Our February meeting will be Tuesday, February 16 at Noon. Scott Fybush will be joining us. If you need the link for the meeting, a member can get you the link.
The February newsletter is available below.
Our January meeting will be Tuesday, January 19th at Noon. The program is courtesy of Benjamin Nemser and Daniel Ritts of Nemal Electronics. It will be a presentation regarding Fiber Optic Cables for HD Broadcast. You can register in advance for this Zoom meeting.
Our January newsletter is available below.
Our December program will be presented by Brian Walker, Business Development Manager, Professional Audio for Sennheiser Electronic Corporation. The topic is Digital Wireless Microphone Theory. Sennheiser is also providing the Zoom Meeting platform this month. The link will be sent out by end of day Monday, December 14th to registered members of Chapter 80. Once again, if you are receiving this newsletter and you are not a member of Chapter 80 but would like to join the meeting, please send an email to Bill Hubbard with your request.
FYI – Our January program will be presented by Benjamin Nemser and Daniel Ritts of Nemal Electronics. The topic will be Fiber Optics in HD, AV and Broadcast. Stay tuned for more info on that in next month’s newsletter.
The December Newsletter is below.
Our November program will be presented by Doug Ferber, VP Sales, and Jacob Daniluck, Tech Sales Expert, of Tieline. The theme for the presentation will be “Remote Broadcasting Connections: Trends and Suggestions”. As an added treat, since Tieline cannot buy lunch due to our pandemic induced online meeting, attendees will be entered into a drawing for an Amazon gift card. Tieline will be hosting the online Zoom platform for this meeting and Bill Hubbard will be sending out the connection information before the meeting to registered members of the chapter. Once again, if you are receiving this newsletter, are not a member of Chapter 80 but would like to join the meeting, please send an email to Bill Hubbard with your request.
We have a slate of officers proposed on the ballot and room to write in a candidate if you wish. Here is some brief background information:
For Chair – Martin Jury
Martin currently serves as the Director – Network Operations for Relevant Radio. He is the current Vice Chair of SBE Chapter 80 and the recipient of our 2020 Chapter Engineer of the Year.
For Vice Chair – Matt Converse, CBT, CRO
Matt is the Corporate Engineer for Results Broadcasting based in Shawano. Matt currently serves as Chapter 80 Secretary.
For Secretary – Eric Papenfuss, CBNE
Eric has recently accepted a Broadcast Network Engineer / Network Specialist position with Wisconsin Public Radio and is based in the Town of Rome.
For Treasurer – Steve Brown, CPBE, CBNT
Steve is a Charter Member of Chapter 80 and has served as Chair (twice) and is our current Treasurer. He is the Director of Engineering for Woodward Radio. Steve is a member of the SBE National Board of Directors, our Chapter Liaison, and a past winner of the Chapter 80 Engineer of the Year award.
Instructions for returning your completed ballot are included on the ballot form. Please note the deadline is NOON on Tuesday, November 17th. Ballots must be RECEIVED by that time. Thank you to Tim Laes for serving as our election teller this year.
Our October meeting will be the WBA Broadcasters Clinic online. The SBE meeting will be held on Wednesday evening October 14th at 7:00 PM. Be sure to log into the live stream for the business meeting and to hear a presentation by Gary Trenda on sporting event frequency coordination.
The October Newsletter is available below.
SBE Chapter 80 recognizes Martin Jury as our Chapter Engineer of the Year.
Martin currently serves as the Director – Network Operations for Relevant Radio, Inc. in Green Bay, WI. In that role he is responsible for the day to day operation of all Relevant Radio Network studios. He coordinates all operations for live and special broadcasts on the network. His other major responsibilities include Assisting the Global Digital Team in online streaming broadcasts, evaluating future station acquisitions and spectrum analysis, and serving as the Project Manager for the Chicago Network studio and Chicago Stations studio build out. He has been a huge part of Relevant Radio starting from the beginning of 1 radio station to the current 103 owned and operated stations. His latest undertaking has been switching the network over to the X-Digital/XDS satellite platform for all affiliates. Martin currently serves as the Vice-Chair of SBE Chapter 80.
Our September 15th, 2020 meeting and program is a special treat. The Next Best Thing – A Media Tour is making a stop in APPLETON. This stop, added to their schedule, means we have a chance to connect with manufacturers and vendors right here in our own back yard (figuratively
speaking) and see the latest in technology offerings from companies like Comrex, Enco, Dielectric, Shure, BGS, and many more. This OUTDOOR exhibit will be held on the grounds of Woodward Radio Group, 2800 East College Avenue, APPLETON. The hours are 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Did I mention this is in APPLETON!
Here are the ground rules for this outdoor event:
Please register using the link located in the flyer below.
The September newsletter is available below.
Our August meeting will be on Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 online. It will be a presentation by Mike Galli, CEO of Niagara Video. This presentation is an overview of IP transport protocols used in the Internet, IPTV and Broadcast video industries. It covers some history and now includes SRT and the new RIST standard.
Chapter Chair, Bill Hubbard, will send an email to registered members of Chapter 80 with connection instructions and log-in information prior to the meeting. Watch your inbox for this message and check your spam filter in case it lands there. If you are not a member and interested in attending, please read the newsletter for information on how to attend. To minimize the risk of an outside party disrupting our session, only individuals known to the chapter in advance will be admitted to the meeting room. Make sure you log in with your real name. Our online platform for this month will be Microsoft Teams provided by Heartland Video Systems. Thank you, John Pfankuch.
The August newsletter is available below.
Our July meeting will be on Tuesday, July 21 at 12:00 PM. Our program will be an online presentation by Bob Orban titled “Maintaining Audio Quality in the Broadcast Facility”. Achieving excellent on-air and on-line quality audio is more important than ever because of the intensely competitive nature of available media. “Good enough” no longer works. Persuading audiences to listen and then return requires attention to quality at every stage of the production process, from program sources to audio processing. This presentation will help attendees achieve quality on-air and on-line audio broadcasting and netcasting goals.
In 2015 Orban introduced the Optimod PCn 1600, the first Optimod that runs natively on the host computer’s Intel x86 processor; the software does not use dedicated DSP chips. In 2016 Orban introduced the company’s new flagship FM audio processor, the OPTIMOD-FM 8700i, featuring versatile five-band and two-band processing for both analog FM transmission and digital media.
Chapter Chair, Bill Hubbard, will send an email to registered members of Chapter 80 with connection instructions, log-in information, and helpful hints. Watch your inbox for this message and check your spam filter in case it lands there. To minimize the risk of an outside party disrupting our session, only individuals known to the chapter in advance will be admitted to the meeting room. Make sure you log in with your real name. Our Thanks to John Lynch of BSW for providing the GoToMeeting online platform for our July meeting and serving as MC for the presentation.
The newsletter is available below.
Our June meeting will be held online using Microsoft Teams on Tuesday, June 16th at Noon.
A short business meeting will be followed by a presentation from Michael Guthrie, Technology Specialist with Harmonic on ATSC 3.0 current status overview. Michael has over 20 years of experience serving Harmonic’s customers with the deployment of media processing and delivery solutions for broadcast, ATSC transmission and satellite distribution. He served previous roles with ABC, SSL, McCurdy Radio, Telex and Drake Automation.
Please see the newsletter for more information on connecting to the meeting.
Our use of Teams is through the courtesy of Heartland Video Systems and our Program Chair, John Pfankuch. If you plan to log in on a mobile device please consider downloading the Teams app. Chapter officers tested the platform on Friday afternoon using PCs and phones with good success.
The June Newsletter is available below.