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SBE Picnic!

The annual SBE Chapter 37 picnic is an opportunity for members and friends to meet with broadcast engineering friends, spouses and families. We got together, told "war stories," played a few games, toured the WTOP transmitter site, and dined on delicious food. We also elected two new Chapter 37 officers. Read more…

Tour of a Local Post Production Facility

We continued the tradition of an annual triple engineering group meeting again in June, 2018. In June 2017, we were fortunate to have a well-attended presentation from Dolby Laboratories on the next generation broadcast audio AC-4 delivery standard. This year, Dolby came through for us again to present and show Read more…

5G and Future Remote Broadcasts

One of the latest tech buzz topics these days is "5G" and its implications for the future of remote broadcasts are fairly profound. During our August 2018 meeting, Chris Crump from Comrex discussed the current status of 5G Technology, what the mobile providers are saying versus "reality," the timeline for Read more…

SBE Chapter 37 Picnic

The SBE Chapter 37 picnic is always a good opportunity for you to meet with broadcast engineering friends, spouses and families. We got together, told "war stories," and dined on delicious food.  We also had elections for new Chapter 37 officers. (There's more on that below.) Many thanks to Jim Read more…

Production Wireless

Our November 2018 guest speaker was Jim Dugan, CEO of both Jetwave Wireless and Wisycom USA. Jim presented on the advanced concepts in production wireless integration with a focus on facilities of all sizes, including large, live events. He discussed the importance of band planning, spectrum, technology as well as Read more…

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Mics!

Our March meeting was on a subject that all of us deal with at one time or another: The selection, placement, mounting, and mixing with microphones. Whether for a live event, sound reinforcement, broadcast studio design, a recording session, or a video conference; we are challenged with bringing excellent and Read more…

Live from the Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center

WTOP Studios 5425 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD

How does major market radio stay relevant and stay in the lead in an era of digital and social media, and video file sharing?  This question was answered by presentations from the WTOP Engineering Departement and their contractors who allowed us to follow the build-out of a modern major market Read more…

SBE Chapter 37 Picnic

WFED-AM Transmitter Site 2015 University Blvd West, Wheaton, MD

The SBE Chapter 37 picnic was an opportunity for us all to meet with broadcast engineering friends, spouses and families. We got together, told "war stories," and dined on delicious food.  Jim Peck of SCMS provided numerous nifty prizes that were awarded in drawings across the afternoon, including an AKG Read more…

RF Can’t Hurt You… Can It? RF Safety Awareness

Our October 2019 event was an all-day RF Safety Seminar featuring Richard (Ric) Tell, President of Richard Tell Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in electromagnetic field exposure assessment and investigation of potential radiofrequency hazards.  The event was brought to you by SBE Chapter 37 Washington DC and Chapter 46 Read more…

Next Gen TV Summit

Based on trade press coverage (see below) and unsolicited comments, the Next Gen TV Summit was a great success enjoyed by all.  Thanks to many attendees arriving early, it was possible to start the program a few minutes ahead of schedule and cover more than nine hours of material.  Attendees Read more…

SBE Chapter 37 Picnic and Board Nominations

WFED-AM Transmitter Site 2015 University Blvd West, Wheaton, MD

Getting back to tradition, SBE Chapter 37 held our annual picnic at the WFED (formerly WTOP) historical art deco transmitter site in picturesque Wheaton, MD.  We began September 24th at noon.    The picnic is an opportunity to meet with broadcast engineering friends along with their families, spouses, and significant Read more…

NBS/NIST Radio Station WWV – The Story of an Old Timer

Goddard Space Flight Center (Visitor Center) Register Here 8800 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, Maryland

John Lowe, who served as Broadcast Manager for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) radio stations WWV, WWVH and WWVB in Colorado and Hawaii, will present a program on the history and operation of these very unusual — and very essential — shortwave and low frequency radio broadcast Read more…