SBE Chapter 37
SBE Chapter 37
July 6, 2022  

Welcome!

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.

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 events of interest include: 

May 26 2022 - NAB Update with Mark Schubin

SMPTE Washington DC Section will host Multiple Emmy-winning, SMPTE Life Fellow, Mark Schubin for his NAB Update.  Mark has attended every NAB show since 1973 and has been reporting on them for decades. We're not sure of what he'll find this year, but he promises surprises about AI, ATSC 3.0, the cloud, virtual cameras, and more. A complete camera system, including optics, the size of a grain of sand? Attend and see! This session is open to all members and non-members of SMPTE. Please forward to any of your colleagues and students you think may be interested.

Register here: https://lnkd.in/gAbfHF4p

Date & Time: May 26th, 2022 7:00 PM EDT

June 14 2022 - Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program

SBE Chapter 37 guest speaker Tom Ray will host a discussion on the Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program - what is it, why it's a good idea, what stations typically miss, and what we look for.  For details and a registration link, please see our next meeting page.

Date & Time: June 14th, 2022 6:30 PM EDT

SBE News and Events

Each year, the Society of Broadcast Engineers, the association for broadcast and multimedia technology professionals, conducts a member recruitment drive. The drive calls on current SBE members to encourage their non-member colleagues to join the association. This year, 68 individual members were recruited.

2022 Membership DriveThe SBE Membership Drive ran from March 1 until May 31. As a recruiting incentive to members, the SBE asks for prize donations from SBE sustaining member companies. In addition, the recruiter will earn $5 per new member (up to $25) off his or her 2023 membership dues. 11 sustaining member companies plus the SBE provided prizes this year, ranging from shirts and hats to broadcast equipment. The SBE donated logo items, a copy of CertPreview, and a free Webinars by SBE registration. The theme for the 2022 drive was Expand Your Network.

All the recruiters were eligible for the Membership Drive Grand Prize: A trip the SBE National Meeting this fall. (A cash prize option is available if the winner is not able to travel to the SBE National Meeting.) That meeting will be held during the 2022 SBE 22 Broadcast & Technology Expo in Liverpool, NY. The Grand Prize winner this year is Jack Conway of Cox Media Group, Owasso, OK.

The SBE thanks the sustaining members who provided prizes: Blackmagic Design, Broadcasters General Store, Davicom, Heartland Video Systems, latakoo, LBA, Orban, Shively Labs, Sutro Tower, Telos Alliance, and Tieline. The list of prizes and the winning recruiters will be published in the August 2022 issue of The Signal, the SBE’s bi-monthly newsletter, and on the SBE website.

The close of the drive resulted in 68 new recruited individual members, who were sponsored by 61 current members. The recruiters represent 32 different SBE chapters.

