SBE Chapter 37
SBE Chapter 37
March 22, 2018  

Our Next Meeting

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All Are Welcome at SBE Meetings;
SBE Membership is not Required

Meeting Date:

May 9, 2018 at 6:30 PM


Radio One
8515 Georgia Avenue
9th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910


Radio One is at 8515 Georgia Avenue opposite the Discovery Networks building right in the heart of Downtown Silver Spring. Parking is available for a nominal fee in the Wayne Ave parking garage which is behind our building. 

Enter the garage off of Wayne Ave between Georgia and Fenton St. Enter the building off of Georgia Ave. It's locked down after hours so Radio One will have someone in the lobby to let you in and to grant access to the 9th floor.

If you arrive a bit late, call or text Kent Kramer at (310) 701-7511 and he'll send someone down. (Yes, Area Code 310 is correct.)


By Mapquest

Rules, Regs, and the Broadcast Engineer

Chris Imlay

Guest Speaker: Chris Imlay

Chris Imlay, SBE's General Counsel, will be our guest speaker on Wednesday, May 9th.  Along with input from various SBE committees and the SBE Executive Board, Chris represents SBE's interests before the FCC and other government agencies and has done so for many years.  He also keeps us informed with his Legal Perspective article in the SBE publication The Signal and his presentation before Chapter 37 last May (2017). 

As those who attended last May's meeting can attest, Mr. Imlay is a superb public speaker who always seems to have something interesting on his mind.  Thus, we've again given him carte blanche regarding discussion topics.  While we expect him to bring us up-to-date on current technical regulatory topics, spectrum allocations, and broadcast auxiliary spectrum issues, there no telling where the discussion will go.  We understand that topics may include:

  1. The status of the 2 GHz Department of Transportation transition.
  2. The Navy and CubeSat uplink telemetry at 2 GHz.
  3. SBE's plan for refarming the 2.5 GHz BAS band.
  4. Wireless microphone UHF band availability during and after the repack.
  5. The status of the TAC ambient noise study.
  6. FCC enforcement going forward after the bloodletting in the field.
  7. Information about possible spectrum threats to the 6.5 and 7 GHz microwave bands.

We're certain you'll find the presentation to be interesting and informative.

Chris Imlay, Managing Member, Booth, Freret & Imlay, LLC, has practiced Federal Communications Law for the bulk of his professional career to date. His other communications clients include the American Radio Relay League, the national association of broadcast and communications technical professionals; JVC Kenwood USA Corporation; the National Football League; Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company; Robert Bosch, GmbH; Broadcast Sports, Inc.; numerous television and radio broadcast, common carrier, and private wireless licensees of the FCC; video production companies and manufacturers of communications and electronic equipment.  His work for the amateur and broadcast engineering associations include preparation of materials in FCC rule making and adjudicatory proceedings, consultation with local chapters and members, extensive representation of communications users, and consulting with local counsel for those users, in connection with Federal, state and local regulation of Federally-licensed communications facilities.

Sandwiches will be served at 6:30 PM.  We'll discuss a tiny bit of Chapter 37 business about 6:45 PM and begin our presentation about 7:00 PM.  Please RSVP by Noon on Tuesday, May 8th by dropping an e-mail to and let us know if we should expect you for dinner!

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