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October 15 SBE Meeting: Lectrosonics

The use of wireless microphones has been steadily increasing. At the same time, Sometime in mid-2015, the FCC plans to put another sizeable chunk of RF spectrum out for auction, this time in the 600-MHz range—the same range that many professional wireless microphone systems currently use. Come learn how Lectrosonics wireless microphone technology addresses the issue of RF bandwidth scarcity.

Join Chapter 36 in welcoming Scott Woolley of Lectrosonics to KGTV, 4600 Air Way, San Diego, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 12 noon. Scott buys lunch in the cafeteria, then we see a presentation in one of the studios. Continue reading October 15 SBE Meeting: Lectrosonics

Coming to Your TV: ATSC 3.0

The IEEE Broadcast Technical Society hosted presentations on Next Generation Television: ATSC 3.0 Tuesday, September 30. Presenters included Rich Chernock, of Triveni Digital and Luke Fay of Sony SCS.

SBE was well represented at the meeting at Sony US headquarters in Rancho Bernardo.

For a copy of the presentation and more information about the BTS, go here.


Currently under development, ATSC 3.0 is a suite of new standards and practices for the next generation of broadcast television – a system that will provide a wide range of services to viewers.

This presentation summarized foreseen use cases and provided a summary to date of the progress standardization to date. Luke Fay compared mobile device support performance of ATSC 3.0 and LTE. Continue reading Coming to Your TV: ATSC 3.0

SBE National Board to Include Schecter

Past San Diego market Director of Engineering for Lincoln Financial Media, Eric Schecter was voted into a seat on the SBE Board of Directors last month. He’ll serve two years. Eric served as Chairman in San Diego in 2006 and later in Phoenix, where he’s Director of Engineering for the CBS radio cluster.

Re-elected to second terms in office were President Joe Snelson, CPBE, of Las Vegas; Vice President, CPBE, of Greenville, SC; Secretary Jim Leifer, CPBE, of Boynton Beach, FL; and Treasurer Andrea Cummis, CBT/CTO of Roseland, NJ.

July 2014 Meeting: QPC Fiber

It’s quite possible you don’t know as much about fiber optic transmission of data as you think you do. Like every other technology, fiber is a moving target and there have been several advances in the past decade.

As luck would have it, we have experts in the neighborhood. QPC fiber from San Clemente will appear at our next SBE meeting Wednesday, July 9, at 12 noon at KGTV, 4600 Air Way, San Diego. QPC will buy lunch there in the cafeteria, then we’ll meet in a studio. Members and non-members are welcome.

Steve Wilkes of QPC will go over some current fiber terms and common industry fiber connector types. He’ll discuss expanded beam vs. physical contact pro’s & con’s, then give a live demonstration of the practical limits of different types of fiber optic assemblies. Continue reading July 2014 Meeting: QPC Fiber