FCC Announces NPRM to Address EAS Security Updates

The FCC issued the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking FCC-22-82 last week in an effort to shore up security vulnerabilities discussed recently. The vulnerabilities include the usual easy-to-guess passwords, lack of EAS device software updates, and so on. The FCC wants to require broadcasters and cable operators to report cyber threats to their EAS equipment within 72 hours and file a cybersecurity risk management plan with the FCC for their EAS system. The commission also wants broadcasters to download and install security patches for their EAS gear.

Nautel Online SBE Chapter Meeting Nov. 8

With hundreds of transmitter site visits under his belt, Jeff Welton of Nautel has seen a few things and will attempt to share some of the challenges he encounters most often in this session. The content will cover grounding and lightning protection, safety, IT security, and whatever other tips come to mind. There should be a bit of something for everyone in this fast-paced presentation. We’ll look at the problems and situations we encounter and discuss ways to resolve or work around them.

Join us Tuesday, November 8, at 11:30 AM PT for this Zoom online meeting organized by Chapter 47, Los Angeles.

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Are You One of Our Next Leaders?

Tony McDaid as Chairman and Mike Curran as Vice-Chairman took over leadership of Chapter 36 in December 2017. Tony navigated us through the COVID pandemic, setting up online meetings in cooperation with other chapters to attract interesting, timely presenters. Many thanks for their volunteer help.

The current line-up of SBE Chapter 36 officers has been in office since December 2017 and it’s time to pass the torch to a new leadership team.

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October 11 SBE Presentation: Multi-camera Sync and Transcoding

Jay Gedanken of Media Excel will be talking about multi-camera synchronization with arbitrary delays on the cameras as well as transcoding.

Register here for the online Zoom presentation Tuesday, October 11, at 6:30 PM, organized by SBE Chapter 47 of Los Angeles.

About Our Guest

Jay has been involved in digital video since its commercial inception, around 25 years starting with MPEG 1 to the current technology H.265 often referred to as HEVC. His focus has been on encoding, decoding and transcoding either for storage or transmission over IP, cloud, satellite, terrestrial or virtually any pipe. His background also includes systems design, systems integration and installation as well as pro audio and live video production.

Media Excel is no newcomer to digital video and is an industry leader in encoding, transcoding and decoding. The HERO family of products are flexible, high performance, cost effective and robust, with many different configurations to fit your specific requirements.

Community Radio NCE Application Dismissed

The FCC dismissed on 9/22/2022 the Non-commercial Educational (NCE) FM station application by Community Public Radio, Inc. for a station on Parsa Peak in Lakeside with the city of license of “La Jolla” on 91.7 (La Jolla is a community within the City of San Diego). The facility would have been co-channel with XHGLX-FM Tijuana (which is not listed in FCC databases, but the FCC has reserved as a Mexican allotment for Tijuana). The FCC also named an allotment for adjacent channel 91.9 MHz in Rosarito, BCN, Mexico, and third-adjacent XETRA-FM 91.1 Tijuana as reasons for the dismissal.

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