Bob Heil, K9EID
  Lunch Speaker  
  Name: Bob Heil, K9EID
Bob Heil, K9EID
Topic: It All Starts At The Microphone "Kicks Room"
Location: Cabrillo Room
Date & Time: Saturday 12 Noon
Chicken Rosa

Sautéed Breast of Chicken topped with Prosciutto, Sliced Tomato, Fresh Pesto, Provolone Cheese and served on Salsa Rosa Served with Roasted Red Potatoes And Fresh Seasonal Vegetables.

Heil received the first ever ‘Live Sound Pioneer Award’ at the Audio Engineering Society Convention for many of the technologies still used by today’s performing groups. Bob Heil was the International Amateur Radio Operator of the Year in 1982, an award held by Barry Goldwater the year before. Heil Sound was also an early installer of the large satellite dishes led by Bob’s love for ham radio and his never ending experimental side. Heil Sound was the 1989 ‘USA Satellite Dealer Of The Year’ and was on the original test team for today’s 18 “RCA DirecTV dish system? Heil installed the very first DSS System which was installed at the St. Louis office of Bob Costas.

Since 1977 Bob Heil has been presenting his ‘High Tech Heil’ reports on KMOX-CBS radio and does various high tech reports on the local St Louis television stations. Heil Sound was one of the first companies to design and install Custom Home theatre systems nationally and does many special designs in home in the St Louis area with nearly 3,000 installations under his belt.

As an author of five books, consultant, teacher and lecturer, Bob is in constant demand to teach home theatre and audio technologies at various shows and conventions. He has also taught classes at George Lucas’ SkyWalker Ranch, CES electronics shows in Las Vegas, Trebas Recording Institute in Toronto as well as a regular instructor at many international home theatre and satellite shows.

Heil Sound, Ltd. In Fairview Heights has become the largest manufacturer of microphones and audio products for the amateur radio industry with over 100 dealers around the globe. Tens of thousands of ‘hams’ – world wide – use the Heil products which is designed and built in Fairview Heights, Ill., located in the St. Louis metro area.

Heil Sound, Ltd. has also entered the commercial broadcast industry with their introduction of the Heil PROLINE products. Heil’s new ‘PROLINE’ microphone element has raised the bar on dynamic microphone technology and is winning the heart and ears of many commercial broadcasters and live sound engineers

Bob Heil is also a leading design engineer and installer for church and school sound systems, helping to solve the many problems that plague institutional systems. Bob has two daughters and one stepson. Bob lives with his wife and business confidant, Sarah in Belleville, Il. and Long Beach, Ca. When he is not playing the Wurlitzer at the Fox, climbing towers, soldering a project or talking to his amateur radio friends he can be found enjoying some of his classic car collection – mainly 50’s Thunderbirds.