SBE National Stories

SBE Publishes Broadcast Engineering Handbook

April 21, 2016

The Society of Broadcast Engineers and McGraw-Hill Education have released the SBE Broadcast Engineering Handbook: Hands-on Guide to Station Design and Maintenance. With close to 1,000 pages, this new book offers detailed practical information on video, audio and broadcast transmission systems from dozens of the field’s foremost experts. more…

SBE RF Safety Webinar is May 12

April 20, 2016

The SBE RF Safety webinar will be presented live on Thursday, May 12 from 1 – 4:30 p.m. ET by RF safety expert Richard Strickland of RF Safety Solutions. The course provides an overview of RF radiation issues and practices for broadcasters. Course content is updated regularly. more…

SBE Files FCC Comments on AM Improvement

March 26, 2016

sbe_circle_logoThe Society of Broadcast Engineers filed comments in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s further notice of proposed rulemaking and the combined notice of inquiry in the AM Improvement Docket, 13-249. more…

SBE Discounts to NAB Show Available Through April 1

March 25, 2016

SBE members receive $100 off the non-NAB member conference registration rate when using the code EP09. The same code may also be used for a free Exhibits-Only registration. After April 1, NAB adds a $25 fee to the Exhibits-Only pass. Use this special link to use your discount

SBE at NAB2016 Saturday April 16 – Thursday April 21

March 24, 2016

SBE Schedule of Events

Saturday, April 16

SBE Ennes Workshop

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Conference registration required

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March 24, 2016

Stop by the SBE Exhibit Booth at NAB2016

SBE Booth at the 2015 NAB ShowIf you’re attending the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas, be sure to include a stop at the SBE exhibit booth.   more…

SBE Launches SBE Membership: The Road to Success

March 23, 2016

This year’s member recruitment effort began officially on March 1 with the launch of the society’s annual three-month drive. The theme – SBE Membership: The Road to Success.

SBE Membership Meeting and Reception to be Held During NAB Show

March 23, 2016

The SBE will hold its spring membership meeting on April 19 during the 2016 NAB Show. All members and friends of the SBE are invited. NAB Show credentials are not required. Note the change in time and room! It will be held in Room S225 of the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall-Upper Level from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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June 1 Deadline for SNG Transmission Carrier ID May Change

March 22, 2016

This will be of particular interest to those who are responsible for transportable (satellite news gathering – SNG) uplinks. Section §25.281(b) of the FCC rules states, “As of June 1, 2016, transmissions of fixed-frequency, digitally modulated video signals with a symbol rate of 128,000/s or more from satellite news gathering vehicles or other temporary-fixed earth stations must be identified through use of an ATIS…” ATIS stands for Automatic Transmitter Identification System, which is also known as Carrier Identification (CID). There have been concerns raised by broadcasters about the cost and availability of equipment to provide this for older SNG vehicles.  more…

IP Network Troubleshooting SBE Webinar – February 23

February 14, 2016

 Part 3 of IP Network Troubleshooting is Feb. 23


This SBE live webinar is the third in a series that focuses on utilizing protocol analysis to “see” IP network activity as it is difficult to remediate what can’t be seen. more…