Category Archives: Meetings

Let’s Get Grounded! June 21 Presentation by GroundLinx Technologies

Tom LaBarge of GroundLinx Technologies says, “Our message these days is that traditional grounding, including a large part of engineering book lessons, and accepted industry standards (Motorola R-56, NFPA 780, and NEC 250, amongst others), is dangerously obsolete. Contemporary broadcast equipment being 100% electronic and digital requires a more resilient, broadband approach to grounding. Research in this area has led to the development of our unique, globally patented Gradiance® grounding devices and systems.”

Join us online June 21, 2022 at 11:30 PDT for a Zoom session. Register here.

Even if you don’t design site grounding schemes, you owe it to yourself to learn more about how to protect your equipment from needless damage.

SBE 36 In-person Meet-up May 25

Thanks for taking a moment out with us this month.

San Diego Chapter 36 members met for an informal gathering Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 5:30 at McGregor’s Grill, 10475 San Diego Mission Road, San Diego, near Friar’s Road and I-15. A good time was had by all.

Presentation May 10: Digital Signage for Broadcasters

Jeff Schick, a former broadcast engineer, will show you how and where digital signage can add value, both monetary and communicative, to your facility. He’ll identify where it would be the most helpful and reveal best practices. He’ll review digital signage from the most simple to the most complex and demonstrate how to make a basic digital sign for free.

Join Chapter 47 Los Angeles online Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 11:30. Register for the Zoom event here


Jeff Schick is the Chief Technology Officer for Sprite Media and a former radio engineer who worked at IHeart Media, Westwood One and Emmis Communications in New York City. Sprite Media launched in January 2015 with the primary focus of introducing digital signage to the world of radio. Sprite Media offers innovative products and technology available at

GEO Broadcast Solutions to Discuss Fully Synchronized FM Boosters

The presentation will discuss the technology and processes used by GeoBroadcast Solutions to design fully synchronized FM radio booster systems. He’ll give details on how their systems in Boston have improved coverage drastically in that market for three stations, and he’ll show the design for the three-station, five node per station system currently under construction for San Francisco. Finally, he’ll describe what ZoneCasting is, and show some results of the testing underway in San Francisco.

Join SBE Chapters 47, 26, and 9 Tuesday, March 8 at 11:30 AM PST. Sign-up for the Zoom call here


Bert Goldman is a technical consultant to GEO Broadcast Services. His company is Goldman Engineering Management. He’s part of the design team and also handles FCC compliance and applications. He’s been in broadcast engineering for over 40 years and has served as corporate VP of engineering for numerous radio groups over the years.

SBE Meeting—Lockwood Discusses New RFR Rules

The FCC has released the new RF exposure rules. Is your facility compliant? Learn about what the new rules are and what you need to do now to comply. 

Join us Tuesday, February 8th, at 6:30 PM on Zoom. Register HERE

This meeting is organized by SBE Chapter 47, Los Angeles. 

About the Presenter
Stephen Lockwood is a senior engineer and president of Hatfield & Dawson Consulting Engineers, with more than 40 years of experience in the field of broadcasting and telecommunications engineering. He is a Registered Professional Electrical (P.E.) Engineer in Washington, Alaska, and Wyoming and holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and BS in Engineering Physics from Oklahoma Christian University. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and Broadcast Technology Society elected AdCom Member, Member and past president of the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers (AFCCE) and is a Member of Project Management Institute where is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP). He is a Member of SBE where he holds the certification of Certified Professional Broadcast Engineer (CPBE) and AM Directional Specialist (AMD) and holds Amateur Radio Operator License K7SSL.