Radio World Honors Wayne Pecena at 2015 Ennes Workshop

During the day-long Ennes Workshop educational session at the 2015 NAB Show, Radio World Editor-in-Chief Paul McLane stopped by to present a plaque to Wayne Pecena, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNE. Pecena received the 2014 Radio World Excellence in Engineering Award.

Standing for the photo are SBE Executive Director John Poray, CAE; Wayne Pecena; SBE President Joe Snelson, CPBE, 8-VSB; NAB EVP/CTO Sam Metheny; Ennes Trustee Fred Baumgartner, SPBE, CBNT; and Paul McLane.

Wayne Pecena (second from left) receives a plaque from Radio World Editor-in-Chief Paul McLane (far right) at the 2015 Ennes Workshop at the NAB Show.

Award recipients are chosen by the editorial staff of Radio World to someone who represents the highest ideals of the U.S. radio broadcast engineering profession, reflecting those ideals through contributions to the industry. Past recipients of the award include Marty Garrison; Paul Brenner; Barry Thomas, CPBE, DRB, CBNE; Milford Smith; Gary Kline, CBT, CBNT; Jeff Littlejohn; Clay Freinwald, CPBE; John Lyons, CPBE; Mike Starling and Richard Andresen.

Radio World photo by Jim Peck.

SBE Members: Claim Your Discount for the NAB Show

SBE members who do not have the NAB member rate available to them may register for the 2015 NAB Show and receive $100 off the non-NAB member rate. Use the special discount code SD02. SBE members can follow this link to the NAB Show registration page. (The code is already imbedded in the link.) The discount is good for $100 off Flex or SMART pass non-member registration, or a free expo-only registration. After March 27, 2015, the NAB will include a $25 processing fee with all registrations that use the discount code.

Now this is some serious Satellite Uplink training!

The SBE has partnered with the NAB in offering the long running Satellite Uplink Operators Workshop. This 4 day intensive course, held annually at the NAB headquarters in Washington, DC, provides in-depth information on the theory of satellite communications and all operational aspects of the ground equipment for uplink and downlink facilities. It is applicable to distributing signals for both analog and digital television and radio. Because it is useful for satellite operators to have a basic understanding of all parts of the broadcast system, this seminar provides significant background information on digital television (DTV) and, in particular, high definition television (HDTV), which has increasing importance through all parts of the broadcast television chain, from production to distribution to the home. This workshop takes place September 30-October 3, 2013. Click here for more information.