OF INTEREST TO THE
PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY
28, SOCIETY OF BROADCAST ENGINEERS
THIS MONTH'S MEETING
Antenna and RF System Design for the FCC Repack
& Tour of the Milwaukee Radio Alliance
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Milwaukee Radio Alliance
(WLUM, WLDB, WZTI)
N72 W12922 Good Hope Road
(2nd Driveway East of Appleton Ave, or the
1st driveway West of the traffic light at Flint drive)
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
will be starting Dinner at 6 pm. Following
will conduct our monthly business meeting, followed by our evenings
pesentation: Eddy Vanderkerden, Director of Sales, Broadcast
Division of RFS will discuss Antenna
and RF System Design for the FCC Repack. Eddy has over 30 years
of experience in the sales of TV and Video test and measurement
equipment. For 15 years, he was responsible for Rhode &
Schwarz T&M products in his home of Belgium. Eddy came to the
US with his family in 2001 ot expand the Rhode & Schwarz USA sales
organization, and continued for 10 years. He is currently
Director of Sales for Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) in the USA, and is
actively engaged in teh FCC Repack.
Following our tehnical presentation, newly elected Program Chairman John Church will present a tour of his facility.
of Tuesday, February 17,
Location: Entercom Communications Milwaukee
Program: Election of Officers & NAB Review
Attendance: 6 Members (3 Certified), and 1 guest
After a meal of pizza and soda, the Business meeting was convened by Chapter Chair, Christopher Tarr at 6:34 pm.
We begin with elections for officers and board members for the
2018-2019 business year. Nominations presented so far are:
Chapter Chair: Christopher Tarr
Vice Chair & Programming Chair: Dave Janzer
Secretary: Mark Heller
Treasurer: Chuck Janzer
Board Member, Radio: Dave Janzer
Board Member, Television: Ron Pellegrini
Dave Janzer needed to decline the nomination for Vice Charman, and John
Church accepted the nomination. Since each office was unapposed,
the slate was approved by acclimation.
For this evenings program, Kirk Harnack from the
Telos Alliance (Telos/Omnia/Axia/Linear Acoustics) will join us via
Skype to talk about the NAB show and some of the new offerings by the
Business meeting ended at 7:13pm.
WISN-TV Seeking Asst. Director of Engineering
March 30, 2018
WISN-TV, Channel 12 in Milwaukee, has an
opening for an Assistant Director of Engineering. Please visit
the SBE Milwaukee website at http://sbe28.org/c28_jobs.html
WBA Fellowships Available
Get Ahead With the SBE
Membership Drive 2018
March 26, 2018
The Don Borchert Broadcasters Clinic Fellowship honors the founder of
the Clinic by providing the recipient and expense free trip to the
event, which will be held Oct. 9-11 in Madison. This fellowship is made possible through the financial support
of the Wisconsin SBE Chapters and the Wisconsin Broadcasters
To apply, CLICK HERE for the Borchert application
The WBA Engineering Fellowship
provides a stipend for Broadcast Engineers serving Wisconsin member
stations to acquire continuing education in broadcast
engineering. The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and the WBA
Foundation will award up to (5) $1000 Grants statewide, which can be
used for courses in Information Technology/Networking, Engineering
Leadership/Management (such as the SBE Leadership Seminar), Electrical
Engineering/Transmission courses, or other "new technology".
To Apply, CLICK HERE for the Engineering application.
This years WBA Summer Engineering Conference is scheduled for June 20 in Milwaukee.
March 1, 2018
Help your colleagues develop their professional careers:
have them join the SBE today.
The SBE wants your help in recruiting new members, and you can win rewards for your efforts.
Sponsor a new Member, Associate Member or Sustaining Member between
March 1 and May 31, 2018, and you will be eligible for the prize
drawings. For each approved new member applications you sponsor,
your will earn $5 off your 2019 membership dues, up to $25. Each
new member application may have only one sponsor. Applications
must be received at teh SBE National Office between March 1 and May 31,
2018, to e eligible. Drawing for all prizes will be completed by
June 26, 2018.
New in 2018: If you recruit three or more Regular or Associate Members, or one Sustaining Member, you will also receive an upgrade to SBE MemberPlus for the remainder of the 2018 membership period.
New members are welcome throughout the year. Here's the link to the member application: SBE Membership application
A trip to the SBE National Meeting
held in conjunction with the annual Media Resource Expo 2018 in
Danvers, MA, Oct. 2-3, 2018. Prize package includes round trip airfare
for one from within the continental US to the meeting; all SBE National
Meeting and engineering conference events; and two nights at the host
SBE MemberPlus Shows Early Success
February 8, 2018
January 1, the Society
of Broadcast Engineers,
the association for
and multimedia technology professionals, launched its
member benefit, SBE MemberPlus. Adopted by
the SBE Board of Directors at
its meeting in October 2017, the enhanced member benefit allows
Regular, Senior or Associate members to upgrade their membership with
full access to the more than 62 Webinars by SBE.
The SBE's relatively low dues already provide access to SBE
publications, social media outlets, job listings, compensation survey
results and access to a life insurance program, as well as member
discounts for SBE certification, education programs and purchases at the
SBE Bookstore. SBE MemberPlus provides more value to members who choose
to enhance their membership.
