Pecena presenting day-long session on IP Networking for Broadcasters August 30 in Los Angeles

Wayne Pecena, a member of the SBE Technical Presenters Group, is presenting IP networking to broadcasters on August 30.  Thank you to SBE Chapter 47 and NBC Universal for working together to bring this program to their area. The cost for members of the SBE is $49. 

This full-day intensive class will focus on TCP/IP based networking fundamentals in an Ethernet environment. Topics covered will include understanding RFC’s, TCP and UDP fundamentals, IP addressing, IPv4 subnetting, an introduction to IPv6, switching fundamentals, VLAN use, routing fundamentals, quality of services (QoS) Basics, and networking security concerns.

Emphasis will be placed upon understanding and applying IP subnetting techniques, understanding when to switch, and understanding when to route in an IP network. Where appropriate, the application focus and practical use cases will be oriented towards a broadcast technical plant. Theoretical principals will be reinforced through practical exercises, network use cases, and a design practical to close out the day.

Class size is limited, so reserve your spot today!

So glad to have you as a new SBE member, COMARK Communications

Welcome to our new sustaining member, COMARK Communications. COMARK Communications has more than 40 years of experience in the field of high power RF Technology. The core business of the company has traditionally been the design and development of solid state and tube type high power broadcasting transmitters, systems and components. The technologies developed for these purposes are also used for scientific and medical applications, such as particle accelerator and fusion research projects.

TV broadcasters – looking for an online reference you can access anytime? SBE members save $20

One of the courses on SBE UniversityTelevision Video and Audio – a Ready Reference for Engineers, is being offered at a discounted rate for SBE members only through June 30. The course, which can serve as an online reference guide, gives the television engineer a solid grounding in the various aspects of video and audio for television, and to serve as a ready reference to the pertinent standards. This course provides an overview of video and audio for television, from the dawn of analog television broadcasting to today’s digital television transmission.

NTSC_Figure 2This course is for anyone who needs a good grounding in television video and audio, from the relative newcomer to the field who needs to learn all about how television video and audio work, to the seasoned engineer who needs to know something about digital. It also serves as a ready reference for the working engineer.

Topics include NTSC video and transmission, component video, analog resolution and aspect ratio, digital video, digital scanning formats, other SD and HD video characteristics, baseband signal interfaces, video compression for DTV, video storage, analog audio, digital audio, digital audio compression for television and audio storage.

The special rate for SBE Members is $79 (normally $99). The cost for non-members is $149. Act now to save money, and don’t forget, you will always have access to any of the courses you purchase on SBE University, including any course updates that are made.

Welcome to the SBE, ROHN Products LLC!

Rohn-SBEJoin us in welcoming our newest sustaining member,  ROHN Products LLC. ROHN has been designing and manufacturing towers for more than six decades. Whether it is Guyed Towers, Self Supporting Towers or Steel Poles, ROHN maintains large manufacturing and staging facilities in the tower design industry.

Who will the winners be?

Today is the last day to submit nominations for the annual SBE awards. Recognize your local chapter or fellow members who go above and beyond for the broadcast engineering community.

2012 SBE Award recipients

Pictured are 2012 SBE Award winners who were presented with certificates and plaques during the annual SBE National Meeting.

There are a number of award categories to choose from.

Did your chapter offer a convention or conference this year? Does your chapter have a great website, social media outlet or newsletter? We have awards to fit all of these categories and more for SBE Chapters.

How about individual members in your chapter or across the United States. Is there one in particular who educates broadcast engineers through writings, teachings, programs and employment? The James C Wulliman SBE Educator of the Year award would be a good fit for that person.

This year, the SBE began the Chapter Engineer of the Year award, we have received a number of nominations. Has your chapter taken advantage of it?

There is still time to nominate your engineering community, let them be recognized for what they do!

Individual Awards nomination form

Chapter Awards nomination form

email the form to Megan Clappe at mclappe@sbe.org

View past winners of these awards

Free Webinar on IP Microwave STL’s presented by DoubleRadius

The FCC abolished the last link rule opening up Part 101 licensed frequencies to broadcasters. New frequencies have opened up that can be used for reliable STL’s. These frequencies, like 950mhz, 7ghz, and 13Ghz are licensed frequencies but with the ability to run high speed bi-directional data rates. These frequencies have the ability to provide up to a gigabyte of bi-directional throughput to your transmission sites.

Taking place June 27, this webinar will inform you on these new licensed frequencies and the design do’s and don’ts for these frequencies. The webinar also looks at a live path profile showing what can be done today.

DoubleRadius-logo-coatedClick here for more information and to register for this Webinar by SBE.

Thanks to DoubleRadius for allowing us to make this webinar free to members of the SBE!

3 hour online webinar offers affordable RF safety training

Strickland monitoring RF

The SBE RF Safety Course, presented by Richard Strickland of RF Safety Solutions, takes place at 1:30 p.m. ET on July 24.  Registration has been simplified so that attendees can participate from any location with Internet access. Among other topics, Strickland will discuss how to prove compliance at a broadcast site, the biological effects of RF radiation and the distinct differences between RF radiation and ionizing radiation, FCC and OSHA regulations and RF hazard protection equipment. 

A previous attendee of the course said, “Richard did a great job of providing examples, answering questions, and keeping the material interesting. I appreciate the ability to download slides for future reference.”

The course is designed for broadcast station personnel, including chief and assistant chief engineers, transmitter site engineers, ENG and SNG maintenance personnel and management that need to have an understanding of RF safety issues and regulations. For more information and to register click here.