SBE Chapter 37
SBE Chapter 37
June 25, 2019  

Our Next Meeting

All Are Welcome at SBE Meetings;
SBE Membership is not Required

Meeting Date:

July 9, 2019 at 6:30 PM


WTOP Studios
5425 Wisconsin Ave
5th Floor
Chevy Chase, MD 20815


We will be meeting at the NEW WTOP studios in Chevy Chase, MD. For access, please enter the building lobby.  They will have someone there to escort you to the fifth floor. 

WTOP is located at 5425 Wisconsin Avenue in Chevy Chase, directly next door to the Red Line Friendship Heights station's Military Road exit.  You should be able to find reasonably priced parking in the garage beneath the building.  


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Antenna and RF System Design - DTV Repack

Eddy Vanderkerken

Guest Speaker: Eddy Vanderkerken

Our July guest speaker, Eddy Vanderkerken from RFS - Radio Frequency Systems - will discuss the antenna technology being implemented in the digital TV repack that's grown to a fever pitch in the northeast United States.

This presentation will give insight into how antenna design influences radiation patterns, how the design and manufacturing of antennas and RF filters has evolved, and the software tools that can be used to select the optimum solutions for the TV broadcaster during the FCC repack and beyond.

Throughout his career, Eddy Vanderkerken has proven to be a collaborative team leader adept at turnkey projects, RF and microwave, radio communications, telecommunications, video, mobile, and broadcast television equipment. He has distinguished himself in positions at Teledyne LeCroy Inc. and Rohde & Schwarz. Most recently, he applied his cumulative experience to source RF, video, TV and broadcast T&M products to U.S. customers as president of Sourcerer LLC., his own entrepreneurial venture.

With a worldwide customer base and 80 years of experience in the broadcast industry, RFS is widely recognized as a specialist in the design and manufacture of multi-channel antenna and transmission systems. RFS was chosen for high-profile broadcast projects including innovative solutions for the majority of the TV broadcast deployments at One World Trade in New York City and the Cedar Hill transmission serving the Dallas Fort Worth market.

Fellowship and a light dinner, sponsored by RFS, will start promptly at 6:30 pm followed by organization business and presentation beginning shortly thereafter.  PLEASE RSVP before NOON Monday, July 8th by sending a brief e-mail to and let us know that we should expect you!  (Note:  Eddy will also be presenting at the Baltimore Chapter 46 luncheon on the following day.  For more information, please feel free to drop us a line.)

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