SBE Chapter 37
SBE Chapter 37
April 6, 2020  


Thank you for visiting the Washington DC Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers. We're glad you're here!

Chapter 37 is a very diverse group, including a variety of media professionals in the Nation's Capitol. Our members include local radio and television engineers, national and international network technicians, consulting engineers, electronics manufacturers and Federal employees working in broadcast related positions.

Regardless of your area of broadcast interest, you are sure to find a warm welcome at the Washington DC Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers. Please join us at our next meeting and try us out for size. We hope you will enjoy your visit.

Upcoming Events

Please check out details of our next meeting. We hope to see you there!  Future SBE meetings include: 

  • April, 2020 Washington SBE Chapter 37:  Because many planned to be away for the annual NAB Show, we traditionally do not have an April meeting.  
  • April 15, 2020 (12:30 PM):  Baltimore's Chapter 46 will be presenting a webinar featuring William Smith of Avateq.  Please contact J.R. Richardson for more information or to RSVP if you wish to participate.
  • May 13, 2020 (6:30 PM):  Chris Imlay, SBE's General Counsel, will bring us his unique perspective regarding Rules, Regs, and the Broadcast Engineer by teleconference.  Please see our next meeting page for the details.
  • June 9, 2020 (6:30 PM):  Brian Wright and Sale Lilly from Cielo Networks, manufacturer of mission-critical, IP microwave equipment will discuss point-to-point IP microwave systems for the broadcast industry.  During the same week, Cielo will also be presenting at the SBE chapters in Baltimore, Richmond, and Hampton Roads.  

SBE National News

SBE Suggests Chapters Suspend In-person Meetings

March 17, 2020

The safety of our members and their families are our utmost concern. During this time of heightened concern for public health with the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, the SBE asks that SBE chapters not conduct in-person meetings in March and April, but rather, meet virtually through any capabilities you may have available to you.

One possible source for a remote presentation is theĀ SBE Chapter Speaker List. Several SBE Sustaining Members offer program presentations to chapters. Contact them to see if a remote presentation could be scheduled for your chapter.

SBE Cancels 2020 NAB Show Events

March 11, 2020

As you most likely have heard, the NAB announced on March 11 that it has “decided not to move forward with the NAB Show in April,” due to the evolving situation involving the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The SBE events and meetings scheduled to coincide with the April NAB Show have been cancelled. This includes the SBE Ennes Workshop held in conjunction with the BEIT Conference. The SBE at PBS TechCon educational programs have also been cancelled.

The NAB has indicated that it is looking at potential alternatives to hold the show at a later date. Like everyone else, the SBE will await further word from the NAB and consider options for taking part.

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