We will, as we always do in December, hold elections. Afterwards we will enjoy a fantastic holiday meal. There is no formal program scheduled. This will allow us to have more time to talk in front of the virtual fire place that our hosts Pete Sakowski and Ken Sandrowicz supply.
For directions to parking and DeNaples center shown near top center of map:
University of Scranton Map
If you plan on attending, please contact Joe Glynn. We look forward to seeing everyone.
Wilkes University will be providing the pizza for our lunch and the Chapter is grateful for that! After our pizza we will have a guided tour of the facility by our host, the Center's Chief Engineer and SBE member Daniel Mattern. Dan has been in broadcasting for over 35 years and has served as the Chief Engineer at both WVIA and FOX 56.
Please mark your calendar and join us for this meeting.
There will not be a formal program. We will use the meeting to discuss the national EAS test of September 27 and see how it went.
Lunch will be at your own expense and we hope everyone can make it to let us know how your station(s) performed during the test.
Our guest speaker will be our own Al Kornak. Al is the Director of Broadcast Sales
JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation. Al will be discussing JVC's Wireless Bridge System. The new portable bridge is a powerful bonded cellular hotspot featuring Peplink's patented SpeedFusion™ technology that allows you to reliably stream your JVC camcorder signals to any destination on the Internet.
Some of the units features are:
Our guest speaker will be Mr. Frank Grundstein of Logitek Electronic Systems. He is the Director of Sales for Logitek Electronic Systems. His varied career in broadcasting spans over 35 years. Since 1993 he has been in broadcast sales working for Harris, Radio Systems and, for the past 6 years, Logitek. Frank's engineering career has touched on most environments for Audio for Broadcast. He has been a Major Market Chief Engineer, a video/film production facility manager, Chief Tech of a recording studio and a computer animator. He has a Master's Degree in Communications Systems from NYU and currently holds SBE certifications as CBRE and CBNT.
Mr. Grundstein's presentation is titled IP Protocols for Audio and Video - A networking Update. IP Audio Networks have become the accepted method for new facility construction. Video over IP is gaining traction fast. For Audio, we have the universally adopted AES-67 transport standard; the AES-70 not so widely adopted control protocol, but still no discovery protocol. For Video, there are, at this moment, an alphabet soup of 7 industry groups proposing various solutions for Video over IP. Where do we stand and how do we know what to do if we are thinking about a facility renovation? We'll review the current state of IP for Audio and Video, see where the paths intersect and maybe find a Unified Field Theory for IP for broadcast.
Please mark your calendar now so you will not miss this informative presentation!
Reports to: Chief Engineer
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PEMA has released the required monthly test schedule for 2017 shown below.
|January 19||9:05 AM||Day||EMnet|
|February 16||4:15 AM||Night
|March 16||9:15 AM||Day||EMnet|
|April 20||12:35 AM||Night||EMnet|
|May 18||10:05 AM||Day||EMnet|
|June 15||4:30 AM||Night||EMnet|
|July 20||10:15 AM||Day||EMnet|
|August 17||12:45 AM||Night||EMnet|
|September 21||10:30 AM||Day||EMnet|
|October 19||4:40 AM||Night||EMnet|
|November 16||10:45 AM||Day||EMnet
|December 21||4:45 AM||Night||EMnet|
Any retired member of SBE needing a ride to a meeting, please contact any current SBE officer.
September 21-23, 2016: NAB Radio Show, Nashville, TN
|Exam Dates||Location||Application Deadline|
|February 2-12, 2018||Local Chapters||December 31, 2017|
|April 10, 2018||NAB Convention, Las Vegas NV||March 2, 2018|
|June 1-11, 2018||Local Chapters||April 20, 2018|
|August 3-13, 2018||Local Chapters||June 5, 2018|
|November 2-12, 2018||Local Chapters||September 24, 2018|
For information on certification or to schedule an exam call:Robert Reite 570-655-2880
ScholarshipThe Society of Broadcast Engineers, Chapter 2 scholarship is awarded to a student in the Electronic Technology Program at Johnson College with recognized technical aptitude and scholastic achievement.
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Society of Broadcast Engineers Chapter 2
200 W. Main St.
Nanticoke, PA 18634-1407
Officers for 2017
Joseph Glynn, CSTE
Bob Reite, CBT
Frequency Coordinator for Northeastern PA
Board of Directors
|Chester Brzostek||Barry A. Erick, CSTE||Robert Folmar, CSTE|
|Jon Koons||Michael Morkavage||Chuck Sakoski, CSBE|
|Peter Sakowski||Ronald Schacht, CPBE||N. Clifford Smith Jr.|
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