SBE Strategic Planning Meeting Follow-up

Learn how the SBE is proceeding after the strategic planning meeting in this Radio World article.

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How certification essay exams are graded

Are you contemplating taking an exam with an essay? Here is a recent article written by Joe Snelson, CPBE, 8-VSB explaining how a certification exam with an essay is graded. Snelson is a member of the SBE National Certification Committee.

Audio Loudness Management Seminar Series, hosted by SBE and ATSC in Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta

With the rules of the Commercial Audio Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act going into effect December 13, the SBE and ATSC have developed a seminar for broadcasters to learn about important updates in DTV audio loudness standards and implementation.

Knowledgeable industry leaders will present on such topics as FCC rules and updated information on the CALM Act, practical solutions for implementation, loudness measurement and monitoring technology, receiver processing and equipment solutions, and an in-depth tutorial on ATSC’s Recommended Practice A/85. This program will be beneficial for station engineers, broadcast executives, cable operators, satellite TV providers, the content creation community, and other professionals affected by this act.

The first seminar takes place Thursday, August 23 in Chicago at WTTW.  The cost for members of ATSC or SBE is $95.  The cost for non-members is $150.

Visit our website for more information on this seminar series.

We’re giving away a Fry’s Electronics Gift Card and a free web ad

It’s simple to enter! Tell us how long you have been in the broadcast engineering industry by commenting on the June 20 SBE Blog post for a chance to win a Fry’s Electronics gift card.

Tell us the year you entered the business, how many years ago you entered, or your whole professional life story. Whichever way you choose to tell us, you will be entered to win a $25 Fry’s Electronics gift card. We just want to hear from you. The winner will be drawn at random on July 3.

Click here to enter today! Contestants must enter to win by 4:30 p.m. EDT, July 2. Complete rules and entry requirements can be found on the SBE website.

Sustaining members of the SBE can also win!

Sustaining members can enter to win a free 30 day advertisement on the SBE website linking to their homepage.

To enter, sustaining members of the SBE must go to the @SBEorg Twitter page and Retweet the SBE Tweet posted on June 20 titled “Win a $25 Fry’s Electronics gift card” using the sustaining member’s company Twitter account.

The winning sustaining member will be selected through a random draw from the entries submitted. Sustaining members may enter by Retweeting the SBE Tweet, posted on June 20.

Contestants must enter to win by 4:30 p.m. EDT, July 2. Complete rules and entry requirements can be found on the SBE website.

Webinar by SBE helps broadcasters understand and implement IPv6

Wayne Pecena, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNT, is presenting a webinar on July 11 to help broadcast engineers learn more about IPv6 and make informed decisions about implementing IPv6 in their organizations. The Internet is rapidly expanding due to an increase of broadcast content being published. Much of this expansion is occurring in an IPv6-only environment due to the shortage of conventional IPv4 address space. Continue reading

Enter to win Fry’s Electronics gift card

We are giving away a $25 Fry’s Electronics gift card to one lucky winner!

To enter, individuals must answer the question “How long have you been in the broadcast engineering industry?” in the comment section of this post on the SBE Blog. The winner will be drawn at random on July 3, 2012.

Tell us the year you entered the business, how many years ago you entered, or your whole professional life story. Either way, you will be entered to win a $25 Fry’s Electronics gift card.

Make sure to leave a comment in the reply section below this post. Or, comment by clicking on the quote bubble to the right of the post headline. Hurry, the contest ends July 2, 2012!

One entry per person. Contestants must enter to win by 4:30 p.m. EDT, July 2, 2012. The winner will be announced via the SBE Blog. Complete rules and entry requirements can be found on the SBE website.