SBE Chapter 37
SBE Chapter 37
August 29, 2015  

Our Next Meeting

Vertical Technology Services
Gates Air

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

Meeting Date:

September 12, 2015 at 12:00 PM


WMAL Transmitter Site
7115 Greentree Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817


  • From Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway), take Exit 39 and carefully follow the signs for River Road (Maryland Route 190) East toward Washington.
  • Continue East on River Road to the traffic light at Burdette Rd.
  • Turn left on Burdette Rd. and continue straight through the traffic light at Bradley Blvd.
  • Continue on Burdette until its end at the intersection for Greentree Rd. (watch for the Woods Acadamy School near the intersection).
  • Turn left on Greentree Rd., take it down a hill and bear right at the "Y" in the road. Oddly, you'll need to bear right in order to stay on Greentree Rd.
  • Shortly after the "Y, " you'll pass over I-495. The driveway to the WMAL transmitter is about 500 yards after the bridge - on the right side of the road.


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SBE Picnic!

WMAL Radio

Guest Speaker: You!

It's time for our annual picnic again and we will be meeting at our traditional location, the WMAL Transmitter Site.

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.

Many thanks to our sponsors Jim Peck of SCMS, Tom Bunk of Vertical Technology Services, and Brian Szewczyk of GatesAir for their support. Thanks also to Mike Benonis and WMAL for helping to make arrangements and for hosting the picnic at the transmitter site again this year!

We will be ready to serve food and soft drinks about 12:00 pm. We plan to serve hamburgers, hot-dogs, and chicken. If you prefer a veggie burger instead, or if you have special dietary requirements, please let us know. PLEASE RSVP by September 10th 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

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