Tuesday, April 10, 2018

NASB 2018 in Elkhart Indiana!

Countdown to fun with your favorite shortwave broadcasters! Your admin will be there prepared to present. See below for the details. This is always a fun meeting. If you are near the Chicago area (South Bend, Indiana area really) c'mon and attend!

NASB 2018 Annual Meeting  
Thursday, May 17-Friday, May 18, 2018

Meeting Location: SonSet Solutions, 2830 17th Street, Elkhart, Indiana 46517-4008

Costs for Attendees:  There is no cost to attend the meeting itself, and the meals indicated in the agenda will be provided free of charge.  Attendees must pay their own travel and accommodation expenses.

MEETING AGENDA (updated April 9, 2018 - some items are still tentative):
Thursday, May 17

9:00 am - Meet in front of hotel for transport to Conference

9:30-10:30 am - Presentation about SonSet Solutions by Charles Jacobson and David Russell, Ministry President

10:30-11:00 am - Coffee Break

11:00 am-12:00 pm - Plant Tour of SonSet Solutions

12:00-1:00 pm - Lunch will be catered at SonSet Solutions

1:00-2:00 pm - Information about the new Gospell GR-216 DRM receiver and a 2018 worldwide recap of DRM news, presented by Christopher Rumbaugh of the DRM North America Group.  (my little bit!)

2:00-2:30 pm - Adventist World Radio Update by Dr. Dowell Chow, former AWR President

2:30-3:00 pm - International Broadcasting Bureau Shortwave Projects, by Gerhard Straub, Director, IBB Broadcast Technologies Division (tentative)

3:00-3:30 pm - Coffee Break

3:30-4:00 pm - 360-degree Rotatable Antenna Systems - presentation by Jerome Hirigoyen of Telediffusion de France

4:00-5:00 pm - Digital Broadcasts on Analogue Shortwave Transmitters - presentation by Dr. Kim Andrew Elliott, producer of "Shortwave Radiogram" (recently retired from VOA), including the live decoding of a Radiogram broadcast.

5:00 pm - Return to the hotel

6:00 pm - Leave hotel in carpool for Das Dutchman Essenhaus

6:30 pm - Group dinner at Das Dutchman Essenhaus in Middlebury, IN -- a typical Amish restaurant in the middle of Amish country

9:00 pm - Approximate time of return to the hotel

Friday, May 18

9:00 am - Meet in front of hotel for transport to Conference.

9:30 am - George Ross of Trans World Radio with more news about DRM including the Titus II receiver

10:00-10:30 am - The Far East Broadcasting Company - update from Bob Springer, who worked with FEBC on Saipan for many years

10:30-11:00 am - The Potential of Shortwave Radio - presentation by John from VOTW Radio International

11:00 am - Updates from other NASB member stations and associate members:  WWCR, KVOH, WEWN, WRMI, KNLS and more.

12:00 pm - Catered lunch at SonSet Solutions

1:00 pm - NASB Business Meeting -- Finance reports, elections, selection of next annual meeting site, other business

3:00-3:30 pm - Brief meeting of new Board members and officers