AFCCE News & Events
Oct 27

November 2016 Luncheon Meeting

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Advantages of Aluminum Transmission Line

Manuel Sone

Manager of Television Engineering at
Electronics Research Inc. (ERI)
The AFCCE FCC Reception will be held the same evening. Please go here to register separately for this event.

A large number of Radio Frequency components are made of aluminum due to its availability, low cost, light weight, and electrical properties. The performance of coaxial transmission lines with aluminum outer conductors and copper inner conductors will be investigated. A comparison with an all copper transmission line will be presented as well as the historical use of aluminum RF components. Solving the issues of differential expansion and dissimilar metals will be examined.

Manuel Sone is currently the Manager of Television Engineering at Electronics Research Inc. (ERI), Chandler, Indiana. He is responsible for the television antennae product line, including the development of new products. Manuel started his 25 year career in RF engineering in the United States at ERI in 1991 where he was involved in the development of FM Master Antenna Systems at the Empire State Building, NYC, and the Prudential Building, Boston.

Networking starts at 11:45 AM with Lunch beginning at 12:30 PM

Luncheon meetings are open only to AFCCE members and their guests. The cost of the luncheon is $45.00 per person or $55.00 for reservations not received prior to the deadline.

Please RSVP online with the form below by 5 pm Friday, November 11th. To RSVP directly to John Reiser by phone at (703) 780-4824, or email

All reservations requests and online payments will be confirmed by an email message or phone call. If you do not receive a confirmation email please email to verify it was received.

Meeting Location
Holiday Inn at Key Bridge
1900 North Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, VA 22209
If you are driving, the Holiday Inn provides free parking.
The Holiday Inn is two blocks north of the Rosslyn Metro Station – Orange, Blue and Silver lines. Exit the station through the “back door” (up the stairs) and turn right onto North Fort Myer Drive.
Map & Directions

The menu for the Luncheon is a choice of Breast of Chicken, Salmon or Stir-Fry Vegetables (vegan) for the main course along with Caesar Salad, Rice and Strawberry Mousse.

If you have special dietary requirements or allergies, please send a separate email to