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Roy Trumbull - Editor
Bill Dempster - Artist
Advertisers for this month's newsletter are:

Zack Electronics - (800) 998-3947
Advanced Marketing - Frank A. Santucci - (650) 365-3944
Belden - Steve Lampen - (415) 440-8393
Orban - Rick Sawyer - (360) 715-1913
MARCOM - Martin Jackson - (408) 768-8668
William F. Ruck, Jr. Broadcast Engineer - (415) 995-6969
Audio Accessories - Rosie Alexander - (510) 787-3335
RF Specialties of California - Bill Newbrough - (888) 737-7321
Hammett & Edison, Inc. - Dane E. Ericksen, P.E. - (707) 996-5200
LeBLANC - David A. Hill - (650) 574-4600
Gentner Communications - Kelly Hanning - (800) 879-9317
Improbable Missions Fource - Mike Schweizer - (888) 4-ISDN4U
Broadcast Systems - (800) 801-2623
Econco - George Badger - 650-327-7599
Brill Electronics - Larry or Sam - (510) 834-5888
Kathrein (Scala Division) - Michael Wm. Bach - (541) 779-6500
Harris - John Briskie - (650) 593-1837

Our guest will be Kathleen Imhoff from C.A.E.R. They have the task of keeping the public informed when an emergency occurs in Chemical Alley. Recently they removed the EAS based equipment they installed a few years ago and replaced it with packet radio gear to monitor the EDIS transmitter on Mt. Diablo. We'll learn what that's all about.

You can view a PDF of the presentation here. Ms. Imhoff also passed out EDIS filtering sofware for those that need to manage their EDIS feeds.

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.

You've probably gotten a flyer by now regarding the SBE Ennes Workshops to be held at the Radisson Hotel on the Berkeley Marina on Saturday Oct 14th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Topics will include:

  1. Aspect Ratio Conversion
  2. Interactive Technology in US DTV
  3. Video Transport Considerations Outside the Digital Studio
  4. Time Compression for Broadcasters
  5. Designing, Planning and Implementing a DTV Transmission Facility
  6. Grounding, Lightning Protection and Designing of a Broadcast Facility
  7. Amplifiers for UHF TV Transmitters
This is quite a feather in our cap to have an Ennes Workshop held here and we are looking forward to meeting members from chapters all over the country.

There may be some family squabbles when the wives see the Ikea store on their way to Berkeley.

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