RF Safety, IP Networking and Audio Loudness Management from SBE

Registration and participation in the SBE RF Safety Course has been simplified, making it easy for you to hear Richard Strickland discuss the biological effects of RF radiation, the differences between RF radiation and ionizing radiation, proving compliance at a broadcast site, FCC and OSHA regulations, workplace hazards and more. Register now for this informative webinar, taking place September 25. 

Are you considering taking the Certified Broadcast Networking Engineer (CBNE) certification exam? Wayne Pecena, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNE is presenting a webinar on the OSI model and layers on September 11. This webinar, the first in a series, will focus on the OSI Model, TCP Model, and the application to the Physical, Network, and Transport layers as applied to IP Networking as utilized in broadcast distributions systems.

The SBE has partnered with ATSC to offer you a one-day seminar on audio loudness management.  This program is being presented in Chicago on August 23 and focuses on important updates in DTV audio loudness standards and the implementation stage of the FCC’s Commercial Audio Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act. Presenters include Jim Starzynski, NBC Universal; Pat Waddell, Harmonic; Steve Lyman, Dolby Labs; Tim Carroll, Linear Acoustic; Steve Silva, Fox; and Dave Higgins, Comcast.

SBE awards first CBNE certifications

The Society of Broadcast Engineer’s recognizes fifteen broadcast professionals as Certified Broadcast Networking Engineer after the first round of CBNE certification exams. Webinars by SBE is presenting a live webinar on September 11 to assist those taking the CBNE exam during upcoming exam sessions.

“With this new certification the SBE is able to recognize a more advanced networking skill set that many broadcast engineers possess. We expect a large number of those with the CBNT who have naturally progressed and acquired more skills to take the CBNE in the near future as well as anyone with an advanced knowledge of networking in the broadcast field,” said SBE National Certification Committee Chairman Jim Bernier, CPBE, CBNT.

Those who currently hold the CBNE certification include: Rafael Aguillon, CBTE, CBNE; Terry Baun, CPBE, AMD, CBNE; Paul Claxton, CPBE, CBNE; Ralph Hogan, CPBE, DRB, CBNE; Michael Helke, CBNE; Jesse Janosky, CBTE, CBNE; Paul Jonak, CSTE, 8-VSB, CBRE, CEA, CEV, CBNE; Alan Jurison, CSRE, AMD, DRB, CBNE; Jerry Martin, CSTE, CBNE; Michael Norton, CSTE, CBNE; Wayne Pecena, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNE; Mark Simpson, CPBE, AMD, DRB, CBNE; Chris Tarr, CSRE, DRB, CBNE; Barry Thomas, CPBE, DRB, CBNE; and John Justin Tucker, CSRE, AMD, CBNE. Continue reading

SBE Leadership Development Course offers a full curriculum and sees record attendance

I have never seen such a lively and jubilent bunch as I did last week at the SBE Leadership Development Course. Rodney Vandeveer, the course’s instructor and a professor at Purdue University, outdid himself once again.  His unique ability to instruct with such a deep knowledge of the material, share real-world examples from his past career, and involve the students through group exercises is truly amazing. 

2012 SBE Leadership Development Course class hard at work

Several participants noted that Rodney has a keen ability to keep students engaged as he moves through the mass amount of material. Everyone who attended the course said they would recommend it to others.

One of the many group exercises in the course

Look for a full wrap-up of the SBE Leadership Development Course in the October Issue of the Signal.

Congratulations 2012 SBE National Award winners!

Wiely Boswell

Robert W. Flanders SBE Engineer of the Year Wiely Boswell, CBRE

Wayne Pecena

James C. Wulliman SBE Educator of the Year Wayne Pecena, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNT

Individual Awards

  • Robert W. Flanders SBE Engineer of the Year Award – Wiely Boswell
  • James C. Wulliman SBE Educator of the Year Award – Wayne Pecena
  • Best Technical Article Award – Doug Irwin, CPBE AMD DRB, from the Radio magazine December 2011 issue titled “Ethernet-based Audio Routing: A How-to Guide”
  • SBE Technology Award – Orban, for its free BS.1770-2/R 128 and CBS Loudness Meter
  • Best Social Media Site – SBE Chapter 15, New York City
  • Best Frequency Coordination Effort – SBE Chapter 15, New York City
  • Best Regional Convention -SBE Chapter 24, Madison, Wis.
  • Best Chapter Newsletter – SBE Chapter 24, Madison, Wis.
  • Best Chapter Website – SBE Chapter 24, Madison, Wis.

Chapter Awards
The SBE statistical awards recognize two chapters, based on chapter enrollment. Class A represents chapters whose membership is less than the national median. Class B includes chapters with a membership greater than the national median.

Greatest Growth in New Members Award
A – Chapter 146, U.S. Virgin Islands
B – Chapter 35, Kentucky

Most Certified Chapter Award
A – Chapter 96, Rockford, IL – tie
A – Chapter 118, Montgomery, AL – tie
B – Chapter 24, Madison, WI – tie
B – Chapter 131, Inland Empire, CA – tie

Highest Member Attendance Award
A – Chapter 136, Rio Grande Valley – tie
A – Chapter 145, Magic Valley, ID – tie
B – Chapter 76, Eugene, OR

All awards will be presented during the SBE National Awards Recognition Dinner and Reception on Oct. 24, 2012, during the SBE National Meeting held in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Audio/Video Expo and the Engineer’s Boot Camp in Denver.

Read more about the 2012 SBE National Awards in Radio magazine.