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Our May 2016 Chapter Meeting:

Holyoke Gas & Electric, Wednesday May 25th @ 4:45pm.
They normally close at 5pm, but has agreed to stay longer to give us a tour.
1 Bridge Street, Holyoke, MA

SBE Chapter 14 has arranged for a tour of the Holyoke Gas & Electric’s Hadley Falls hydroelectric facility on the Connecticut River. We also have a tour of the Robert E. Barrett Fishway (fishlift) while it is operation during the Atlantic Salmon migration (shad and lamprey too).

We will be meeting in the parking lot and then go in for the tour. I ask that we meet at 4:45pm so we can promptly go in at 5pm.

There will be no dinner provided, but if folks want to eat together after the tour, we can go to a local restaurant.

Below is a link to their website for the hydro electric plant:

And a link about the fishlift:


Traveling north or south on Rt. 91:

Take exit 17 (Rte. 141 Holyoke Center/South Hadley) and follow signs to Rte. 141 East towards Holyoke. Stay on Rte. 141, bearing right at the second set of lights. Continue on Rte. 141 for six more lights, turning left at the 6th onto Main Street (Rte. 116N which becomes Canal St). Follow Rt. 116N to the left toward South Hadley. Turn left at the fishway sign just before the South Hadley Falls Bridge.

This will be a very educational and interesting tour.

The 2016 Tektronix VideoInsight Event Tour is coming to Norwalk, CT
This a free technical seminar on Tuesday May 3rd

Learn tips and tricks for ensuring video and audio quality at multiple stages of the media workflow - including production, post production, distribution, and delivery.

We'll also share with you our insights on the latest industry trends and technology to make sure you're on the cutting edge of creating and delivering unsurpassed content quality and compliance.
Register Today!

The seminar is free, but seating is limited. This seminar will cover the following areas: ■ Technical Challenges on 4K/UHD rollout ■ Introduction to Precision Time Protocol (PTP) ■ Distribution of File-Based Content ■ Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) monitoring ■ And MORE!

Hilton Garden Inn 560 Main Ave. Norwalk, CT Phone: 303-523-4050

SBE MEMBERS! Tektronix is proud to announce that attendance to our VideoInsight Seminar counts towards 1 credit of category H of the Society of Broadcast Engineers re-certification program.

Registration is free and done at the link below:


SBE 14 meetings are open to all interested individuals.

You do not have to be a member to attend.

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Your Chapter 14 Team:
Fred Krampits - Chair
Ryan Krupa - Co-Chair
John Ramsey - Sec/Treas.
Charles Fitch/Mike Graziano, Certification Co-Chairs

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