SBE Chapter 37
SBE Chapter 37
October 26, 2020  


Photo credit: Pablo Gato
Photo credit: Pablo Gato

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

The Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) is the only organization devoted to the advancement of all levels and types of broadcast engineering. With more than 5,000 members and 114 local chapters, the SBE provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of information to help you keep pace with our rapidly changing industry. The SBE amplifies the voices of broadcast engineers by validating your skills with professional certification, by offering educational opportunities to maintain and expand those skills, and by speaking out on technical regulatory issues that affect how you work.

SBE 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 media and broadcast related positions.

Our Chapter recently received Special Recognition from SBE National for hosting the Best Regional Educational Event - the 2020 NextGen TV Summit earlier this year.  The event was organized by our own Fred Willard along with the SMPTE DC Section and WETA.  In this image, the award was presented to Fred by Jorge Contreras, Chief Photographer, Univision DC.

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: 

  • October 13th (6:30 pm):  The next Chapter 37 meeting will be hosted by guest speaker Bob Tarsio, President of Broadcast Devices Inc.  Bob has three discussion topics: RF Power measurement and issues surrounding accuracy; SNMP in the Broadcast Plant – a Primer; and Cable and termination management of FM Stereo Composite over AES3.  See our next meeting page for more details.
  • October 21st (12:30 pm):  Baltimore's next meeting will feature Fred Baumgartner of One Media.  Fred is working on the "Broadcaster Application" that the consumer actually sees and uses in NextGen TV.  Alerting is the first practical use and interactive things, like distance learning, will follow.  Sinclair is planning to have an LPTV station operational in DC by November and is planning something in Hunt Valley, MD.  Additionally, Silicon Dust claims to have completed production qualification on their KickStarter-sponsored ATSC 3.0 tuner, the HDHomeRun Quatro 4K.  If you're interested in attending, please contact J.R. by e-mail at

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