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Transmitter Efficiency

Rohde & Schwarz USA, Inc. - Register Here 6821 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Columbia, MD, United States

This program highlights how to build and maintain a "green" broadcast transmission facility. With simultaneous rising energy and reducing operating budgets, three industry experts will present technology improvements and a holistic approach to design and operation. Efficiency calculation procedures, power supply and circuit design, and how to reduce costs including Read more…

Advanced Monitoring & Control Use Cases

WJLA-TV Studios - Register Here 1100 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA, United States

Today’s broadcast operational landscape is continuously adding digital channel playout along with increased hourly news production programming; all with fewer engineering & technical resources.This discussion explores how advanced monitoring & management systems can be deployed for increasing operational efficiencies and improved response to broadcast fault events.SuiteLife Systems, a division of Read more…

HAARP: A Brief History and Engineering Review

Goddard Space Flight Center (Visitor Center) - Register Here 8800 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD, United States

Chapter 37 SBE and the Goddard Amateur Radio Club bring you a lecture on the latest developments and research findings from The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, also known as “HAARP.” Steve Floyd of Ultra Electronics will present a fascinating look at the program, recognized as a highly successful Read more…

SBE Chapter 37 Picnic, Board Nominations, & Next Best Thing Tour

WFED-AM Transmitter Site - Register Here 2015 University Blvd West, Wheaton, MD, United States

The SBE Chapter 37 annual picnic at the WFED (formerly WTOP) historical art deco transmitter site in picturesque Wheaton, MD will be held on Saturday September 30th, starting at 12 noon.    The picnic is an opportunity to meet with broadcast engineering friends along with their families, spouses, and significant Read more…

SBE 37 Board Elections & Bylaws Approval

Keep an eye on your inbox for an email from Election Buddy - it will contain your invitation to participate in the SBE Chapter 37 election. Ballots will be emailed to all members in good standing on November 15, 2023, and voting closes on December 6. All position are to Read more…

Annual SBE & SMPTE Holiday Party

Busboys & Poets (Shirlington) - Register Here 4251 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA, United States

The SMPTE Washington DC Section and SBE Chapter 37 invite you to join us for our annual holiday party for 2023. We'll have an open bar 6:30-8:00 PM and heavy hors d'oeuvres. All members, colleagues, family and guests are welcome! Please register in advance so that we can provide an Read more…

$25 – $125

Fractional Frame Rates: How Do We End Them?

Fairfax County Television 16 - Register Here 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA, United States

In the U.S. we have been living with the 29.97fps video frame rate since the advent of color in 1953. This legacy of NTSC analog television is so deeply ingrained in all aspects of broadcast and production operations that it's often forgotten or taken for granted. When we say we're Read more…

MEDIA FORWARD: WKHS – 50 Years of Broadcast Instruction

Kent County High School - Register Here 25301 Lamb’s Meadow Road, Worton, MD, United States

This SBE 37 / DC SMPTE meeting is in cooperation with SBE 46 - Baltimore. Important notes - this meeting is a DAYTIME event, Tuesday 11 am – 2 pm to coincide with the high school instructional day. And while there will be a virtual component to the meeting, it Read more…

SBE Law Update

Virtual Zoom Meeting - Register Here

The SBE is an advocate for its members on regulatory and legislative issues at the FCC, NTIA, Capitol Hill, and beyond that affect broadcast engineers. The Society's focus on these issues is driven by the SBE Board, Government Relations Committee, Regulatory Counsel, as well as interested members like you. Our Read more…

Mini Bits By The Bay 2024

National Geographic Headquarters - Register Here 1145 17th St NW, Washington, DC, United States

After a long hiatus, Bits By the Bay, the Washington area’s own technical conference for media professionals, is returning on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 in a one-day form factor. We hope to return to the full two-day format in 2025 at the renovated Chesapeake Beach location. Jointly organized by the Read more…

Interference Complaints and Working with the FAA

Capitol Airspace Group – Register Here 6350 Walker Lane, Suite 450, Alexandria, VA, United States

It happens to nearly every broadcast engineer eventually - someone routes a phone call or forwards you an email from someone complaining that your signal is causing interference, either to their signal or someone else's, but they are looking into it. Sometimes its another broadcaster. Sometimes its a member of Read more…