Welcome to SBE Chapter 33

SBE Chapter 33 represents the Society of Broadcast Engineers and its members in Southwestern Ohio, which includes the Cincinnati and Dayton metropolitan areas.  If you work in a technical capacity at a broadcast or related facility in our area, or are a contract engineer or broadcast consultant based in Southwest Ohio, please consider joining our Society.


Our Next Monthly Meeting

DAY: Wednesday, November 28th

TIME: 7:00 PM

LOCATION: The ThinkTV Conference Room, ThinkTV Studios, 110 South Jefferson, Dayton, Ohio.  Directions from downtown Cincinnati are HERE.

A presentation will be offered by our own Gary Liebisch of Nautel.  According to Gary: “My topic for the presentation will be the 2 Megawatt Medium Wave transmitter project that Nautel built and installed in Solt, Hungary last year for Antenna Hungaria.  It is the highest power AM station in Europe and the highest power transmitter Nautel has ever delivered, consisting of five solid state NX400 transmitters.  It replaced an aging Russian built tube transmitter that had been in operation since 1977.”

Gary will be retiring at the end of this year, so we’re fortunate as this may be his last presentation for Nautel.  Gary has made significant contributions to his customers and our industry over his career, we appreciate him and we extend our well wishes for his future.  Thanks, Gary.

BREAKING NEWS: FCC Extends C-Band Registration Deadline To October 31st

Details explained at the COMMLAWCENTER website.  Click HERE.

SBE News for October

The next SBE webinar is October 17 and it’s Module 2 of the SBE ATSC 3.0 series, “Overview of the Physical Layer,” presented by Luke Fay, Sr. Manager, Technical Standards, Sony Electronics.  Register at the SBE website.  It’s free for SBE MemberPlus members.

You may have heard that Richard Strickland recently passed away. Richard presented the SBE RF Safety Webinar for the past ten years. An expert in the field of RF safety, he was well known in the broadcast community. Our sincere condolences are extended to his family. Richard was scheduled to present again for SBE on November 15. Our education team is working to engage a new presenter and will reschedule the webinar for a later date.

How Repack Affects the Operation of Wireless Microphones

A phone call from SBE 33 Vice-Chair Jerry Erwin prompted a little research.  Here’s what the FCC says: Operation of Wireless Microphones.

Here is a link to a YouTube video of a presentation titled, “Building the Advanced RF Transmission System at One World Trade Center” that was made October 27, 2017 as a part of the AES Convention in New York City.

Building the Advanced RF Transmission System at One World Trade Center