Category Archives: Events

January 12 Presentation: Broadcast Virtualization, from Concept to Real-World

With the pandemic, people need to keep their distance, but broadcasting cannot shut down. This is a catalyst for virtual operations. Back-office workflows have migrated to off-site locations, but broadcast operations have depended on ‘in situ’ equipment for 100 years.

Forward-thinking broadcasters are starting to virtualize at least some of their infrastructure. Others, such as BBC Local Radio, already have.

Organized by Los Angeles SBE Chapter 47, Kirk Harnack presents “Broadcast Virtualization, from Concept to Real-World Workflows” this Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at 11:30 AM. Register for this online Zoom meeting here

About the Speaker

Kirk Harnack, CBNE, CBRE, brings 40 years of hands-on experience in broadcast engineering and education to his position as Senior Solutions Consultant at the Telos Alliance. His expertise in putting technology to work in broadcast facilities has driven notable expansion in Audio over IP, VoIP for broadcast, audio processing, and virtualized technology adoption by content creators.

Kirk maintains an active, hands-on role in broadcast engineering through his positions as a partner and VP-Engineering of South Seas Broadcasting, Inc., Delta Radio, LLC, and Kaua’i Broadcast Partners, totaling 14 AM and FM radio stations. He is a Broadcast Meteorologist (WSMV, Nashville), fixed-wing private pilot, FAA Part 107 SUAS pilot, and licensed General Class Amateur Radio operator (KD5FYD). He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Broadcast Engineers, and is Program Chair of SBE Chapter 103 in Nashville.

Kirk founded and hosts the Internet video netcast, “This Week in Radio Tech” or “TWiRT”. This 1-hour weekly video netcast, features regular contributors and guests from the world of radio engineering.

Jan 27 Presentation: Fiber Optics for HD Broadcast

Nemal Electronics will present Fiber Optics for HD Broadcast, with a live demo of fiber cleaning and testing. The 45-minute presentation covers basic fiber optic cable construction, termination types, testing, and practical applications in broadcast video, audio, and data.

Join us Wednesday, January 27, at 11:00 AM PST or 12:00 Noon MST. 

Make sure to PRE-REGISTER for this meeting via this link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIudOGgrTsoHdXfwZ04eoqESH9JkDJN7UKn   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Thanks to SBE Chapter 9 Phoenix for coordinating and sharing this presentation. 

6 GHz Microwave Talk Planned

SBE Chapter 36 will join Chapter 9 in a presentation by Karl Voss of KAET-TV Phoenix on the changing spectrum landscape in the 6 GHz region. Between 5.8 GHz and 7.2 GHz, the FCC has rearranged allocations to allow more unlicensed use and a mix of broadcast auxiliary and commercial point-to-point applications. This is an important subject for all broadcast engineers. The talk is derived from one given in San Francisco recently.

Save the date! Join us October 28 at noon local time for the online talk. Request the connection details at rsvp@sbe36.org.