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Next Chapter 2 Meeting

Thursday 16 December 2021

Our next SBE Meeting will be in person on Thursday 16 December at 6:30 PM.
It will be held at Leggio's Restaurant at 1092 Route 315 in Plains. We will order off the menu so that you can get what you want.
There is no presentation scheduled, but we will be having our annual chapter two elections at this meeting.
It is recommended that you be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to attened.

Tuesday August 10, 2021

Our next SBE Meeting will be next Tuesday August 10th at 1pm. We will have a presentation by the fine folks at Leader Electronics.

Leader Electronics is a manufacturer specialized in electronic measuring instruments. Our strengths lie in video related fields including high definition video for television, motion pictures and so on, and our main business is to develop, manufacture and sell a wide variety of electronic measuring instruments, including measuring instruments for broadcasting stations, measuring instruments for consumer electronics production automation and labor-saving, and measuring instruments for maintenance.

Join Joe Castallano and Steve Holmes with Leader where we get into the nature of IP, how it differs from SDI, and how to work with both SDI and IP effectively as you move into IP-based operations and workflows.

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Wednesday June 9, 2021

The next Chapter 2 meeting is scheduled for Wednesday June 9th at 1 PM

This will be a virtual meeting preent by QForce using Microsoft Teams

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QForce uses cutting edge unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV/UAS's) and technologies to produce efficient, accurate and cost effective measurement solutions within the broadcast, telecommunications and defense RF environments.

If your station is part of the FCC REPACK project, this service is completely reimbursable to most of our customers, plus QCommunications (parent company to QForce) offers a 100% guarantee towards reimbursement. This means that if by some chance that in the unlikely event the FCC will not reimburse the services, our customers are not out anything and all invoices collected to date will be returned and no further action will be taken. (This is after allowing QComm to work for correction prior). We have a sound relationship working with the FCC and working within the Form 399 process. We also offer the reimbursement submittal of your full Comprehensive Coverage Verification via Field Study to the FCC as an additional benefit to our customers.

Substantial amounts of RF data are collected by our systems, more than by historical means. We produce quality Antenna Measurement Reports detailing the operation of your system as well as any issues that have been detected. We also recommend ways of improving these issues. Preliminary reports are available the day of the inspection and final report within 10 days, not weeks.

Tuesday April 6, 2021

The next Chapter 2 meeting is scheduled for Tuesday April 6th at 1 PM

The presentation is by Al Roa from Scale Logic.
We will update this listing as we get more info.

This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom
Scale Logic Presentation to SBE- PA Chapter
When Tue Apr 6, 2021 1pm - 2pm Eastern Time

Join link for Zoom meeting below s(ID: 95489647487, passcode: 060532)

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(US) +1 301-715-8592 (passcode: 060532)

Chapter 2 of the Society of Broadcast Engineers thanks the following companies for their support of our chapter and the Chapter 2 Scholarship given to Johnson College.

Dielectric Thank you Christine Zuba

Wednesday February 10, 2021

Virtual starting at 1:00 PM. Join link follows the description.

Title- The Transition from SDI to ST 2110 IP and ST 2059 PTP - Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Abstract- This presentation will be a tutorial on what you need to know to understand the challenges we face in making the transition from SDI to an IP based transport for video, audio and data. Karl will share what he has learned by being involved in several ST 2110 and ST 2059 deployments with a focus on what questions early adopters wish they had asked. New troubleshooting methodologies are required to visualize variable delay across the network and how critical multilayer trend measurements can be made on the stream to improve QoS and QoE.

Speaker Bio- Karl Kuhn is a Principal Solutions Architect at Telestream specializing in next gen test and measurement of ST 2110 IP, ST 2059 PTP, 4K and UHD, HDR and WCG, and transmission. He launched his career at Tektronix in 2000. Prior to Tektronix he was the lead Video Test Engineer for IBM in their Digital Video Development Laboratory in Bethesda, MD. Karl holds 3 U.S. patents and 1 Japanese patent that cover In-service Testing of Digital Broadcast Video. He is a contributing author for the 11th Edition of the NAB Handbook responsible for chapter 2.9 covering Digital Video Standards and Practices. He is the SMPTE Eastern Region Governor and Past SMPTE North American Sections Director. In 2015 Karl was raised to SMPTE Fellow. He is also a Certified Project Management Professional thru PMI and the George Washington University.

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Position Offered

IT Technologist

Full Time RegularTechnical
Jenkins Township, PA, US
6 days agoRequisition ID: 1008
Salary Range:$15.0000 To 21.0000 Hourly

Who we are: WVIA is the PBS and NPR affiliate serving over 22 counties in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. For over 50 years WVIA has been committed to serving the people by offering informational, educational, and entertaining content that enriches and expands viewpoints and serves as a catalyst for positive change. WVIA television channels include WVIA TV, WVIA PBS Kids 24/7, and WVIA Create. WVIA’s radio channels include WVIA Radio, WVIA HD2 and the Chiaroscuro Channel. WVIA’s programs can also be found streaming live and on-demand on and the WVIA app. We are located in Pittston, PA, just minutes from Interstate 81 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

What is the role?: The IT Technologist installs and maintains computer and broadcast engineering systems and networks aiming for the highest functionality for all users. The IT Technologist also provides excellent customer service to end users.

What are the role responsibilities?

Who succeeds in this role?

What are some of the benefits at WVIA?

WVIA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment practices based on any protected category. Minority groups are encouraged to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to those with disabilities.

Joseph A. Glynn, CPBE
Chief Technology Officer
100 WVIA Way
Pittston, PA 18640

2021 Pennsylvania EAS RMT Schedule

Date Time Day/Night Sent via
January 21 9:05 AM Day EMnet
February 18 4:15 AM Night
March 18 9:15 AM Day EMnet
April 15 12:35 AM Night EMnet
May 20 10:05 AM Day EMnet
June 17 4:30 AM Night EMnet
July 15 10:15 AM Day EMnet
August 19 12:45 AM Night EMnet
September 16 10:30 AM Day EMnet
October 21 4:40 AM Night EMnet
November 18 10:45 AM Day EMnet
December 16 4:45 AM Night EMnet

Free Rides

Any retired member of SBE needing a ride to a meeting, please contact any current SBE officer.


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SBE Certification Exam Schedule for 2021

 Exam Dates Location Application Deadline
February 5-15, 2021 Local Chapters December 31, 2020
June 4-14, 2021 Local Chapters April 16, 2021
August 6-16, 2021 Local Chapters June 11, 2021
November 5-15, 2021 Local Chapters September 10, 2021

For information on certification or to schedule an exam call:

Robert Reite



The 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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Joesph Glynn
Bob Reite, CBT
Jon Koons

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