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January 7, 2002

Postponed due to snow.

January 14, 2002

Chapter 2 of the society broadcast engineers of a meeting on Jan. 14, 2002 at the Mark II Family Restaurant, Moody Pennsylvania. The meeting was called to order adds 1:05 p.m. by Chairman Glynn. Chairman Glynn reported on the minutes of our last meeting held at the University Scranton in December. He noted there be no financial report due to the absence of our treasurer. A call for any new or old business was made and after that Chairman Glynn introduced Donie Spevak, President, D. and L. Tower Service. Mr. Spevak then proceeded to discuss some very basic preventive maintenance items that should be performed on towers. Questions from the group from various subjects such as tower painting, grounding and power lighting were answered by Mr. Spevak. A lengthy discussion of LED power lighting technology ended Mr. Spevak's presentation.  Before adjourning the meeting, Chairman Glynn thank everyone for attending, especially some of the new faces, and remind everyone that our next meeting will be on Monday evening Feb. 4, 2002. The program will be presented by Frank Grundstein of Radio Systems. Mr. Grundstein will do a presentation on their StudioHub cat 5 wiring system.


February 4, 2002

Chapter two of the Society of Broadcast Engineers held it's February meeting at the Mark II Family Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre on February 4, 2002.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Joe Glynn, CSTE at 7:10 PM.  Treasurer Mark Rutkowski, PE reported that the previous balance in Guaranty was $1069.21  Expenses this period were $ 0.00 with income of $ 50.00 (Christmas party receipts) leaving a balance of  $ 1119.21  Expenses for Christmas party are pending.  There were no additions or corrections to the report and it was approved as read. Secretary Joe Scheff, CBT read the minutes of the previous meeting, and they were also approved as read.

Under new business, Chuck Sakoski, CSBE noted that the chapter should make a contribution to the SBE Broadcast Engineer Relief Fund to benefit families of the six broadcast engineers lost at the World Trade Center on September 11. After a discussion by the members in attendance, a motion was made by Chuck Sakoski, and seconded by Joe Scheff, that a $100.00 contribution be sent to the SBE Broadcast Engineer Relief Fund from our chapter. A vote was taken and was approved.


October 14, 2002

Chapter Two of the Society of Broadcast Engineers held a meeting on October 14, 2002 at the Mark II Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Joe Glynn at appositely 7:15 pm. The treasures report was given by Mark Rutkowski. Afterwards Mr. Glynn turned the program over to our guest speaker Ron Schacht who told some interesting stories on lightning and lightning protection. In addition he discussed telephone line, ENG, and power line lightning protection. Ron also talked about his personal decision to move back to Iowa. The meeting was informally adjourned around 8:15 but most in attendance stayed longer to chat.


November 12, 2002

Meeting Place- WSKG TV46 Vestal, NY
Joint Meeting with Chapter No.- 1 Location- Binghamton, NY
Presiding Chairman- Tom Siglir
Total Attendance- 14 SBE Members- 10 SBE Certified- 5 Guests- 5

Meeting started at 7:36 PM.
Secretary's Report:
Reading of the Oct. 8th minutes was accepted as read.
Treasurers Report
Accepted as stated.
Door Prize raffle:
Donated by Unicorn Electronics was won by Scott Phillips. $6.00 went to the treasurer
Old Business:
1] Tom Siglin will be working on the discs to be distributed to SBE members. The initial test disc was given to Dave Allen for beta testing.
2] December will be our holiday party at the Little Venice with meeting after dinner. The January/February meetings to be the Winter luncheons at Denny's Diner on the Vestal Parkway in Vestal, NY.
New Business:
December 16th is the Chapter 22 Holiday Party to be held at the University of Scranton.
Adjournment at 7:53 PM

Thomas Freeman, Applications Engineer for Tektronix, presented a DTV power point presentation. The program - Critical Measurements in Standard and High Definition SDI Environments covered digital measurements in Standard and HDTV applications.
Actual field measurements were taken and explained, with the emphasis on HDTV waveforms and what to look for in troubleshooting or general confirmation.

Joseph A. Glynn
VP Engineering
WVIA Public Broadcasting 100 WVIA Way
Pittston, PA 18640-6197

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