Prize Donor Prize Winner Location Chapter
SBE trip to the SBE National Meeting John Conway Owasso, OK 56
Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini Extreme ISO Stephen Brown Appleton, WI 80
Broadcasters General Store BGS tumbler and $20 Starbucks gift card Maria Laing-Smith Camarillo, CA 47
Broadcasters General Store BGS tumbler and $20 Starbucks gift card Danny Shoen Lexington, KY 35
Broadcasters General Store BGS tumbler and $20 Starbucks gift card Vince Forcier Falls Church, VA 37
Broadcasters General Store BGS tumbler and $20 Starbucks gift card Craig Seelig Honesdale, PA 2
Broadcasters General Store BGS tumbler and $20 Starbucks gift card William Armstrong Hollywood, FL 53
Broadcasters General Store BGS tumbler and $20 Starbucks gift card John Collinson New Port Richey, FL 39
Davicom $50 Amazon gift card William Harland Chandler, IN 121
Heartland Video Systems $100 Amazon gift card Charles Kinney Atlanta, GA 5
Heartland Video Systems Heartland Video Systems backpack Aaron Hume Shoreline, WA 16
Heartland Video Systems Heartland Video Systems coffee mug, Heartland Video Systems mouse pad Julio Bonet Miami Lakes, FL 53
Heartland Video Systems Heartland Video Systems drinking glass, blue Thomas Ray New Windsor, NY 15
Heartland Video Systems Heartland Video Systems drinking glass, clear Robert Kelley Tamuning, GU 126
Heartland Video Systems Heartland Video Systems knit cap, Heartland Video Systems bound notebook Jonathan Iler Savannah, GA 5
Heartland Video Systems Heartland Video Systems swag pack Aaron Carter Bangor, ME 11
Heartland Video Systems Heartland Video Systems swag pack Bruce Hart Louisville, OH 70
Heartland Video Systems Heartland Video Systems tote bag, Heartland Video Systems mouse pad Blake Thompson Akron, OH 70
Heartland Video Systems Heartland Video Systems/Ericsson throw Josh Bohn Pelham, AL 68
Heartland Video Systems Heartland Video Systems/Thomson t-shirt Pierre Lonewolf Kotzebue, AK 89
Heartland Video Systems Heartland Video Systems/Thomson t-shirt James Leifer Port Saint Lucie, FL 11
Heartland Video Systems Rocketbook smart notebook Christopher Tarr Mukwonago, WI 28
Heartland Video Systems USB wireless charger base, Heartland Video Systems lens cloth, Heartland Video Systems mouse pad Arthur Clardy Lafayette, LA 72
Latakoo Bose QuietComfort headphones Jeffrey Juniet Casselberry, FL 42
LBA $250 in LBA online safety courses Chuck Kelly Noblesville, IN 25
Orban 1101e card and breakout cable Bradley Rakestraw New Albany, MS 68
Shively Labs $100 L.L. Bean gift card SeVern Ashes Vermillion, SD 74
Sutro Tower Sutro Tower swag pack Lee Deprey Cary, IL 80
Sutro Tower Sutro Tower swag pack Gery Jezbera Wilcox, NE 87
Sutro Tower Sutro Tower swag pack Jennifer Wolfe Myrtle Beach, SC 107
Sutro Tower Sutro Tower swag pack Evan Adkins Ashland, KY 116
Telos Alliance Telos swag pack Stavros Hilaris Washington, DC 37
Telos Alliance Tribit Portable Bluetooth Speaker Jason Quinn Albuquerque, NM 34
Tieline $25 Amazon gift card Ryan Stotts Mt. Juliet, TN 103
Tieline $25 Amazon gift card David May Lexington, KY 147
SBE Webinars by SBE registration Steve Young Fort Smith, AR 56
SBE $25 gift certificate to the SBE Store/SBE Bookstore Josh Roberts Lynchburg, VA 78
SBE SBE coffee mug and magnet James Ellett Tampa, FL 39
SBE SBE coffee mug and magnet Daniel Carpenter Westerville, OH 52
SBE SBE-logoed hat John Conway Owasso, OK 56
SBE copy of CertPreview Joseph Fleming Midlothian, VA 60

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The SBE has learned that many stations have received prior-coordination notices (PCN) regarding Dish Network and its deployment of AWS-4 at 2000-2020 MHz (downlink) and 2180-2200 MHz (uplink). Those stations have sought guidance on a uniform response. In reviewing these notifications, the SBE believes the potential for interference to ENG is high as the downlink is 5MHz away from the lower DRL (2025-2025.5 MHz) and channel A1 (2025.5-2037.5 MHz).

The SBE recommends that all licensees generate a paper trail (emails) in case potential interference arises, and they should notify Comsearch/Dish Network in writing immediately noting that any harmful interference would not be tolerated, and any interference mitigation would be at their costs per FCC Rules §27.1133. The SBE is has a sample letter that members are welcome to use and/or adapt. Contact SBE Frequency Coordination Manager RJ Russell (rjrussell@sbe.org) for a copy.

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September 28-29, 2022

Ramada by Wyndham, Liverpool, NY

The annual Society of Broadcast Engineers National Meeting will be held in the Syracuse area on Sept. 28-29, 2022, in conjunction with the SBE Chapter 22 Broadcast & Technology Expo, presented by Chapter 22 of Central New York. SBE members from the region and across the country are invited to attend. The SBE national Meeting includes the SBE Annual Membership Meeting and annual SBE National Awards Reception and Dinner. Program details are below. Admission to the SBE National Meeting requires registration to the Engineering Conference. (all times are Mountain Time.)

Awards Dinner Keynote Speaker: TBA

 

SBE Schedule

September 28

 SBE Certification Committee Meeting
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.


 SBE Board of Directors Dinner
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.


 SBE Board of Directors Meeting
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

 

September 29

 SBE Fellows Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Sponsored by Kathrein

SBE Annual Membership Meeting
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The meeting will be streamed live online.
Online stream sponsored by Blackmagic Design, Dielectric, Jampro and Markertek.

Dielectric
 
Jampro/Alan Dick
Markertek
 

 SBE National Awards Reception
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Comrex
Comrex

 SBE National Awards Dinner
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by latakoo

Buy your tickets for the SBE Awards Reception and Dinner.

Event sponsorships are available. Contact Debbie Hennessey (317-846-9000) for information.

SBE22 Broadcast & Technology Expo

■ Conference Info

Accomodations

Reserve a room at the Ramada by Wyndham, Liverpool. Individual attendees may make hotel reservations directly through Ramada reservations at 315-457-1122. Ask for the Society of Broadcast Engineers special rate of $111 plus tax per night. A limited room block has been set aside for our guests.

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