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Chapter 54 Meeting Notes: April 2014

Minutes of the monthly meetings are provided here for the convenience of those unable to attend the meetings, and are not to be considered official Chapter records. Only those documents produced and retained by the Chapter Secretary are official. Minutes are posted in the month that they are taken, not the month that they are read and approved. The list of those present is inclusive, and may include non-members and guests.

Chapter 54 Meeting Minutes: April 2014

Date: April 22, 2014

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: WHRO Studios, Norfolk, VA

The meeting called to order at 1:15 PM by Chairman Ray Lenz.


March Meeting Minutes were read by Charles Stutsman.

Committee Reports(s):

Treasurer's Report was given by Treasurer Kimberly Beeman
Disbursements and receipts:
The meeting for the month of March held on the 13th was sponsored
and lunch was directly paid for by Gary Liebisch with Nautel.
There were no receipts or check card purchases for the month of March.
Balance in Chapter Accounts:
Checking: $2896.74
Petty Cash: $244.05
Total Chapter Assets: $3,140.79

SBE National: No Report

EAS: No Report

Certification: Tektronix seminar is good for One (1) high level certification point.
Charles Stutsman applied to take professional certification test.

Frequency Coordination: Richmond Speedway: Fox Sports and ESPN production On 4/23-4/26/14.
Notified local Hampton Roads stations about production using numerous 450 & 476 MHz channels.
All video links using channels outside the 2GHz BAS and the 2.4GHz bands. No interference expected. The DOD at the Blossum Point satellite facility in Maryland to use frequencies in the 2GHz BAS band for a planned August 2014 uplink transmission.
The RFI at 500' in the Hampton Roads south-side area is calculated to be at least -80dBm down.
This information was forwarded to all local TV stations on 3/31/2014.

Web: Nothing to report

Membership: Ray Lenz promoted chapter membership to the Tektroinx seminar attendees.

Future Meetings include , May Snell / Quantel, Norfolk Wire Cancell for the July meeting, September Bill Samler with NOAA.

Program: Tektronix seminar http://www.tek.com

The meeting was adjourned at 1:40 pm.

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