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SBE Picnic!

Our annual picnic again was once again held at the picturesque WMAL Transmitter Site. At the SBE Chapter 37 picnic, we met with broadcast engineering friends, spouses and families. We told a few "war stories" and dined on delicious food. Lunch was served about 12:00 pm and began serving pork Read more…

Studio Design: Acoustic Myths and Realities

Acoustics...  It's a vital component to studio design and, until we held this meeting, a topic that has rarely been discussed at SBE Chapter 37 meetings.  Our topic was Studio Design; Acoustic Myths and Realities.  Guest Speaker Nick Colleran, of Acoustics First Corporation, discussed how the room can deceive you. Read more…

National Weather Service Facility Tour

Our November meeting was a presentation and facility tour of the National Weather Service facility at Sterling (near Dulles Airport), Virginia. Our guest speaker and tour guide was meteorologist Chris Strong. Although we didn't find any broadcast studios at NWS, there are numerous connections between this facility and broadcasting that Read more…

An Overview of the IBB Transmission Network

Our July meeting, held at Voice of America (VOA), focused on the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) transmission network. IBB is the agency that provides all transmission services for US international broadcasting including VOA, Radio Marti, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia, Middle East Broadcasting Network, and others. This global Read more…