"The The Life of a Broadcast Engineer -
What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been"
by Art Lebermann, W6REQ
Art is a transmitter engineer for Cumulus Media in San Francisco. The SF Cumulus group includes KGO, KSFO, KNBR, KTCT, KFOG, KSAN and KSJO. Art began his career as a broadcast engineer in Detroit, and arrived in the Bay Area in the early 70's. He has worked as a Chief Engineer, transmitter engineer, and studio maintenance engineer for AM and FM stations - from 10 watts to 50,000 watts. If you wonder what it's like to actually be paid to play with transmitters, you'll learn the truth - the good, the bad, and the ugly!
Past Meetings Click on The Year/Month Below For A Past Meeting
Location: Cubberley Community Center; 4000 Middflefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303.
Telephone: (650) 329-2418.
There is a pre-meeting dinner at the Su Hong Chinese resturaunt on El Camino Real, held to treat the guest speaker. Dinner starts promptly at 5:30 pm (17:30 J).
Location: 1039 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA 94025
After the meeting, many members gather for beer, pizza, and eyeball QSOs at Round Table Pizza, located on El Camino Real, just a few blocks north of Su Hong.
Location: 1225 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
The PAARA Board meets at 7:00 pm (19:00 J) at Round Table Pizza, located on El Camino Real, just a few blocks north of Su Hong. Location: 1225 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025. We conduct most of our club business here in order to allow more time for guest speakers and socializing at regular club meetings. Any PAARA member is welcome to attend.
A few meetings throughout the year have pre-defined agenda items. These include:
September Board Meeting
The Nominating Committee is appointed by the President to decide on a slate of candidates to be recommended to the membership.
October General Meeting
The Nominating Committee presents its nominations to the membership at the regular club meeting. Nominations from club members opens at the beginning of the meeting, and closes at the end of the meeting.
December General Meeting
Elections are held at the December annual meeting.