A Designer’s Mind, A Servant’s Heart

Herb Jacobson(April 29, 2015) Sixty-five years! That is how long Herb Jacobson was a missionary. He accepted his call to service in 1948 with radio station HCJB. That was back in the days when a gallon of gas was 16 cents, the average house price was $1,751 and Bell Laboratories demonstrated the first prototype transistor radio.

Herb witnessed major advances in technology during his long tenure with the organization. His ingenuity not only kept pace but proved to be ahead of the curve. From the design of powerful, commercially competitive shortwave transmitters, radio antennas and hydroelectric facilities to software for digital radio transmission, Herb dedicated his life to missions and the broadcast of the gospel. Herb continued to work until six weeks before his passing on October 8, 2014. He was 89 years old.

For more about Herb’s life and legacy, click here.

SonSet Solutions is carrying Herb’s innovation into the future. Our team continues to work on innovative design including the software design for digital radio transmission, design for high-flow well water monitors, solar lamp poles, transmitter components for greater reliability on the field, and ongoing design of our fixed-tuned, solar-powered radios. All of this ingenuity is with the same goal in mind: To open doors to the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ through technology.

Special Dedication Service in Honor of Herb Jacobson

On Saturday, May 16, 2015, SonSet Solutions (formerly the HCJB Global Technology Center) will celebrate this innovation and hold a special event to dedicate the electronics lab in honor of Herb Jacobson. All are welcome to join us from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at our facility located at 2830 17th Street in Elkhart, Indiana. The Jacobson family and special friends will join us as we hear about how Herb’s life impacted not only technology but missions around the world and how that innovation is continuing. Musicians will round out the evening with refreshments to follow. No RSVPs necessary.

For more information, call (574) 970-4252 or email events@sonsetsolutions.org.

by Erica Simone

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