SBE Chapter 37
September 20, 2014  
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Our Next Meeting

SBE Picnic and Election!

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. We'll also be holding an election for future SBE Chapter 37 board members.

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. Members of SBE Chapter 46, Chapter 132 and SMPTE are also cordially invited.

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 Dave Sproul, 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 18th to

SBE Chapter 37 members will also be voting among candidates for four board positions including Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary.  This web page will be updated to show a complete list of nominees shortly.  In the mean time, there is still time for additional nominations.  If you know of someone who is ready, willing, and able, please send an e-mail to the RSVP address shown above by September 13.  We'll be holding the election at the picnic.

Vertical Technology Services
Gates Air

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

Meeting Date:

September 20, 2014 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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