Chris Imlay - May 12 2021 Meeting
Who: Chris Imlay
From: Booth, Freret & Imlay, LLC
What: Rules, Regs, and the Broadcast Engineer
When: May 12, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Sponsor: Broadcast Depot

Chris Imlay, an SBE Fellow and SBE's General Counsel, was our guest speaker on Wednesday, May 12th.  Chris' annual presentation has become a tradition at Chapter 37.  This was his seventh consecutive visit since 2015 so we're contacting Guinness to see if this qualfies as a World Record.

Those who attended any of his meetings can attest that Mr. Imlay is a superb public speaker who always has something interesting on his mind.  Thus, we again gave him carte blanche regarding discussion topics.  He brought us up-to-date on SBE advocacy policy, spectrum allocation trends including 2 GHz commercial space launch allocations, 2 GHz EESS, wireless microphone frequencies, 6.5 and 7 GHz, land mobile interference from DTV, as well as the C-Band auction and related rebanding efforts.  As always, the presentation was both interesting and informative.

Along with input from various SBE committees and the SBE Executive Board, Chris represents SBE's interests before the FCC and other government agencies and has done so for many years.  He also keeps us informed with his Legal Perspective article in the SBE publication The Signal and his annual presentations before Chapter 37 since 2015.

Chris Imlay, Managing Member, Booth, Freret & Imlay, LLC, has practiced Federal Communications Law for the bulk of his professional career to date. His other communications clients include the American Radio Relay League, the national association of broadcast and communications technical professionals; JVC Kenwood USA Corporation; the National Football League; Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company; Robert Bosch, GmbH; Broadcast Sports, Inc.; numerous television and radio broadcast, common carrier, and private wireless licensees of the FCC; video production companies and manufacturers of communications and electronic equipment.  His work for the amateur and broadcast engineering associations include preparation of materials in FCC rule making and adjudicatory proceedings, consultation with local chapters and members, extensive representation of communications users, and consulting with local counsel for those users, in connection with Federal, state and local regulation of Federally-licensed communications facilities.

Special thanks to Broadcasters Depot for sponsoring the video conference and other technical support costs of Chapter 37. 

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Meeting Attendees

Mr. Jonathan Charry
Mr. Stephen Claasen
Mr. Mark Fehlig
Mr. Vince Forcier
J Gold
Mr. William Harrison
Mr. J. Eric Hoehn
Mr. Thomas Hormuth
Mr. Chris Imlay
Mr. Spike Jones
Mr. Kent Kramer
Mr. Robert Lindner
Mr. Bill Magliocco
Mr. Tom McNicholl
Mr. Travys Montague
Mr. Ed Morano
Mr. Horace Murray
Mr. James O'Neal
Mr. Wayne Pecena
Mr. Andrew Prouse
Mr. Evan Roberts
Mr. Daniel Ryson
Ms. Mary Schnelle
Mr. Sidney Shumate
Mr. Jonathan Solomon
Mr. Norman Stein
Ms. Leslie Stimson
Dr. Ted Tait
Mr. Brian Truong
Mr. Tu Vu
Mr. Jim Welch
Mr. Fred Willard
Mr. Joshua Witmer