Born in Rock Township, KS to George and Etta (Graham) Totten. Vice President of Engineering with May Broadcasting, subsequently Assistant Director of Engineering for Nebraska Educational Television (NETV). Family members include his wife, Betty; children, Gary (Kathy) Totten, Linda (Jon) Vanderhoof, Sandi Hogan, Pam Webb, Patti Larson and Terry (Michaela) Totten; 11 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers; 2 sisters. GRAVESIDE SERVICE 2pm Friday, November 11, 2016 at Voss -Mohr Cemetery, 132nd and Harrison, Omaha, NE. Following the Graveside Service, a Celebration of His Life will be at the Montclair Community Center, 2304 S. 135th Avenue, Omaha, NE. ROPER & SONS FUNERAL SERVICES 4300 O St., Lincoln, NE (402) 476-1225 Condolences online atRoperandsons.com


We are SBE Chapter 74 of the Midlands proudly serving Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs and surrounding areas in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.  

All are welcome to attend any SBE Chapter 74 Meetings.

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