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.


Summer 2020 Virtual Engineering Conference

SBE Chapter 74 is hosting a Summer 2020 Virtual Engineering Conference sponsored by Broadcast General Store. For information visit SBE Chapter 74 Website. To register go to https://tinyurl.com/sbe74Summer2020.

Our Next Meeting

Reminder that our SBE-33 October meeting will be conducted at two venues with the same format, one more convenient for Dayton members and the other more convenient for Cincinnati members. These will be held in conjunction with the Next Big Thing traveling road show of outdoor exhibits enabling participants to maintain appropriate social distancing.

The Dayton meeting will be held Tuesday Oct 20th from 11AM – 2PM in the parking lot of Cox Media 1611 South Main Street, in Dayton. Thanks to Randy McCune of WHIO-TV.

The Cincinnati meeting will be the following day, Wednesday Oct 21 from 11AM – 2PM in the parking lot of the VOA Museum 8070 Tylersville Road, West Chester Twp. Thanks to Jack Dominic of the VOA Museum.

There will not be any food served due to Covid19 restrictions. Masks and use of hand sanitizer at VOA are MANDATORY!

An RSVP to Jim Stitt will be appreciated.

News from the SBE

Updated September 3, 2020

The SBE will present the SBE Annual Membership Meeting and National Awards Presentation via the internet at 7:00 p.m. EDT/4:00 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Details on how to watch the webcast will be shared via the SBE website, SBE-news email newsletter and social media in the next week.

Interconnecting AoIP Systems – Making It All Work Together, will be presented by Shane Toven, CSRE, CBRE, CBNT on Thursday, September 10 at 2:00 m EDT, this is Module 7 of the SBE AoIP webinar series. Toven is senior broadcast engineer for Educational Media Foundation.

Fiber Optic Cables for HD Broadcast, an SBE webinar, will be presented Sept. 29 at 2:00 pm EDT by Benjamin Nemser, CEO of Nemal Electronics and Daniel Ritts, VP of engineering at Nemal. Register and get more information about both webinars at the SBE website, sbe.org/Education/Webinars page.




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