Annual Holiday Luncheon at Park Hill

Proposed Front Range 450 MHz BAS Band Plan

Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Time: 11:30AM to 1PM
Location: Park Hill Golf Club, 4141 E. 35th Avenue, Denver, CO 80207
Topic: Proposed Front Range 450 MHz BAS Band Plan
Cost:  Bellaire Buffet, $15 per person
Presenters:  Ray Benedict, SBE Frequency Committee Chair; Paul Deeth, KCNC

Meeting Report:
The December meeting was held at the Park Hill Golf Club where members and guests enjoyed the usual delicious Holiday Buffet provided by the club’s catering staff. Following the meal SBE national board member Ray Benedict and Paul Deeth of the KCNC engineering staff provided a entertaining and informative talk on their efforts to license a new Motorola digital 2-way radio system in the 450/455 MHz Broadcast Auxiliary spectrum. The process has been hindered by regulatory confusion about the emission designators that can be licensed. Once this issue has been resolved, KCNC and KMGH will take advantage of new features such as GPS location information and multiplexed transmissions that the new radios enable. A new 450/455 MHz band plan will facilitate migration to the new digital service without disruption to existing analog frequency assignments. Mr. Benedict also discussed SBE’s educational efforts and other member benefits.

Notice of SBE Election:
At the December SMPTE-SBE48 meeting, SBE members elected Tony Roccanova or 5280 Broadcast as Chairman and Shane Toven of Wyoming Public Media as Vice Chairman of SBE Chapter 48. We would like to thank immediate past chairman Scott Barella of Larcan for his service to the Chapter.

Lunch included Park Hill’s Bellaire Holiday Buffet:

  • Baby Spinach, Dried Cranberries, Candied Pecans, and Feta Cheese with a Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Waldorf Salad
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Old Fashioned Stuffing
  • Sage Roasted Turkey with Sherry Mushroom Gravy
  • Sliced Smoked Ham with a Maple Glaze

We would like to thank 5280 Broadcast (Tony Roccanova), BTX (Cliff Wernet), Burst (Kirk Basefsky and Robin Heywood), KCNC (David Layne), and RF Specialties of TX (Denver Office – Jim Schoedler) for sponsoring the Holiday Luncheon. Their contributions to this event make it possible to keep the cost to members low.


Jim Schoedler,SMPTE Rocky Mountain Section Chairman
Scott Barella, SBE Chapter 48 Chairman