|Newsletter Editor Janet ONeil, Bill Stumpf, and Steve
Sherman (from left) appreciated the hospitality of DLS Electronics,
the host of the November Chicago Chapter meeting. Read more
about the activities of the Chicago Chapter and others beginning
on page 6.
Happy New Year!
I remember during the holidays that I was looking forward to January
when I expected activity to slow down and life to get back to
normal. This January has been anything but slow! My
time in the office is just as hectic these days as during the
holidays when I was frantically trying to get things done before
taking some time off. From my business colleagues, I can tell
they are caught up in the same situation. They are just as busy
and are working long hours to keep caught up. (Is
there such a thing?)
The Winter issue of the EMC Newsletter is traditionally a light
issue. The page count is typically the lowest of the four quarterly
issues. Most of our contributors are taking time off during the
holidays, Chapters take a break from monthly meetings, committee
and conference activity is light, and so on. However, this issue
at 80 pages matches our previous Fall issue! The Fall issue is
traditionally our biggest Newsletter of the year as it covers
our annual IEEE EMC Symposium and features many photos.
From the length of this issue, you can see that activity did not
significantly decline in the EMC Society over the holidays! In
addition to our regular articles, we have the special cover story
on Policy Defined Radio starting on page 33. Many thanks to the
authors Don Heirman, Andrew Drozd, and Stephen Berger for taking
the time to prepare a thorough report on this new issue challenging
EMC engineers and others in this new year.
Our Book Review this month was a daunting task, but guest reviewer
Pat André assuredly tackled the challenge of a book over
2,500 pages! Check it out on page 26.
We also have an article on the new EMC course launched at The
Citadel as a result of the EMC Society University Grant program.
This starts on page 23. Thank you to Tom Jerse for letting us
know about the return on the EMC Societys investment in
the University Grant program. And, thank you to Lex van Deursen,
Chairman of EMC Europe 2004, for providing the information on
this exciting conference in The Netherlands starting on page 73.
We also profile special people in the news in this issue. Be sure
to read about Don Heirmans newest appointment on page 42
as well as the special award given to long time EMCS member Walter
Poggi on page 19. The newly elected EMC Society Board members
(page 52) and our newly appointed Distinguished Lecturers (page
43) are profiled in this issue. We also took the time to acquaint
you with the background of our Technical Editor, Bob Olsen, on
page 60. And, our former Newsletter Editor, Bob Goldblum, is featured
in the EMC Personality Profile.
Now, if you can find the time during this hectic start of the
new year, I hope you will sit back and enjoy this issue! As always,
keep those comments about the Newsletter coming! We appreciate
hearing from you. EMC