SBE National Stories

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…

SBE Membership Dues Increase in 2016

January 18, 2016

The SBE Board of Directors has approved a dues increase for most members, the first in three years, which will take effect on January 1, 2016.sbe_circle_logo more…

SBE HAMnet – an Alternate Way to Stay in Touch

December 8, 2015
SBE HAMnet, the Society of Broadcast Engineers’ “Chapter of the Air,” was developed more than 25 years ago for those SBE members not in close proximity to a local SBE chapter but could communicate via amateur radio. Since then, it’s become a great way for members, including those active in local chapters, to be in touch with one another, discuss technical broadcast issues and techniques, more…

Limited Time: SBE Webinars at a Discount

December 7, 2015
Members of the SBE can purchase one of the three webinars below for only $29  from now until Monday, January 4. That is a $20 discount!WebinarsbySBe more…

Professional Liability Insurance for SBE Members Available

December 5, 2015

The SBE now has available to members professional liability insurance coverage specifically designed for broadcast engineers and technicians who provide their services on a consulting and/or contract basis. The program is administered by the Hays Companies of Washington, DC. Premiums are based on the size and scope of the individual member’s business. more…

IP Network Troubleshooting Webinar Part 2 set for November 19

October 29, 2015
Wayne Pecena, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNE, will lead a SBE webinar on  “IP Network Troubleshooting – Part 2,” Thursday, November 19  from 2 to 3:30 pm ET. The webinar is the second webinar in  a two-part series on network troubleshooting. more…

SBE Annual Membership Meeting Webcast

September 10, 2015

Mark your calendar for the webcast of the 2015 SBE Annual Membership Meeting, set for Oct.14. sbe_circle_logo more…