SBE Chapter 37
SBE Chapter 37
September 28, 2016  

Our Next Meeting

Vertical Technology Services
Comrex Corporation

All Are Welcome at SBE Meetings;
SBE Membership is not Required

Meeting Date:

September 10, 2016 at 12:00 PM


WFED-AM Transmitter Site
2015 University Blvd West
Wheaton, MD 20902


From the Washington Beltway (I495), take Exit 31A Georgia Avenue northward, toward Wheaton.  Turn right on University Blvd. W.  Make a U-turn at Reedie Dr.

The building says "WTOP" on the front, the historic callsign of the facility.


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SBE Picnic!

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Guest Speaker: You!

The SBE Chapter 37 picnic is an opportunity for you to meet with broadcast engineering friends, spouses and families. We plan to get together, tell "war stories," play a little Frisbee, and dine on delicious food. We'll also have elections for new Chapter 37 officers. (There's more on that below.)

Many thanks to our sponsors Jim Peck of SCMS, Paul Fitts and Owen Garland of Vertical Technology Services, and Chris Crump of Comrex for their support. Thanks also to Brian Oliger and the folks at WTOP for helping to make arrangements and for hosting the picnic at the WFED AM 1500 transmitter site this year! Please note that the new location is in Wheaton, Maryland. 

This is a new location for the SBE picnic, which had been held for many years at the WMAL transmitter site.  WMAL Engineering Manager Mike Benonis has offered to escort a few folks to the WMAL site following the picnic if you wish to see the facility before it is dismantled.

We will be ready to serve food and soft drinks about 12:00 pm. If you have special dietary requirements, please let us know. PLEASE RSVP by Friday, September 9th by sending an e-mail to

We're also seeking a few volunteers to help us for either setup, help with cooking, or cleanup. If you wish to lend a hand, please let us know by sending an e-mail to

As mentioned earlier, elections are upon us and we need you! Unfortunately Kim Sacks will not be running for reelection as Chapter Secretary. We need at least a couple of people to run for her seat. Also, since the entire board was elected two years ago when the chapter was restarted, we are looking for anyone who can help the board or wants to run for office. Contact Kent Kramer or Brian Oliger if you have any interest.

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