Don’t forget to make your reservations for the December holiday party. Live jazz music, a magician act, and great food for 15 bucks. Bring your spouse, bring your date, bring your friends, but remember to bring yourself! It’s on December 3rd and reservations have to be in by noon December 1st.  Check this out for more details.

November 2009 – Section Meeting Announcement

A Grand Night Out

Reservations for the Holiday Party are Now Closed

DATE: Thursday, December 3, 2009
PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m. –  Doors Open
6:00 p.m. –  Dinner

MENU SELECTIONS:   Roasted Turkey & Dressing, Baked Ham with Pineapples, Couscous Stuffed Green Peppers, Sweet Potato Casserole, Scalloped Potatoes, Season Green Beans, Cranberry Relish, Dinner Rolls and Butter, Assorted Holiday Pies, Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea, Soft Drinks. There is also a bar available for the purchase of alcoholic drinks.

LOCATION:  Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

RESERVATIONSReservations are required – No walk-ins.  Reservation deadline is Noon, December 1.  Make your reservation by emailing our Arrangements Chair at, or leaving a voice mail at 513-629-9380.  Include your membership number (required) and a daytime phone number with your reservation information.

ABOUT THE MEETING:  Our Annual Holiday Dinner will be held on Thursday, December 3, at Raffel’s in Evendale, Ohio.  The evening is billed as “A Grand Night Out”, and it is a perfect opportunity for you and your guests to enjoy a wonderful evening of great food and entertainment, at the extremely low price of only $15 per person.  Doors open at 5:30, dinner starts at 6:00.  While you are enjoying classic holiday fare and each others company, your feet will be tapping to the sounds of the outstanding Fitz’s Jazz Quintet.  As you make your way through the delicious selection of desserts, we offer the Amazing Cindini, who will astound you with table-side magic, followed by a stage-show of mind blowing effects.

November 2009 – Membership News


The following individuals are IEEE members who are new to our Section

Matthew Brennecke
Cody R. Davis
Dennis L. Doss
Steven C. Frigon
Matt Fuller
Chittabrata Ghosh
Brian L. Greskamp
Matthew Hagedon
James J. Hayes
James J. Hayes
Jonathan Hegman
Shahram Jahanian
Thomas Laugle
Lei Miao
Kevin Miller
David Needham
Keith Nixon
Yemi Oyediran
Suryanarayana V. Pendela
Joseph J. Praschak
Tim Joseph Receveur
Sorah Rhee
Alton F. Sanders
Jennifer Smith
Evan Blyth Sneath
Camiren L. Stewart
Julee Uhrig
Nishanth Vepachedu
Karl Wilbur
Matt Winslow

We wish to welcome these new members to the Cincinnati Section!!!

November 2009 – History

Scanning the Past: A History of Electrical Engineering from the Past
Submitted by Bob Morrison, Editor

Copyright 1996 IEEE. Reprinted with permission from the IEEE publication, “Scanning the Past” which covers a reprint of an article appearing in the Proceedings of the IEEE Vol. 84, No. 4, April 1996.

Clarence W. Hansell and Philip S. Carter

Sixty years ago this month, the PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTE OF RADIO ENGINEERS (IRE) included a joint paper by Clarence W. Hansell and Philip S. Carter on the control of frequency of radio transmitters. At the time, both men worked as research and development engineers for the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) at its transmitter laboratory at Rocky Point on Long Island, NY. Both engineers made numerous contributions to communications engineering during their long careers at RCA and both became Fellows of the IRE.

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November 2009 – IEEE News

IEEE-USA Helps Produce More Than Three-Dozen Local TV News Reports on
IEEE Technologies That Benefit Society – From Creating a Voice-Command
Robotic Helping Hand to Fighting Astronaut Bone Loss

WASHINGTON (6 October 2009) — To increase the public’s awareness and appreciation of the role of engineering in society, IEEE-USA has helped to produce more than three-dozen TV news reports on IEEE technologies this year. The segments were distributed to 140 U.S. TV stations and aired on stations with an estimated 122 million views.

The IEEE-USA-supported reports included: “Biomedical Engineers Creating Voice-Command Robotic Helping Hand for Patients in Need”; “Engineers Zero-In on Fighting Astronaut Bone Loss with Space Treadmill Simulator”; “Computer Scientists Make Still Photos in Existing Video Pixel Perfect with New Software”; and “Engineers Create Alternate Left Turns to Speed Up Intersections.”

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