SBE Chapter 37
SBE Chapter 37
June 25, 2016  

Our Next Meeting

Photo By Mike Peel
Photo By Mike Peel

All Are Welcome at SBE Meetings;
SBE Membership is not Required

Meeting Date:

June 14, 2016 at 6:30 PM


The Old Post Office Building
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20004


The Old Post Office Building is located on the south side of Pennsylvania Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets, NW.  A VALID ID IS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY! 

As of June 2016, the building is being transformed into a luxury hotel by The Trump Organization.  Due to this construction, access is limited to the main construction entrance off of Pennsylvania Avenue.

Metro may be your best bet. The Federal Triangle Metro Station (orange, blue, and silver lines) is located directly across 12th Street from the building.

According to our host, the best available parking for the June meeting is about four blocks away at Colonial Parking, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. This lot is open 24 hours per day; 7 days per week.


By Mapquest

ENG Receive Site / Sennheiser Wireless Mics


Guest Speaker: Tim Crowley, Joe Ciaudelli and Chris Kontopanos

Chapter 37 will be holding its June meeting on the 14th at 6:30P in the Ballroom at The Old Post Office Building, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004. (Black Tie optional!) We have more bang-for-your-buck with two presentations!

The first is a brief introduction to the Old Post Office rooftop as a possible multiuse communications site. Located in the heart of downtown DC at a height of 315 feet, this building is among the tallest in the city.  Therefore, it is a premiere site for electronic news gathering receivers and hosts a number of broadcast tenants.  Following a complete overhaul, there will be room for even more.  Tom Crowley, VP North American Mobile Systems, will be our host and will be on hand to answer any questions.

Secondly, Joe Ciaudelli and Chris Kontopanos from Sennheiser will be on hand to present A Spectrum Update for Wireless Mic Operators and Other Production Professionals. The presentation will discuss:

  • Incentive Auction process: how much of the UHF band will be re-purposed
  • Timeline for the transition
  • What pockets within 600 MHz will remain available for mic operation
  • What is "white space device" and how can you avoid interference from them
  • Unlicensed versus licensed operation
  • Expanded license eligibility for sound companies and venues
  • New rules, such as co-channel operation
  • Addressing the long term needs of wireless mic operators

Joe has been with Sennheiser since 1987 in multiple roles with his current position as Director of US Spectrum Affairs within the Research and Innovation Department. He has also authored the chapter on wireless microphones for the last three editions of the Audio Engineering Society’s Handbook for Sound Engineers.

Pizza and sodas will be provided by North American Mobile Systems. YOU WILL NEED A VALID ID FOR ENTRY! Also, please RSVP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. We need to provide a list of guests to the Old Post Office folks for entry.  Even if you aren’t sure you can make it, RSVP so we can have you on the list.

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