Chapter Meetings

June 2018 Monthly Meeting

Program: 600 Matters!
Presenter:  Scott Hewett, Spectrum Consultant, T-Mobile Communications
When: Thursday, June 21st;  12:30pm Lunch, 1:00pm Meeting & Program
Where:  WNYT/WNYA Studios – 715 North Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12204

** Please DO NOT park in the “news parking lot” adjacent to the building unless you need to park in the handicapped parking spaces.  Please park in the “garage lot” across Amsterdam Avenue from the station (look for the 4-bay garage), or on the street. **

T-Mobile purchased a large amount of 600MHz spectrum in last year’s federal auction. Scott is on T-Mobile’s television transition team for broadcasters affected by the resulting channel ‘repack’.

T-Mobile spends time consulting with engineers serving unlicensed low-power stations and wireless microphone venues.

Scott will update us on the TV repack and T-Mobile’s deployment plans, review displacement of LP stations/translators, and discuss the impact of the repack on wireless microphone users.

Scott’s slide presentation should be last no more than 30 minutes.

Presenter & Sponsor:
Contributing to National Spectrum Outreach programs within T-Mobile’s National Development organization, Scott’s primary focus has been clearing incumbent broadcaster following the 600MHz Broadcast Incentive Auction.

Scott began his wireless career at Alan Dick & CO (UK), where he served as President and GM of ADC’s USA operations. Scott directed the conversion of the business from broadcast antenna manufacturing to success in providing base station antennas to wireless carriers. ADC USA became an early provider of cross-polar antenna technology, primarily to domestic (Andrew, now Commscope) and Japanese (Hitachi Cable) OEM partners.

Prior to joining T-Mobile, Scott served in several management roles at Cellular Specialties Inc., a provider of in-building wireless (iDAS) gear to wireless carriers.
Scott held responsibility for repeaters, antennas, passive components, and active DAS conditioning (UDIT). He rebranded several products as ClearLink™, to promote their passive low-intermodulation (PIM) features that help reduce unwanted noise during a cellular transmission.
Scott later became VP Strategic Partners and a member of CSI’s senior staff.

Scott a graduate of Purdue University and works from his office in Bedford, NH.

General Information:
Chapter 58’s meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of each month. Information pertaining to meeting topics and locations can be found on this page, on our home page, and in monthly e-mail updates from our Chapter Chairperson. In the past, meetings generally were not held in April (due to the NAB convention), or during the summer months.

Through the generosity of our local-level Sustaining Members, Chapter 58 hosts an annual golf outing in July, and a Holiday Party in December.

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