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June Meeting: Thursday June 29, 2017

June 20, 2017

7:00 PM

Pizza and Beverages Provided by SBE 66

Tour of KVPR FM89



After many seasons of planning and fundraising, a year of design work and another year of construction Valley Public Radio moved into its new home in Clovis on May 19th 2016. The 10,500 foot state-of-the-art broadcast center is located in Clovis, at the corner of Temperance and Alluvial Avenues in the Portal Sierra Research and Technology Park. The project includes new broadcast studios for the station, more than doubling the studio space when compared with the station’s old home.

Join SBE66 as they host their June Meeting (Thursday June 29 at 7PM) from the new KVPR facility. Pizza and beverages provided, plus a tour of the station with broadcast engineer Scott Dean.

RICE-NESHAP Regulations Apply to Broadcasters

May 19, 2017

By Mike Hendrickson, CPBE, CBNT 

Are you familiar with the term RICE-NESHAP? You may have seen it in what you considered an annoying notice from a meaningless agency because you only have an “emergency” generator. If that was what you thought, you need to think again! more…

April Meeting: Thursday April 27, 2017

April 26, 2017

12:00 Noon    No-host Lunch


Mitsui Buffet

117 West Shaw  Clovis

(Wild West Village Shopping Center between Villa and Minnewawa on Shaw-North Side)

Mention you’re with the SBE group when you enter for seating

Job Opportunities

April 24, 2017


DTV Repack

April 23, 2017

Here is a Partial List of California Station Assignments more…

March Meeting: Thursday March 30, 2017 12:00 Noon

March 27, 2017

DTV RepackHow Smooth Will Your Transition Be?

Presentation and Hosted Lunch

Antenna replacement? How to prepare for a smooth and affordable transition. Plus, information on FM and DTV antenna systems.jamproantennaas

Mark Felig, Senior Systems Engineer for Jampro Antennas visits SBE66 for this presentation to take the ‘pack’ out of the DTV Repack. Information on FM & DTV antenna systems and installations available.

                                                                         Mark Fehlig, P.E., CPBE
                                                 Senior Systems Engineer Digital Television Jampro Antennas, Inc.

Jampro Antennas Inc., is a leading supplier of antennas, combiners & filters and RF components for every application in the broadcast industry. From the first system delivered in 1954 to those installed today, Jampro builds each system to the specifications of the individual broadcaster. Today, over 25,000 broadcasters worldwide benefit from the quality and performance provided by Jampro systems. 

Mark Fehlig is a veteran communications engineer who has decades of experience at national and global brands such as Scientific Atlanta, Harris Corporation, Wavestream, Osborn Engineering and Georgia Public Broadcasting. He was involved in the early years of developing satellite uplink and video compression technologies at Scientific Atlanta and Harris Corporation where he also contributed to sales, marketing and engineering as a TV District Manager. He led the transition from analog to digital for both DTV and IBOC FM radio as Director of Engineering for Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Mark Fehlig holds numerous professional memberships and certifications. They include the SBE’s CPBE as well as national board member for SBE, a Life Senior IEEE BTS member, AFCCE Full Board Member, ARRL-VEC and a Registered Professional Engineer with NCEES Council Record. An FCC licensed Lifetime General Radio Telephone and Amateur Extra (WA6NCG), Mark earned his BSEE from The Missouri University of Science and Technology (UMR) and an MBA from Quincy University (IL).


Meet Mark Fehlig at the upcoming SBE 66 meeting Thursday, March 30th at 12:00 PM at the Mitsui Buffet in Clovis

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                117 West Shaw Clovis 
(Wild West Village Shopping Center between Villa and Minnewawa on Shaw-North Side)  Mention you’re with the SBE group when you enter for seating

SBE Recognizes Certification Volunteers at NAB 2017

March 25, 2017

SBE to Recognize SBE66 Certification Chair Michael Feist for 30 Years of Service

The SBE functions because of its multitude of volunteers. While there are seven employees who work at the National Office, the real momentum of the SBE is the result of those who dedicate their personal time to further the goals and objectives of broadcast engineering through the SBE. more…

Heading to NAB2017?

March 22, 2017

Check Out These SBE Meetings and Events

2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 22 – 27

Discount Available to SBE Members more…

February Meeting: February 23 2017 12:00 Noon

February 21, 2017

The FCC Spectrum AuctionWhat Happens Next?

Presentation and Hosted Lunch

                As the spectrum auction winds down, the FCC plans to open another opportunity for stations to negotiate channel-sharing deals. lectrosonics

Kelly Fair, Western Regional Sales Manager for Lectrosonics discusses the next steps in the FCC’s incentive auction. 

                           P L U S 

What are the challenges for wireless microphone systems manufacturers and users given the wireless microphone frequency crunch?

kelly-fair-lectrosonics  Kelly Fair  Western Regional Sales Manager Lectrosonics

Lectrosonics is a leading manufacturer of wireless microphone systems and audio processing products for the film, broadcast, theatre, music and installed sound markets since 1971. Lectrosonics is a US manufacturer based in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
Kelly Fair has more than 20 years of sales, product management and business development experience in the professional sound industry. He spent 13 years with Sennheiser Electronics Corporation as Southwestern US District Sales Manager, Professional Products.

Meet Kelly Fair at the upcoming SBE 66 meeting Thursday, February 23rd at 12:00 PM at the Mitsui Buffet in Clovis

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                117 West Shaw Clovis 
(Wild West Village Shopping Center between Villa and Minnewawa on Shaw-North Side)  Mention you’re with the SBE group when you enter for seatingrfspecialties2   

The Broadcast Incentive Auction

February 18, 2017

Here is a ‘Readers Digest’ version from the mouth of the FCC explaining the Broadcast Incentive Auction

Across the country, in both rural and urban areas, consumers and businesses expect to have access to wireless connectivity anywhere, anytime. Today, there are more connected devices than there are people living in the U.S., and about 70 percent of Americans use data-hungry smartphones. more…