Roy Trumbull - Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Dempster - Artist
Projection Systems Inc. - Marci Mearns - (510) 259-2469
Santucci Video Systems - Sandra Santucci - (818) 704-6324
Belden - Steve Lampen - (415) 440-8393
Media Technical Consulting - Paul T. Black - (925) 827-9511
MARCOM - Martin Jackson - (408) 768-8668
William F. Ruck, Jr. Broadcast Engineer - (415) 564-1450
Ross Marketing Associates - Kevin Frost - (408) 988-8111
Kathrein (Scala Division) - Michael Wm. Bach - (541) 779-6500
Hammett & Edison, Inc. - Dane E. Ericksen, P.E. - (707) 996-5200
Howell Communications - Mike Howell - (559) 674-8989
Econco - George Badger - 650-327-7599
Improbable Missions Fource - Mike Schweizer - (888) 4-ISDN4U
Digi-Gear / Cancomm - Eric Lane - (818) 980-9188
West Penn Wire/CDT - Michael J. La Porte - (650) 652-9080
Microwave Radio Communications - Clark Rhoads - (909) 246-1602
It's tough to be at the leading edge of these things. I'm old enough to recall AM FM stereo (one channel per each transmitter) and quadraphonic sound (two channels on station A and two channels on station B). And then there was the RCA analog hi-def TV that broadcast side panel information using a second TV channel.
The area has hosted some interesting technology. For years KNBR did frequency shift keying of their carrier under control of the Navy to communicate with ships out in the Pacific.
When KRON-TV was getting set to broadcast DTV I was asked by a senior executive if the propagation would be better for digital than for analog TV. I told him it was like the law of hereditary birth control. If your parents didn't have any children, you won't have any children either.
As usual, our luncheon will be at Sinbad's just south of the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero near the foot of Mission St. We meet at 11:30 and are seated at 12:30. To make reservations call Paul Black at 925-827-9511 and leave a message on his machine.
I'm no structural engineer, but I believe a guyed tower is just at the edge of cork screwing into the ground. A torsional failure in one section is all it takes.
City governments manage to put off the most crucial tasks until disaster is only a matter of when, not if. San Francisco has put off needed repairs and modifications to the waterway that connects from Hetch Hechy in the Sierras to Crystal Springs. This is a major undertaking. Rather than budget money in a sensible incremental manner so the work could be ongoing, it has been kicked it under the rug for decades.
It's strictly a matter of fate as to whether New York City or San Francisco suffers a fatal loss of water supply first.
I went to the Mark Chagall exhibit at MOMA recently and I swear one of the really large paintings had the sort of people with which Dempster usually populates his paintings.
Solomon figured that one out a long time ago.
Roy also posts the current newsletter at http://home.earthlink.net/~rhtrumbull but the posting is without links.