SBE Chapter 37
SBE Chapter 37
May 26, 2022  

Prior Meetings

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


Mr. Richard Abbott 
Mr. John Bissett 
Mr. Gordon Burnett 
Mr. Robert Clinton 
Jaime Colon 
Mr. Carl Cordes 
Ms. Kathy Croft 
Mr. John Croft, Jr. 
Mr. John Diamantis 
Mr. Chip Fetrow 
Mr. Mike Friedman 
Mr. Luis Fuquin 
Mr. Thomas Hackett 
Ms. Cynthia Hall 
Mr. Wendell Hall 
Mr. Bill Harland 
Mr. J. Eric Hoehn 
Dr. Robert Hoover, PE 
Mr. Terry Kelly 
Mr. Eric Kuligowski 
Mr. Fee Lee 
Mr. Eric Levin 
Mr. Steve Lewis 
Mr. Jeff Loughridge 
Mr. David Matthews 
Deepak Mehta 
Mr. Brinton Miller 
Mr. Jan Miller 
Ms. Doris Newcomb 
Mr. David Ogden 
Tracy Price 
Mr. Christian Quick 
Mr. John Reiser 
Mr. Evan Roberts 
Mr. Daniel Ryson 
Mr. Dick Schumeyer 
Mr. Sid Shumate 
Mr. Jeff Steele 
Mr. Henry Stewart 
Mr. Joe Strobel 
Mr. Kenneth Swift 
Mr. Ted Tait 
Mr. Sean Wallace 
Mr. Ed Williams 
Mr. Raynee Woolfenden 

XM Satellite Radio

Guest Speaker: Eric Hoehn and Ed Schwartz

July 2001

The July meeting of SBE Chapter 37 was held at the XM Satellite Radio Facility in Washington.

Eric Hoehn and Ed Schwartz first gave a presentation detailing the technology and philosophy behind the facility, then we had a tour.

The 70 plus studios were built by Acoustic Systems in Texas, then delivered and assembled at XM. The facility is seamlessly integrated, with multipurpose studios for air and production, and smaller studios for editing and assembling programs.

A full size recording studio is under construction to facilitate live recording. The common rack area featured 21 terabytes of drive space for audio; processing; and control hardware.

The tour ended with a visit to Master Control; a room reminiscent of NASA's Flight Control facility. A room full of plasma screens displaying VU meters for each channel; a map of the US showing status of all repeater sites; multiple router control panels, and a Captain Kirk chair (literally) for the Big Kahuna in charge.

Our thanks to Eric and Ed for their time and interest in our chapter.

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