Chapter 56 Meeting Report – May 26, 2021

Virtual Meeting – Zoom(Joint meeting with Tulsa, OKC, D/FW) Program:  RF Measurement Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Presented by Phil Larsen of QForce Communications: QForce uses cutting edge unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV/UAS’s) and technologies to produce efficient, accurate and cost effective measurement solutions within the broadcast, telecommunications and defense RF environments. Phil Larsen, one of leading experts in vertical inspection by …

Chapter 56 Meeting Report – 6/23/21

Virtual Online Meeting – Zoom(Joint meeting with Tulsa, OKC, D/FW) Program:  C-Band Satellite Repack Demystified The C-band satellite repack is in full-swing but it’s surprising how much there is to know as a broadcast engineer manager. For example, did you know that TV stations in some markets need to change filters twice in the coming three years? Did you know …

Chapter 56 Meeting Report – 4-21-21

SBE Chapter 56 Meeting Minutes of April 21, 2021 Outdoor Meeting / Exhibitors – City Plex Towers(Also online virtual meeting) Program:  The Next Best Thing – A Media Tour:Hosted by Gregory Dahl – Second Opinion Communications: Manufactures and vendors from around the country including Comrex, Enco, Kathrein, Inovonics and Second Opinion Communication will have booths set up outdoors in the …

Chapter 56 Meeting Report – 3-24-21

SBE Chapter 56 Meeting Minutes of March 24, 2021 Virtual Meeting – Zoom Conference(joint meeting with OKC, OK and D/FW, TX) Program:  Transporting Media over IP STL’s – Tony Gervasi – GatesAir / Intraplex: Tony Gervasi is the Intraplex Sales Manager at GatesAir with over 25 years of comprehensive experience in innovative oversight of Information Technology, Broadcast Engineering, Digital Delivery …

Chapter 56 Minutes – 2-24-21

Program:  Remote Production Over The Internet: Edgar Shane will demonstrate how broadcast-quality video can be sent over the Internet from multiple locations to the studio with minimum equipment and setup time. Using professional cameras with built-in IP encoders, decoders, and robust SRT QoS provides a simple workflow where multiple video sources can be brought into the central studio over the …

Chapter 56 Minutes – 1-27-21

Virtual Meeting – Zoom Conference(joint meeting with OKC, OK and D/FW, TX) Program:  ATSC 3.0 In Oklahoma City: Representatives from the Oklahoma City Television Stations will join in a panel discussion on best practices and lessons learned on the launch of ATSC 3.0 in the Oklahoma City market.  We will talk about transmitters, encoders, fiber connections and monitors.  ATSC 3.0 …

Chapter 56 Minutes – 11-18-20

Program:  RF Layer Monitoring – William Smith of Avateq: Avateq Corp manufacturers RF layer monitoring solutions for terrestrial and satellite distribution of video.  Avateq recently introduced a 2nd generation of the RF Monitoring Tools.  The new generation of the device brings real-time updates, a re-designed web interface and new tools and options for more efficient transmitter monitoring. Furthermore, they presented …

Chapter 56 Minutes – 10-21-20

SBE Chapter 56 Meeting Minutes of October 21, 2020 Virtual Meeting – Zoom Conference(joint meeting with OKC, OK and D/FW, TX) Program:  Fiber Optics for HD Broadcast – Ben Nemser with Nemal Electronics: The presentation includes video, slides, and live demonstration, and provides an overview of the applications for Fiber Optics in TV and Radio Broadcast. We will discuss the …

Chapter 56 Minutes – 9-23-20

SBE Chapter 56 Meeting Minutes of September 23, 2020 Virtual Meeting – Zoom Conference(joint meeting with OKC, OK and D/FW, TX) Shure Wireless Broadcast Solutions – Wes Pitzer of Highway Marketing: Wes has over 20 years’ experience as a concert sound engineer. He has worked with acts of all sizes and genres, and his experience also includes studio design and …

SBE Chapter 56 Meeting Minutes of July 22, 2020

Virtual Meeting – Zoom Conference Program:  Remote Broadcasting Connections: Trends and SuggestionsPresented by Doug FerberWith the COVID‐19 emergency forcing social distancing upon us all, radio and television broadcasters require contingency plans allowing station talent to stay safe and go live on‐air remotely from home.  Tieline has been creating IP remote broadcast solutions featuring multiple layers of redundancy and remote control …