The Next Regular Chapter 67 Monthly Meeting will be May 28th, 2015 at Gilligan’s
Dan Sessler from RF Specialties will present a program on RFS – Radio Frequency Systems
Radio Frequency Systems is a global designer and manufacturer of cable and antenna systems plus active and passive RF conditioning modules, providing total-package solutions for wireless infrastructure
RFS serves OEMs, distributors, system integrators, operators and installers in the broadcast, wireless communications, land-mobile and microwave market sectors providing RF Systems solutions for cell-based mobile communications, in-building, in-tunnels, television & radio, radio-link networks, LMR/PMR and HF & defense.
Dan will also be presenting the new Nautel GV Series Transmitters.
The new GV Series allows Major New Capabilities:
•Charts new territory in digital efficiency
•Reduced cost of ownership for IBOC
•New HD Spectrum/Efficiency Optimizer
•Separate controller “back up” user interface
•New site control functionality via AUI
•Low mains operation down to 90V (at 1/3 TPO)
•New dynamic RDS scrolling
•New oscilloscope instrumentation
Dan will be buying Dinner at 6pm followed by his Presentation at 7pm at
J. Gilligan’s 400 E Abram in Arlington, TX
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The April Chapter 67 Monthly Meeting was on April 30th, 2015 at Gilligan’s
Ray Allen Area Sales Manager
Sennheiser’s Systems Integration division
did an informative and engaging presentation for the crowd on wireless mikes – their history, present and future – highlighting the latest products from the Sennheiser family, new frequency use information and all the details.
For further reading, actual regulations and up to the minute Wireless information from the FCC’s Wireless Pages, click Here
Johnny Stigler won the drawing for a Sennheiser HD6Mix professional headphone at this meeting and
Dave Davis was presented with a pin from the SBE National in recognition of his work as Certification Chairman.
Our Host: Raymond Allen is the Area Sales Manager for Sennheiser’s Systems Integration division, covering all of Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.
His formal education at Ouachita Baptist University centered on TV Broadcasting and Journalism. He has worked in the A/V industry since the early 80s doing large format concert touring, as well as sales and design of commercial audio systems. He has worked extensively with wireless microphone and has a good grasp on the history and future direction that is coming to wireless microphone technology.
In this presentation he discussed several topics from the viewpoint of a leading manufacturer of wireless microphones. Including major changes to, not only the frequency ranges in which they will be able to operate, but also the technology that will accompany these changes. We discussed the movement from analogue to digital transmission, what frequency ranges will be available for use and the trade-off for each of these changes.
See you on the 28th of May…..More here soon
SBE Files with FCC to Delay Audio Crawl Deadline
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. The public notice responds to a petition filed by the National Association of Broadcasters requesting a temporary partial exemption and limited waiver of Section 79.2(b)(2)(ii) of the Commission’s rules requiring broadcasters to provide an aural representation of visual emergency information on a secondary audio stream. Read More…
2015 SBE RF Safety Course – Live Webinar
Webinar Date: Wednesday, May 6, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET
The 2015 SBE RF Safety Course provides an updated overview of RF radiation issues and practices for broadcasters, including:
•Proving compliance at a broadcast site
•Biological effects of RF radiation and the distinct differences between RF radiation and ionizing radiation
•FCC and OSHA regulations – what they are and what you need to do to comply
•SNG and ENG trucks
•Remote operations (where news personnel can find problems such as on rooftops)
•The unique issues at AM stations
•RF hazard protection equipment – you may not need it but your contractors probably will
•Signs – what they mean and what you need
The Texas Association of Broadcasters 62nd Annual Convention & Trade Show, has been set for August 5-6, 2015 at
the Renaissance Austin Hotel
Get a good seat – Registration opens May 1, 2015.
The March Meeting was on March 26th, 2015 at Gilligan’s.
New Officers were elected for Chapter 67. Click on the Chapter Info Tab above for more.
Kenny Miller, National Director of Sales for
presented a program on Monitoring & Management Systems, focusing on the proper feature set for technical monitoring applications.
For many broadcasters, the primary and largest application for fault monitoring is the Transmitter Remote Control system. Additionally, Full Facility monitoring is growing in various forms at radio and TV facilities for Studio and MCR power and facility management and network health monitoring. Many monitoring applications in use are provided by proprietary hardware manufacturers and some are facility or network based.
This presentation outlines proper feature sets for monitoring systems and how consolidated monitoring environments can work. When the technology is properly applied, a more efficient response by engineers to fault occurrences is prevalent.
Many stations in this market use the SuiteLife Statmon AXess System. With the aid of visual data displays operators may be involved, allowing engineering a greater focus to support the business of news or program production.
SuiteLife Systems, a division of NFB Consulting is a leading solution provider for Management, Monitoring and Control solutions specializing in the integration of facilities and disparate systems and equipment across multiple site networks up to a single screen.
TM Television hosted the February meeting
on the 26th.
Chad Rounsaval presented an excellent program on Closed Captioning and Voice Recognition by
Nexidia is an amazing search product for locating media in your library in seconds.
The meeting was held at TM Headquasrters with Dinner provided at 6pm by TM Television and the Presentation at 7pm at TM Television 2440 Lacy Lane Suite 110 in Carrollton, TX 75006
The spoken word – narration, dialogue, etc. is both the richest and the most under-developed source of metadata in digital media. Turning that spoken word into searchable, time-based metadata has always been costly and time consuming.
Nexidia’s patented dialogue search, alignment and analysis technology finds words or phrases which are spoken in either live or recorded media streams. 100,000 hours of media can be searched in under a second. Even transcripts and captions can be timed within 100th of a second.
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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June 5th, 2015 is the new Deadline for Exam applications. This round of Exams will be given August 7 – 17, at the local Chapters.
Contact Dave Davis – Certification Chairman, Phone Number (817) 235-4300 for Certification information and check the links posted on the Certification Tab above.