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 Meeting

Our first SBE-33 meeting for 2020 will be Monday, February 24th for a “Lunch and Learn” at Staco Energy Products’ new factory in Miamisburg. Lunch will be provided by Staco.

The program presentation during lunch will be on the use of Lithium Ion batteries for UPS applications in Broadcasting and Data Centers.

WHEN: Monday February 24th

    11:30-11:50A – Arrival and Registration
    11:50-12:00N – SBE-33 Business Meeting
    12:00N – 12:30P – Lunch and Presentation
    12-30P – 01:15P – Tours of new Staco Factory

WHERE: Staco Energy Products, 2425 Technical Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342

RSVP by Feb 20th to: towerjimsk@gmail.com.




NEW from the SBE

SBE will be presenting three educational opportunities on April 18 in Las Vegas for those attending the NAB Show and/or the PBS TechCon or Public Radio Technical Conference. SBE will present the annual Ennes Workshop as part of the NAB BEIT Conference on Saturday morning from 9 to 12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The session theme is “Multiplatform Supersession.” Attendees must be registered through NAB for the BEIT conference registration.

SBE will present two half-day sessions as part of the “PBS TechCon and Beyond” series. The morning session, from 9 am to 12 pm, is “Audio for Radio, TV, Performance.” The afternoon session, from 1:30 to 4:30, is “Managing Modulation for NextGen Broadcast.” These sessions are $50 each or $75 for both. Lunch is on your own. Both sessions are open to anyone and are being held at the MGM Grand Hotel. See the SBE website for details.

SBE annual Membership renewal reminders went in the mail the last week of January. Please plan to renew by the April 1 deadline. Membership dues are the same as last year at $85 for traditional membership and $175 for SBE MemberPlus. If you do not receive your renewal in the mail by February 10, please contact Scott Jones at 317 846-9000 or kjones@sbe.org.

The next SBE webinar, Wireshark – Part 2, Troubleshooting, is Thursday, February 13 at 2 pm ET. Also in February, the SBE AoIP webinar series begins with Module 1 – IP Networking for Real-Time Media Networks, on Tuesday, February 25 at 2 pm ET. Register for either webinar at the SBE website. They are free for SBE MemberPlus members.

Our LAST Meeting

Tuesday Dec 10th at the VOA Museum 8070 Tylersville Road, West Chester Township. Presentation on ATSC 3.0 by Jay Adrick.

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