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Chapter 54 Meeting Notes: March 2016

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: March 2016

Date: March 10, 2016

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: WHRO Studios, Norfolk, VA

The meeting called to order at 1:02 PM by Chapter President John Heimerl


February Meeting minutes were not read.

Committee Reports(s):
Treasurerís Report was given by Chapter Treasurer Kimberly Beeman
Disbursements and receipts:
The meeting for the month of March held on the 10th is sponsored
and lunch is directly paid for by Joe Meleski of Electronics Research, Inc.
There have been no other receipts for the month of March.
Balance in Chapter Accounts:
Checking: $2283.82
Petty Cash: $244.05
Total Chapter Assets: $2527.87

SBE National: Nothing to report.

EAS: Surry Nuclear Power Station Test went well. EAS NPT was cancelled due to bad weather.
Stations were informed via Twitter. John Heimerl is looking into the offical communications
vehicle for National Periodical Tests and state authority tests.

Certification: No Report.

Frequency Coordination: Gary Becknell reported the sharing of the 2025-2110 MHz Band
Between DoD and the Broadcast Community. The SBE, NAB, and DoD have been working together to develop
a plan that would allow DoD to share use this band, while protecting broadcast ENG continued use of it.
DoD presented the work they have done to date in this matter. Some fail safe ideas and measures
to protect the existing ENG users were discussed. More information will be forthcoming as we move forward.
In Virginia at Wallops Island NASA, there's been a request to use a narrow band channel for uplinking
to a low orbiting platform. This request has been forwarded via email to Hampton Roads TV stations.
If there are any questions about Wallops Island, please feel free to forward them to me at gary.becknell@gmail.com

Web: Nothing to report

Membership: Chris Gennefsen reported sustaining members renewal is due.

New Business: No Meeting scheduled in April (NAB)

Program: Joe Meleski of Electronics Reaserch Inc (ERI) discussed the 2016 UHF frequency repacking.
Joseph Meleski Director of Domestic Sales
1-812-925-6000 x 224

The meeting was adjourned at 2:30 PM.

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