Our June Chapter Meeting was held on Wednesday, 6/20. Officer Elections were held.
The following candidates were uncontested, running for a 2nd of 3 possible two year terms
Tom McNicholl – Chairman
Kevin Tubbs – Vice Chairman
Vinny Lopez – Secretary
Roy Taylor did not want another term. Jim Gadsby showed interest in a nomination and was selected by the nominating committee to run for Treasurer. He ran uncontested.
All uncontested candidates were voted into office by all those attending the meeting.
Future Expo Vendor Survey
A survey has been sent to potential exhibitors for a possible 2019 Expo. In one day, 22 results were returned and Tom showed them to those attending the meeting. When a significant number come back, Tom will prepare a spreadsheet and share it with the membership via email for review. Discussion will take place at our next meeting on September 19. Comments are welcome prior to the meeting.
FCC Extends C-Band Earth Station Filing Window
In a public notice, the International Bureau of the FCC announced a 90-day extension, to October 17, 2018, to the filing window for fixed-satellite service (FSS) earth stations currently operating in the 3.7-4.2 GHz frequency band as announced in public notice DA 18-398 on April 19, 2018. The earlier notice announced a temporary freeze on new or modification applications, and established a 90-day filing window for existing entities to voluntarily register or license their FSS earth-station facilities. The FCC also waived the coordination report requirement for the duration of the freeze. That filing window was due to expire on July 18, 2018.
T-Mobile Presentation at June Meeting
A big “thank you” to Scott Hewitt from T-Mobile for his presentation at our June meeting, “Wireless Microphones and 600 Spectrum”
T-Mobile is and will be ramping up 600M service in markets as repack is completed. They may be able to offer incentives to stations/markets that repack early. Contact SpectrumTeam@T-Mobile.com
For a list of locations by county and state where T-Mobile is deploying wireless services, check this site https://howmobileworks.com/spectrum
Check back periodically for changes. You can use this guide to determine where & when T-Mobile may start interfering with 600M Wireless Microphones. Be sure to check with your microphone vendors about swapping out your 600M gear. The FCC webpage for wireless microphone information is https://www.fcc.gov/general/wireless-microphones-0
See you in September
Have a fun and safe summer! Check back from time to time for September meeting information and other important updates.
Chairman, SBE Chapter 22