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The event will be held 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.
Additional support provided by
Nautel – the Best AM/FM Transmitters
Orban – Your Radio and TV Processors of Choice
and Linear-TV – Digital TV transmitters worldwide
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!
Broadcast Engineering Magazine has stopped publication after more than 50 years
According to BroadcastBeat.com “Penton Media, owner of Broadcast Engineering Magazine, has decided to pull the plug on a standard that has been keeping broadcasters informed about radio and TV engineering since 1961.”
The October Chapter 67 Monthly Meeting was held on October 31st
at J. Gilligan’s
Thanks to Lukas Hurwitz, from Inovonics, for “RDS Messaging and More”
Lukas highlighted products like the Inovonics Model 730, Their flagship RDS Encoder that connects with virtually any playout system including Station Automation interface over IP network. It supports Ratio Text Plus, ‘song tagging’ and and other advanced applications(LAN or Internet) or by RS-232 serial link. He also demonstrated their Logging system to verify every RDS event ran as scheduled.
And, the new 610 Internet Radio Monitor – a dedicated hardware solution for uninterrupted monitoring of streaming online radio quality and performance with Pro Audio outputs.
Inovonics provided dinner at 6pm and the meeting at 7pm
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.
At last Month’s Meeting on September 26th,
Jeff Holdenrid from DoubleRadius Presented
“Multiple uses for IP Microwave “
Jeff presented an excellent look at some of the new uses and frequencies available for short and long haul microwave using IP.
More information is available on the National site where Jeff recently hosted an SBE Educational Webinar titled “IP Microwave STL’s”.
There is also a link there for some great path design software using Google Earth 3D. Click here for the Webinar – it’s provided free to members by DoubleRadius
October 17 – 20, 2013
The 135th Annual International
Audio Engineering Society Convention will be held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York October 17 – 20th
Celebrating their 65th year, the AES Convention will once again host the world’s largest gathering of audio professionals, attracting attendees from around the globe. This year’s convention will be bigger and better than ever, as the top names in professional audio engineering converge for the latest audio innovations through workshops, tutorials, technical papers, booth exhibits and product showcases.
For a detailed look at the Technical Program, click Here
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————-
December 31, 2013 is the deadline for the next round of SBE Certification Exams
to be given at the Local Chapters February 7-17, 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