July 2015 Rules, Regs and the Broadcast Engineer

Meeting at iHeart Media - Richmond

Here are a few facts commonly known by broadcast engineers:


•             Radio and Television stations are heavily regulated.

•             These rules, regulations and policies are constantly changing.

•             Broadcast engineers are typically the "go-to" experts responsible for station technical regulatory compliance.

•             SBE is devoted to the advancement of broadcast engineering.

September 2015 Smiths Power (Field Trip)

Meeting Location:

Power Distribution, Incorporated
4200 Oakleys Court
Richmond, Virginia 23223

Smiths Power is the parent company of Polyphasor and Transtector and a couple of other lines.  Kevin Turner and PDI staff will discuss grounding and bonding and show us around their PDI facility.

August 2015 Sony Monitor Road Show

Meeting at Summit Media - Richmond

Sony's Monitor Road Show: In person and in depth

From the studio to the field, Sony has a professional monitor for every application. Now you can experience Sony's monitors up close and personal at the Monitor Road Show.

February 2015 Meeting

Note: Special meeting night:  Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 7PM

SNMP Management & Monitoring of broadcast facility (Remote control via IP):

Topics covered will include monitoring/management applications, special features for better management systems, benefits of northbound communications and the operator’s role in fault monitoring.

Presentation by Kenny Miller of SuitelifeSystems

January Meeting

Presentation by AcousticsFirst.

November SBE meeting

Bob Tarsio from Broadcast Devices Inc. (BDI) will discuss wattmeters and combiners/cavities.

Ocotober Meeting

The October Richmond SBE Chapter 60 meeting will be held Thursday October 9th, 7PM at Summit Media Richmond.  This month’s presentation comes from Joe Davis of Chesapeake RF Consultants (Radiofrequency Consulting Engineers).   Joe will be discussing the 2015 FCC “incentive auction,  focusing on the post-auction transition of the TV channel re-packing process.  Obviously, this program is great for our TV members but Joe says it’ll also interest FM broadcasters… as in some cases this process may involve relocation of FM antennas co-located with TV.

November 21st Tektronix Seminar

Tektronix is sponsoring a daylong 'VideoQuality Workshop' seminar in Richmond on November 21, 2013.  This seminar takes the place of chapter 60's monthly meeting.  A HUGE THANK-YOU to public radio and television WCVE for hosting the event.  Go here for details and registration.   This is an opportunity you don't want to miss.


SBE members attending the seminar will receive one credit from category "H" in the SBE's recertification program.

October 2013 SBE Meeting

The October Richmond SBE Chapter 60 meeting will be held Thursday October 10th, 7PM at SummitMedia Richmond.  Our presentation comes from Greg Doggett, regional account manager with Snell (lives here in RVA) along with Martin Holmes who is the Vice President of Technology at Snell.  Snell is sponsoring a pizza dinner.  THANK YOU SNELL!!!


Please RSVP by replying to this email if plan to attend.


Meeting:  Regular business / Presentation



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