Initial response to SBE MemberPlus has been positive. For less than
the cost of two Webinars by SBE, SBE MemberPlus members have access to
more than 62 online education programs that cover a wide range of
technical broadcast and media topics.
SBE annual membership runs from April 1 to March 31. SBE members
received their renewal notices in early February, and already, more than
125 members have renewed their memberships or joined the SBE and added
the MemberPlus benefit.
On the initial success, SBE President Jim
Leifer, CPBE, said, "The SBE Board of Directors expected SBE MemberPlus
would be an attractive option to our members, but the response in the
first several weeks of 2018 has doubled our exceeded our projections.
SBE MemberPlus is an obvious value to SBE members."
Individuals can join or renew their traditional SBE membership as a
Regular, Senior or Associate member (based on eligibility) at the rate
of $85, and purchase any SBE online education program a la carte. SBE
MemberPlus has all the benefits of traditional SBE membership and
includes access to all the live and archived Webinars by SBE in the SBE
catalog plus any new webinars the SBE adds during the membership year,
but at a higher cost ($175).
The SBE has prepared a video explaining SBE MemberPlus.
Access to the SBE webinars through the SBE MemberPlus program is
limited to the member-purchaser only. They are not permitted to
distribute, sell, copy, share, project or otherwise make the webinars
available to any other individual or group without express written
permission by the SBE.
SBE Leadership Development Course
Set for August 7-9, 2018
February 5, 2018
Society of Broadcast Engineers will
hold the 2018 SBE Leadership
Development Course Aug. 7-9, 2018, in
Atlanta, GA. This three-day course is
an intensive study of successful
leadership and management, designed
specifically for broadcast engineers.
The course explores the nature of
leadership, the difference between
being a manager and being a leader,
how to build a winning team, the
importance of attitude in the
leadership position, communication
insights and so much more.
Instructing the course for the seventh
year will be Rodney Vandeveer,
professor of Organizational Leadership
and Supervision at Purdue University.
Vandeveer brings more than 30 years of
experience in human resources
management, training, development and
Peterle Appointed as
Ennes Educational Foundation
January 23, 2018
SBE Board of Directors, atits meeting on Oct. 25, 2017, approved the
appointment of Tony Peterle, CPBE,
to fill an open trustee position on
the Ennes Educational Foundation
Trust. The trustee position
opened when Leonard Charles, CPBE,
resigned from the Trust to devote
more time to his retirement. Charles
had served as a trustee since 2011.
Trustees have no term limit.
to Fill SBE Board Vacancy
17 , 2017
The SBE Board of
Directors, at its meeting on Oct. 25,
approved the appointment of David
Siegler, CPBE, to fill an open position
on the SBE Board of Directors. The Board
seat opened when Jim Bernier, CPBE,
CBNE, was elected to the office of SBE
treasurer in the recent election.
Siegler fills Bernier's unexpired term
that will end in the fall 2018.
is VP, technical operations, of Cox
Media Group. He is based in Atlanta. He
is also a member of the AFCCE, ATSC,
IEEE, and SMPTE, and serves on the board
of directors of the ATSC and the Journal
Award Committee for SMPTE. He is a SMPTE
Fellow Member and was awarded Broadcast
& Cable's Technology Leadership
award in 2015.
On the appointment and
after the swearing in of the board and
officers, SBE President Jim Leifer,
CPBE, said, "Dave had previously
expressed an interest in serving on the
Board, so it was a natural choice to ask
him to join the Board now. I'm glad to
have him with us."
exam preparation software
SBE CertPreview sample
certification test software is available.
It's a downloadable version with features to
help review your areas of knowledge. Sample
tests are available for Broadcast
Technologist, Audio Engineer, Video
Engineer, Broadcast Networking Technologist,
Broadcast Engineer and Senior Broadcast
Engineer in both radio and television.
Sample tests contain approximately 100
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answers prior to scoring the sample exam,
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sample exam after the scoring process. You
can also see the results by topical
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and weaknesses.. It provides a list of
resources from which to learn more about a
The SBE CertPreview is a preparation for the
* Certified Broadcast Technologist® (CBT)
Certified Broadcast Technologist® (CBT)
Certified Broadcast Networking
Certified Audio Engineer® (CEA®)
Certified Video Engineer® (CEV®)
Certified Broadcast Radio Engineer
Certified Broadcast Television Engineer
Certified Senior Radio Engineer (CSRE®)
Certified Senior Television Engineer
Directional Specialist™ (AMD™)
Specialist (8-VSB) ™
Digital Radio Broadcast Specialist™
Cost for each SBE
CERTpreview practice test is $32 for the
download version or $36 plus $3 shipping
for the CD. To order a copy, visit
The Certification exam
session dates for 2018 are listed
below. For more information about SBE
Certification, contact Chapter Certification
Chair Rick Ryan at (414) 305-9374 or RickRyan@wi.rr.com,
or contact Megan Clappe, Certification
Director at the SBE National Office at (317)
846-9000 or MClappe@sbe.org.
Fees for 2018 are as follows:
Radio Broadcast Specialist
include first year membership
support our sustaining members
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