Transmitter Efficiency
    with Glen Hurst, Eddy Vanderkerken, and Arthur “Bo” Hoover
    Rohde & SchwarzSourcererTechnical Services Group
    Glen Hurst
    Who: Glen Hurst, Eddy Vanderkerken, and Arthur “Bo” Hoover
    What: Transmitter Efficiency
    When: June 27, 2023 at 6:00 PM
    Where: Rohde & Schwarz USA, Inc. - Register Here
    Address: 6821 Benjamin Franklin Dr
    Columbia, MD 21046 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 power consumption will be covered. Total cost of ownership, ROI timing, combiner / filter design and insertion loss, signal quality versus efficiency, plus building design and HVAC considerations will also be reviewed. Efficiency will be analyzed in real world dollar terms: time, risk, and cost benefits, including a look at "comparatively inexpensive" PM and training options.

    Suitelife Systems
    Kenny Miller
    Who: Kenny Miller
    From: Suitelife Systems
    What: Advanced Monitoring & Control Use Cases
    When: July 11, 2023 at 6:00 PM
    Where: WJLA-TV Studios - Register Here
    Address: 1100 Wilson Blvd.
    Arlington, VA 22209 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 NFB Consulting, is a leading solution provider for Management, Monitoring and Control solutions specializing in performance data aggregation of disparate systems and facilities across multiple sites to a single database and pane of glass for increased operational efficiencies.

    HAARP: A Brief History and Engineering Review
    with Steve Floyd of Ultra Electronics
    ROX ElectronicsGoddard Amateur Radio Club
    Steve Floyd
    Who: Steve Floyd
    From: Ultra Electronics
    What: HAARP: A Brief History and Engineering Review
    When: August 8, 2023 at 6:00 PM
    Where: Goddard Space Flight Center (Visitor Center) - Register Here
    Address: 8800 Greenbelt Road
    Greenbelt, MD 20771 United States

    Sponsors: ROX Electronics and Goddard Amatuer Radio Club

    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 research project overcoming many unique and unusual radio engineering design challenges. This presentation will provide an inside view describing how the HAARP systems were designed, constructed, installed, and operated.


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