Worried about broadcast related violations with the FCC? This webinar is a must –

The SBE has invited a representative of the FCC, James Roop, as well as Dennis Baldridge, a member of the SBE Technical Presenters Group, to talk about common broadcast related violations. They will categorize them into groups and discuss how to prevent them. And you have the opportunity to ask the FCC representative questions specific to your station. Subjects of the webinar include FCC enforcement actions, an analysis of the FCC’s top 10 violations, steps to an appropriate response for NOV/NAL, preventing violations and verifying compliance.

The webinar takes place on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 2 p.m. ET.  More Info

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It is your attitude at the beginning of a difficult task that, more than anything else, will bring about a successful outcome.

As I began to prepare for this year’s SBE Leadership Development Course, I decided to review the very big binder of last year’s course. Each time I go through it, I find something new to inspire me. This statement – It is your attitude at the beginning of a difficult task that, more than anything else, will bring about a successful outcome – was my inspiration today. It makes me think of how Rodney Vandeveer, the instructor for the leadership course, started many a morning asking people if they ‘saw the sign’.  Well, after looking around, you would hear that person ask, ‘No, what sign?’, at which time Rodney would say ‘the sign that says smile’. And I have to say, it always put a smile on everyone’s face within earshot. Rodney really is talented at setting such a lighthearted, fun and welcoming tone in the classroom.

LeaderCourse_1Here’s a picture from last year’s course that I love!  Although a little fuzzy, I can feel the fun and camaraderie partnered with all the concepts being learned and shared in this room.   – Kimberly Kissel, SBE Education Director

Thank you American Tower, Broadcasters General Store and NEMAL for supporting the South Florida Ennes Workshop!

Thank you to these companies for helping the SBE be able to provide affordable, one-day education on the latest in broadcast and media technology.  The Sacramento Ennes Workshop takes place this Saturday, February 23, 2013, while the South Florida Ennes Workshop takes place on March 8, 2013.  Topics include codec design, social media for broadcasters, spurs, and much more! Registration at either workshop includes breakfast and lunch. Visit the SBE website for complete details on either workshop.

Just how big is the IPv6 address space?

340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 addresses to be exact.  Hear more about IPv6 during the Webinar by SBE on IP Networking, part 4 – IPv6, taking place February 21, 2013.

Just as IPv4 addressing can be challenging when managing limited IP address space, IPv6 brings new challenges when working with enormous IP address space. A new mindset is required to effectively understand and implement IPv6 in your network. New IPv6 features and capabilities also bring challenges to the broadcast network engineer.

Follow us on Twitter @SBEorg, #webinarsbysbe and post your questions for the webinar presenter, Wayne Pecena, CPBE, 8-vSB, AMD, DRB, CBNE. You can also post your questions on our Facebook page.

This webinar is the fourth in a series that aids in the self-study for the SBE Certified Broadcast Networking Engineer™ (CBNE™) certification exam.

IP Networking Webinar Series continues with the Fundamentals of IPv6

Just as IPv4 addressing can be challenging when managing limited IP address space, IPv6 brings new challenges when working with enormous IP address space. This webinar, which takes place on February 21, 2013, builds upon the brief introduction to IPv6 terminology presented in the third webinar of the series held in January 2013. A new mindset is required to effectively understand and implement IPv6 in your network. New IPv6 features and capabilities also bring challenges to the broadcast network engineer.

This webinar is the fourth in a series that aids in the self-study for the SBE Certified Broadcast Networking Engineer™ (CBNE™) certification exam.   More Info

FCC Releases Public Notice Detailing Fixed Receive Site Registration

Yesterday the FCC released a public notice announcing the April 1 effective date of the requirement to register 7 and 13 GHz TV Pickup stationary receive sites in ULS. The public notice also announces the grant of a fee exemption to TV Pickup licensees in the 7 and 13 GHz bands who modify their licenses between now and April 1 for the sole purpose of adding their receive sites. The public notice also provides detailed filing instructions. Here is the complete text of the Public Notice.

Take an exam during NAB

Are you attending the 2013 NAB Show? Have you been putting off taking a certification exam? SBE will hold one exam session in Las Vegas during the NAB show on Tuesday, April 9th from 9AM to noon. Get your application into the national office by March 22nd, to take advantage of this opportunity.

What certification is right for you? Check out this chart.

SBE Certification exam sessions are also planned for June, August and November 2013.