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.



TO: All Ohio Radio and Television Stations

The purpose of this message is to let you know that the March EAS RMT will be conducted next Wednesday, March 25 at 3:50 a.m. (instead of 9:50 a.m.). Here is a link to a memo from Ohio SECC Chair, Greg Savoldi, regarding this change. Please make sure that your traffic departments are aware of this change.

Greg’s memo also reminds stations regarding EAS event codes that should be loaded into all ENDEC boxes. Please be sure that that the CDW, CEM and SPW codes are loaded in your box, in case such codes should be needed.

If you have questions about any of this, please contact Greg at gregsavoldi@iheartmedia.com.

News from the SBE

The SBE has two new webinars on the calendar in March. On Thursday, March 12 at 2:00 pm EDT (11 am PDT) will be “SBE RF201 – TV Combiners,” presented by Jeremy Ruck, P.E. On Tuesday, March 24, at 2 pm EDT (11 am PDT), the SBE presents, “SBE AoIP Series, Module 2 – AoIP Basics,” presented by Kevin Trueblood, CBRE, CBNT, associate general manager, technology & operations at WGCU Public Media in Fort Myers, Florida. Get details and register at the SBE website education page, sbe.org/education.

If you are planning to make a trip to Las Vegas in April to attend the 2020 NAB Show and/or the 2020 PBS TechCon, the SBE will be presenting educational programs at each of those conferences. The SBE will present an Ennes Workshop titled, “Multiplatform SuperSession” from 9 am to 12 pm as a part of the NAB Broadcast Engineering and IT Conference (BEIT Conference) on Saturday, April 18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Those who wish to attend must have a NAB BEIT Conference Pass or NAB Conference Pass. Also on the 18th, the SBE will offer two, half-day tutorials as part of the “PBS TechCon and Beyond” series at the MGM Grand Hotel. The morning session, from 9 am to 12 pm, is “Capturing Audio for Broadcast – an Expert Tutorial.” The afternoon session is, “Rebuilding Our Over-the-Air TV Infrastructure.” Register and get details at the SBE website for the Beyond PBS TechCon programs. Both sessions are open to anyone.

Remember that your SBE membership is due for renewal by April 1. Renew on-line at sbe.org or by mail or fax, using the renewal form you received in early February.

Our LAST Meeting

Our first SBE-33 meeting for 2020 was Monday, February 24th for a “Lunch and Learn” at Staco Energy Products’ new factory in Miamisburg. A Powerpoint presentation on Lithium Ion battery technology will be available for distribution shortly. For more info, contact towerjimsk@gmail.com.




SBE Keeps It’s Eye Open On Spectrum Turbulence

An interesting article posted yesterday on the Radio World website, a perspective regarding the SBE and “spectrum turbulence.” We can’t imagine anything more turbulent than Repack, but as the saying goes, it could always be worse. Click HERE.

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