The June ESDA Meeting: Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 Featuring Steve Gelman

Steve Gelman is developing a troubleshooting presentation on TV power supply fundamentals for presentation at the June meeting. We’ll also be including a section on actual fixes from the field for various brands.

We expect the June meeting to be well attended so Please take a moment to RSVP to help us plan accordingly.

Please RSVP by email  to esdaweb@gmail.com.  Please let us know  how many people will be attending the meeting and how many people will be eating .

The Time

Dinner from the menu begins at 7 pm, with the meeting beginning at 8 PM.

The Location

The Silver Stallion Restaurant
1275 Lee Street  Des Plaines, IL  60018
Phone: 847-298-2656

Meeting Notes from The March ESDA Meeting: Membership Dues, Fall Training Conference, and Upcoming Programs

ESDA Membership Dues

After discussion of membership dues amount and due dates, it was decided at the March 11th, 2015 meeting that going forward, all member dues will fall due on April 1st of each year.

Full membership, with voting rights, web forum access, and other perks, will be $84.00 per year. The non voting, technician-only membership, will remain at $48.00 per year. New web login credentials will be issued each year along with a certificate of membership. Payment will be accepted at the April 8 meeting, with notices being sent via email thereafter. Payment may also be made online at: http://esdaweb.org/benefits-of-membership/pay-your-dues-online/

Fall Training Conference

Discussion was held at the March meeting regarding the potential for holding a training conference in the late summer or fall of 2015. Frank and Dave will check for available dates and venues in September and October. Membership was asked to provide names of new potential attendees and seminar topics at the April 8th meeting.

Upcoming Programs

Program subjects for upcoming meetings were also discussed and it was suggested that individual members be responsible for obtaining programs. It would be the responsibility of the member to secure an outside program, or provide content of their own. These programs can be of a technical nature, related to better business practices, etc. Program details should be provided as early as possible for promotion purposes,

The following members volunteered at the meeting:

  • May – Chris Chism TBA
  • June – Bob Larson & Bob Newlon
  • July – Johnny Parker
  • August – Ron Mobile
  • September – Arthur Saakov (This may move to October, pending conference scheduling)
  • October – ESDA Board / Fall conference (This may move to September, pending conference scheduling)
  • November – TBD
  • December – No Meeting

(Curtis Danner with a program on component level testing was added to the program after the meeting for April)

Many THANKS to Frank Stillson who gave away many items from his business due to his retirement.

Online Calendar

The ESDA Calendar of Events can now be viewed online at: http://esdaweb.org/calendar/

 

The April ESDA Meeting: Wednesday, April 8th, 2015.

The April ESDA meeting is Wednesday, April 8th, at 7PM. There will be a presentation from Curt Danner, ESDA Secretary, on the use of several different types of ESR meters for testing capacitors, with hands on access for attendees.

ESR Meters

Curtis will do a hands on testing of various ESR meters for comparisons before you buy, if you’re thinking about replacing or updating your equipment.

On hand will be a Atlas ERS60 capacitor analyzer, a Blue ESR meter, a Sencore Capacitor analyzer and a new smart components tester (that also test capacitors for ESR).

We will have handouts, assembly tips, etc.

Bring in you suspect caps or components, and if you have another brand of ESR meter, bring it with you!

RSVP

Please RSVP by email to esdaweb@gmail.com. Please let us know how many people will be eating, and how many people will be attending the meeting.

The Time

Dinner from the menu begins at 7 pm, with the meeting beginning at 8 PM.

The Location

The Silver Stallion Restaurant
1275 Lee Street Des Plaines, IL 60018
Phone: 847-298-2656

The March ESDA Meeting: Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

The March ESDA meeting is this Wednesday, March 11th, at 7PM. We will be finalizing some plans and programs for 2015.

A special note from President Stillson:

I have retired my business as of February 1, 2015, and have some items that I will give away at the meeting.

Retirement give away – FREE!

  • 2 way, 3 way, 4 way, good signal splitters
  • Satellite Diplexers.
  • Channel Master Heavy Duty Antenna wall mount
  • Flat roof satellite or antenna mount.
  • Cable staple guns.
  • A-B switch.
  • B & K signal generator
  • B & K Oscilloscope

I also have a tube caddy full of tubes that’s not part of the giveaway; if any one is interested please make an offer. I will bring to the next meeting, March 11.

-Frank and Mary Stillson, ret.

RSVP

Please RSVP by email to esdaweb@gmail.com. Please let us know how many people will be eating, and how many people will be attending the meeting.

The Time

Dinner from the menu begins at 7 pm, with the meeting beginning at 8 PM.

The Location

The Silver Stallion Restaurant
1275 Lee Street Des Plaines, IL 60018
Phone: 847-298-2656

The February ESDA Meeting: Wednesday, February 11th, 2015.

The February ESDA meeting is this Wednesday, February 11th, at 7PM. We will be discussing plans and programs for 2015. We also have some videos on SMD soldering / desoldering techniques to share.

RSVP

Please RSVP by email to esdaweb@gmail.com. Please let us know how many people will be eating, and how many people will be attending the meeting.

The Time

Dinner from the menu begins at 7 pm, with the meeting beginning at 8 PM.

The Location

The Silver Stallion Restaurant
1275 Lee Street Des Plaines, IL 60018
Phone: 847-298-2656

The First ESDA Meeting of 2015 is This Wednesday, January 14th, 2015.

The next ESDA meeting is this Wednesday, January 14th, at 7PM. We will be discussing plans and programs for 2015.

MWSC Training Material Reminder

If you attended the 2014 MWSC , you should have received the training material, either at the October meeting or via the mail. If you have not received the CD please drop a note to esdaweb@gmail.com so we may follow up.

RSVP

Please RSVP by email to esdaweb@gmail.com. Please let us know how many people will be eating, and how many people will be attending the meeting.

The Time

Dinner from the menu begins at 7 pm, with the meeting beginning at 8 PM.

The Location

The Silver Stallion Restaurant
1275 Lee Street Des Plaines, IL 60018
Phone: 847-298-2656

March 2014 Monthly Meeting – Frank Stillson, Door Entry & Intercom System Service & Installation

Join us Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 for the March ESDA meeting featuring Frank Stillson’s Door Entry and Intercom System program. Be sure to cheek out this interesting diversification opportunity. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by email esdaweb@gmail.com.  Please let us know how many people will be eating, and how many people will be attending the meeting.

The Time

Dinner from the menu begins at 7 pm, with the meeting beginning at 8 PM.

The Location

The Silver Stallion Restaurant
1275 Lee Street  Des Plaines, IL  60018
Phone: 847-298-2656

The Next ESDA Monthly Meeting is Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Join us Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 for dinner at the Silver Stallion restaurant.  Join us for a post-MWSC meeting to recap and share some service literature from the conference.

Plan now to attend for an evening of important information and fellowship!

The Time

Dinner from the menu begins at 7 pm, with the meeting beginning at 8 PM

The Location

The Silver Stallion Restaurant
1275 Lee Street  Des Plaines, IL  60018
Phone: 847-298-2656

Make the time to join us on The Second Wednesday of each month in 2013 for timely training and updates in the electronic industry.