The next Regular SBE Chapter 67 Monthly Meeting will be on
Thursday March 27, 2014
The Regular SBE Chapter 67 February Meeting was on the 27th
Our thanks to John Dulany from Vislink for the program
“Vislink and The Future of ENG”
Following a discussion about the upcoming Officer Elections, the Presentation and Discussion included: An Introduction to the various Vislink Family Companies, ENG’s future in Multimode operation - ENG/CNG/SNG/?NG, a BAS Spectrum Update and an open discussion.
Dinner provided by Vislink at 6pm was followed by the meeting at 7pm at J. Gilligan’s 400 E Abram in Arlington, TX
John Ladle and Jon Rutherford from AJA Video Systems presented
“Demos and Discussions of Products to Aquire, Edit and Convert” Our thanks to John for a good overview and informative discussion of many of the AJA products from Frame Syncs, Routers, Format Converters and some 4K devices.
AJA offers full line of AJA Format Converters, Recorders, Routers, and some Signal Processing and after the presentation we had some hands-on experience with some of them. The discussions lasted well after the meeting ended.
Thanks to Tim Davis at Digital Resources for arranging this program.
Dinner was provided by AJA at 6pm followed by the meeting at 7pm
We met at J. Gilligan’s 400 E Abram in Arlington, TX
And the meeting started with an introduction of Dave Davis as the new Chapter 67 Certification Chairman plus a discussion of the upcoming Officer Elections
We met in the same private dining room as last year, starting at 6:30pm with drinks followed by a Great Menu of their best entrees and outstanding Desserts.
Dan Sessler – RF Specialties says
“This is our way to thank the members of SBE 67 for their business and friendship throughout the past years”
Chapter 67 offers our thanks for this wonderful event and Dan’s consistent support for our Chapter!
Our Friend Doc Masoomian passed away Friday Morning, October 11, 2013 at his home in Plano, Texas.
For more about Doc’s amazing life, comments from all around and information on that KTVT Video of American Legion Awards ceremony, click on the “Doc Masoomian Comments” post to the right.
When Doc retired from WQXR in New York in 1985, he relocated to Plano, Texas, and continued his enthusiastic support of the Society of Broadcast Engineers with the North Texas SBE Chapter 67 in the DFW area. Doc was our friend and a friend of many around the country. He was a longtime, consistent supporter of the SBE Chapter 67 and our meetings will not be the same without his shining face and booming voice introducing “Doc Masoomian, WQXR, New York”. His presence and his unwavering Faith in God and our Country has certainly made the world a better place.
Doc’s funeral was held on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 11 AM in the Chapel of Prestonwood Baptist Church, in Plano, Texas 75093. A burial service was held at the DFW National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested a donation to the Church in Doc’s name If you have comments about Doc, please email them Here. and I’ll try to post all the comments.
Regulatory Alert re: 2 GHz UPDATE, August 23, 2013
By Chris Imlay, SBE General Counsel
For those SBE members whose work involves television ENG, you need to read this, right now. There are ongoing, fast-moving negotiations among SBE, NAB, the Department of Defense, and NTIA that will likely have a profound effect on broadcasters’ use of the 2 GHz BAS band in the very near future. None of the following information will be a surprise to regular readers of the SBE Signal, but recent negotiations necessitate this update. Read More here
————- In Other News————-
March 31, 2014 is the deadline for the next round of SBE Certification Exams
to be given at the NAB on April 8, 2014. Certification information and links are posted on the Certification Tab above.
EPA RICE NESHAP Regulations went into effect on May 2, 2013
Regulating the use of Diesel Generators.
The new regulations require your facility to limit the use of affected compression ignition (diesel) engines to 100 hours per calendar year for emergency demand response, maintenance and testing. Emergency use (e.g., lights out) is unlimited per the NESHAP, but check state and local regulations.
Check the EPA Website for more details. Read the Summary of the EPA Report here
Should the Entire TV Band Be Repurposed?
According to The National Broadband Plan the amount of over-the-air viewing doesn’t justify the number of broadcast stations, and that the FCC could use incentive auctions to re-pack broadcasting into a smaller band of spectrum.
Read John Hane’s story at CommLawCenter
Japan to launch the world’s first Ultra HDTV broadcast next year
According to Reuters – Japan will launch the world’s first 4K TV broadcast in July 2014.
Read more at: This Just In
FCC Chief Needs More Spectrum for Wireless
Announcing, “It doesn’t make sense in New York to have 28 full power licenses.” as he explains his plan at CES to expand Wi-Fi spectrum by as much as 35%.
More at: This Just In
Search the spectrum on The FCC Spectrum Dashboard
View the interactive maps and find out who owns the Spectrum
More at: This Just In
Area Jobs available
are posted on the Jobs Tab
The US Appeals Court in DC strikes down FCC set-top box rule.
More at: This Just In
Information on all Chapter Meetings since July of 2009 are posted at: Previously at Chapter 67
SBE releases a new CBNE Certification
Eligible engineers may now apply for the new engineering level Certified Broadcast Networking Engineer exam. Learn more and find out how to prepare for it, Click Here
Time-Lapse Video: World’s highest broadcast tower in Tokyo is now complete
Standing 2,080 feet tall, the Tokyo Sky Tree is a new digital broadcast tower built on reclaimed land in the Japanese capital. Engineers are confident it won’t topple in an earthquake.
See the Video and Read more…
FCC 11-120 – The Latest from the FCC on changes to the use of Microwave for Broadband Ops is posted Here