The next monthly meeting will be on Thursday, Ferbruary 25th.
More here soon

Chuck Conrad sends the following:
Would it be possible to steal a couple of minutes to talk about my current project, the Texas Museum of Broadcasting & Communications?
We actually have a building, and I’m in the process of getting it up to current code standards. This has turned into a bigger project than I imagined.
I need help, both financially (no surprise) and in labor and expertise. We are also looking for equipment donations. WFAA has been particularly helpful. Maybe other DFW broadcasters would be interested as well.
“After more than 30 years of collecting vintage broadcast equipment and memorabilia, we are searching for ways to share some of these broadcasting memories with the general public. Although the web site will give you a good idea of some of the treasures on display, the best way to experience it is to pay us a visit in Kilgore, Texas. We plan to open to the public sometime in the late spring of 2016. We need your help!
The museum is funded entirely through donations, both in cash and in kind. When we move into our new building there will be a nominal admission charge, with special rates for students and seniors.
We are an IRS recognized 501[c][3] not for profit Public Charity. As such all donations are deductible to the full extent of the IRS Code.”
The site is at txmbc.org

The monthly Chapter 67 meeting was Thursday, January 28th.
Thanks to Ray Allen, Area Sales Manager
Sennheiser Integrated Systems
who presented the Program
at J. Gilligan’s 400 E Abram in Arlington

Ray introduced a couple of products for both TV and Radio broadcasters from Sennheiser including a new ENG Camera mount wireless mic system called AVX It snaps right onto the camera and is totally care free even on the busiest of days in the field.
And, there’s a new IOS Clip Mic Digital that uses a “Lighting” connector on iPhones and iPads.
Checkout the Sennheiser Frequency Finder for the entire US and see below to print the finder for DFW.
As a bonus, we got a brief update on the spectrum repackaging as it relates to wireless mic systems.

Join us for dinner at 6pm and the meeting at 7pm.
Click for a Printable Frequency Finder for DFW


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Get the latest Technical News relative to Broadcasting or Get an Education or Get a job or find out what’s happening at other Chapters.
Check out the SBE National sites at sbe.org

Here are some of the stories from SBE National:
FCC Announces Incentive Auction-Eligible TV Facilities.
In a public notice released June 9, the FCC announced each station facility eligible for protection in the repacking process and for relinquishment in the reverse auction (the eligible facilities). To see if your station is on the list, check here or read more
FCC Field Office Closures: A Compromise Solution
In April, news of an FCC plan to close a majority of its field offices and retire the affected staff became widely circulated. This caused quite a stir among many groups, including broadcasters. Now, under the compromise plan, field offices or resident staff will be maintained in New York; Columbia, MD, Chicago; Atlanta; Miami; Dallas; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Portland, OR; Denver; Boston; New Orleans; Honolulu; Anchorage and San Juan. Read more.

All the SBE Chapter Calendars are on line. Check to see what’s happening at other chapters around the country here


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SBE Filed with FCC to Delay Audio Crawl Deadline and the FCC has now responded

April 20, 2015
On April 9, 2015, the Society of Broadcast Engineers filed comments with the FCC in response to the public notice in MB Dockets 12-107 and 11-43. A favorable response from the FCC has been announced. Read More…


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The next round of Cert Exams are scheduled at the NAB on April 19th.
The new application Deadline is March 18, 2016 for those Exams
For detail, Contact Dave Davis – Certification Chairman, Phone Number (817) 235-4300 for Certification information and check the links posted on the Certification Tab above.

Always bring a friend or colleague each month and learn.
Our meetings are FREE, casual and open to anyone interested in a better future in Radio, TV, Audio/Video Production, IT and all the related fields. SBE Membership is not required (but you’ll probably want to join eventually) – and we all get together on the last Thursday of each month.

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