The C-band auction is in full-swing but it’s surprising how much there is to know as a downlink manager. For example, did you know that TV stations in the top 46 markets (including San Diego and Los Angeles) need to change filters twice in the coming three years? Did you know most radio stations can install a “blue” filter now?
Doug Watson of LinkUp unwraps all this in a Zoom presentation Tuesday, April 13, at 6:30 PM. This meeting, organized by Los Angeles Chapter 47, is open to all members and the curious. Sign-up here.
Doug joined LinkUp last year as a technical sales engineer. LinkUp is doing a lot of the field work of upgrading dishes with new filters and related services.
Scott Fybush hasn’t been traveling very much this year, of course, but he still has plenty of interesting photos and stories to share in this latest installment of “Tower Sites I’ve Known and Photographed.” Is it really radio’s 100th anniversary year? That’s one of the topics in this edition—along with the steady decline of heritage AM sites, plenty of tales from the field and a few thoughts about what’s in store for the broadcast community in 2021.
Join us in an online narrative and slide show Tuesday, February 9th at 6:00 PM Pacific, 7:00 PM Mountain in cooperation with Chapters 9 in Phoenix and 47 in Los Angeles. Send a message to email@example.com for the Zoom meeting link.
About Scott Fybush
Scott wears many broadcasting hats: a news anchor (now with WXXI Rochester) for 30 years; a journalist covering the industry for his own NorthEast Radio Watch (fybush.com) and Current; an engineering consultant focusing on signal improvement and FCC regulatory issues; a station broker (StationSale.com); chief engineer for Rochester’s WDKX; and treasurer of Chapter 57.
You might know Scott best as “the tower guy,” recognized for the thousands of broadcast facilities he’s visited and documented on his website and in his annual Tower Site Calendar, now in its 20th year.
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.
Forget the buffet line in this crazy pandemic year and join us for a bit of online cheer. No presentation–just a bit of sharing about your year of victories and frustrations, your jokes, plans, and tips.
We’re going live at 7:00 PM till we’re done, Wednesday, December 16th on Zoom. Send us a request and we’ll send you a link. And…BYOB. Ho ho ho!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.