September 2013 SBE Meeting

The September Richmond SBE Chapter 60 meeting will be held this Thursday September 12th, 7PM at SummitMedia Richmond.  Our presentation comes from Dan Gropper, owner of Thunder Eagle to  discuss ‘Low Power AM Emergency Advisory Radio System’

Thunder Eagle is sponsoring a pizza dinner.  I’ll pick up a cake for dessert.


Meeting:  Regular business / Presentation


Location Details:    812 Moorefield Park Dr. Richmond, VA 23236  (in the 3rd floor conference room at SummitMedia Richmond)


Presentation details:  ‘Low Power AM Emergency Advisory Radio System’


Hundreds of communities across the United States now operate their own emergency radio stations specifically to inform citizens during emergencies such as flash floods, AMBER alerts, hazardous materials incidents, terrorist threats, tornados, and other critical emergencies.  For over six years, our presenter Dan Gropper has been part of an FCC rulemaking study regarding the best way to transmit critical severe weather information directly to travelers.  Over the summer, the FCC issued final rules regarding emergency weather information that adopted many of Dan’s policy and operating proposals, particularly in allowing low-cost radio transmitters along major highways to transmit critical evacuation information, such as the location of food, fuel, rest stops and exits. The emergency management community views this as a major upgrade to public safety .  Dan will also share with the chapter a unique and most useful weather website he developed for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM).  

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 07:00 to 09:00