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.
Our May meeting will be on Tuesday, May 19th at 12:30 PM through Zoom. There will be a short business meeting followed by a presentation from Nick VanHaaster of GatesAir. He will provide a brief snapshot of what GatesAir would have shown at NAB. He will also give us his view of what to plan for in 2020 and share feedback from broadcasters around the country about what matters most in the days of Covid-19.
If you are a registered member of the chapter, you will receive an email with the meeting information. If you are interested in joining, please check the newsletter for more information.
Our May newsletter is available.
After consulting with our SBE Chapter 80 leadership, I have decided to cancel our March meeting. Travel restrictions imposed by the company our presenter works for do not allow him to attend at this time. His presentation will be rescheduled for a later date. Most organizations have put pandemic response protocols in place and are activating those now. Some local companies are also discouraging their employees from attending group gatherings. While this may seem like an overabundance of caution due to the possible spread of the COVID-19 virus I feel it is the most practical choice given the circumstances. Thank you for your understanding and I hope you will all be safe and healthy when this threat has passed.
Please remember that you can still purchase gas cards, in support of the Don Borchert Fellowship, by sending your payment to Steve Brown and he will forward the cards to you.
Due to the cancellation of NAB this year our April meeting will be held on our normal meeting day, Tuesday April 21st at noon at the Out-O-Town Club. If you have any business that we need to attend to please notify me and I will put it on the agenda for April. Hopefully we will be back on track by then.
Our January meeting will be on Tuesday, January 21st at the Out-O-Town Club in Kaukauna. Our presenter will be Bill Bennett of ENCO Systems. He will be sharing information about disaster recovery. This program is made possible by the efforts of our Program Chair, John Pfankuch and the Milwaukee and Chicago chapters for their continued cooperation.
The January Newsletter is now available.
Our October meeting will be at the WBA Broadcasters Clinic, October 15-17 at the Madison Marriott West Hotel in Middleton. The SBE National Meeting is at the Clinic this year as well.
The October Newsletter, with a preview of what’s coming at the November meeting, is now available.
Our June meeting will be held at the WBA Summer Conference Engineering Day, Wednesday, June 12 at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake. For more information on Engineering Day, click here.
Stay tuned for more information on the annual picnic which will be next month.
Our June newsletter is available on the Newsletter page or can be downloaded below.