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Chapter 54 Meeting Notes: August 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: August 2016

Date: August 11, 2016

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: WHRO Studios, Norfolk, VA

The meeting called to order at 1:05 PM by Chairman John Heimerl.

Award presentation of Chapter 54 2016 Engineer of the Year award was presented to Ted Hand.


July meeting minutes were read by Secretary Billy Harrison.

Committee Reports(s):

Treasurers Report: Treasurers report was given by Chapter Treasurer Kimberly Beeman
The meeting for the month of August held on the 11th is sponsored and lunch is directly
paid for by Kenneth Cyr of Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd.
Performing a balancing of our Chapter account, I noticed a $17.98 charge that I did not make.
After investigating, Wells Fargo determined the charge was fraudulent and canceled the debit
card attached to the SBE 54 account. They have issued a complete refund of $17.98 and also
will be sending a new debit card for the account. All is good!
There are no other receipts for this month.
Balance in Chapter Accounts:
Checking: $2817.85
Petty Cash: $244.05
Total Chapter Assets: $3061.90

SBE National: John Heimerl reported that national is looking for people to participate in the SBE Mentoring
program. National elections are going on.

EAS: Ted Hand reported on the FCC ETRS Forms that need to be filed for the National Periodic Test (NPT).
Form 1 must be submitted by 9/26, Form 2 on 9/28, Form 3 by 11/14/16.

Certification: Richard Dyer is looking to help more people with certification tests.
Bill Sewell reported his operators are continuing their certifications.

Frequency Coordination: Ted Hand reported that DoD is testing 2GHz with TRR in Californiaat Fort Irwin.
He will be monitoring the 2GHz test at Ft Bragg, NC Later this year.

Web: Nothing to report.

Membership: No report

New Business: John Heimerl discussed day learning in November. He has two speakers so far Joe Davis and Carl Davis.

Program: John Humphrey Hitachi Camera Systems
High Dynamic Range (HDR).
Hitachi SK-UHD4000 4K camera technology
Discussion of emerging standards for bandwidth, connectivity, transmission, video over IP and HDR in both HD and UHD.

John Humphrey CPBE
180 State Road, Valencia, PA 16059

The meeting was adjourned at 2:35 PM.

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