July 2018 News and Notes

Our July meeting will be on Tuesday, July 10 – one week earlier than normal – at the Out-O-Town Club in Kaukauna. Speaking will be Scott Hewett of T-Mobile discussing T-Mobile’s testing and rollout of their systems in the Chicago DMA prior to the first repack phase.

The July newsletter is on the Newsletter page.

May 2018 News and Notes

Our May meeting will be Tuesday, May 15 at the Out-O-Town Club at Noon. Our program will be “Antenna and RF System Design for the FCC Repack” by Eddy Vanderkerken of RFS World. This presentation will give insight into how antenna design influences radiation patterns, how the design and manufacturing of antennas and RF filters has evolved, and the software tools that can be used to select the optimum solutions for the TV broadcaster during the FCC repack and beyond.

The May newsletter is posted on the Newsletter page.

Regulatory Alert: Register Your C-Band Receive-Only Earth Station Now

I’d like to take a moment to call your attention to this important notice from the National SBE OfficeThis impacts any broadcaster that uses a C Band satellite dish to receive programming for rebroadcast. 

Please strongly consider licensing your satellite dish during this brief window.  I will keep a file of vendors providing this service in an effort to find the least costly way for you to do this. Yes I understand it is an unplanned expense, but the costs of NOT doing so might be much more. Protect your broadcasts and license that earth station!  

This affects ALL RADIO STATIONS with the large satellite receive dishes.  Reach out to your smaller broadcaster friends and clients – be sure they understand this issue!

If you have questions about this issue, e-mail me at [email protected] and I will attempt to find answers for you.

This is from one vendor that can assist in registration

These are some “do-it-yourself” instructions

February 2018 News and Notes

Our February meeting will be Tuesday, February 20 at the Out-O-Town Club in Kaukauna. Presenting at the next meeting will be John Lynch, Director of Business Development for Broadcast Supply Worldwide (BSW) and Alex Bonello, President of Insoft LLC and makers of HDV-MIXER.

The February newsletter is posted on the Newsletter page.

Broadcast Engineers Serving Northeast & Central Wisconsin