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Wednesday December 13 2017

Chapter II of the Society of Broadcast Engineers will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held at The DeNaples Center at the University of Scranton.

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.

Wednesday November 29 2017

Chapter II of the Society of Broadcast Engineers will hold its next meeting on Wednesday November 29, 2017. The meeting will be held at 1:00 pm in the Wilkes University, Karambelas Media and Communication Center. The 14,000-square-foot center is located at 141 South Main St., It brings the communication studies departments' co-curricular activities under one roof. These include WCLH Radio, Wilkes Now Television, The Beacon student newspaper, the student-run public relations agency Zebra Communications and the speech and debate team.

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.

Wednesday October 4 2017

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday October 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm. The meeting will be held at Perkins Restaurant on Route 315 in Pittston Township.

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.

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday September 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm. The meeting will be held at Perkins Restaurant on Route 315 in Pittston Township.

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:

Al will be buying lunch and we hope you can join us for this informative meeting so mark your calendar so you do not miss this meeting!

Wednesday February 8, 2017

Chapter II of the Society of Broadcast Engineers will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, February 8, at 1:00 pm. The meeting will be held at Perkins Restaurant located at 304 Route 315, Pittston, PA. You can order lunch off the menu on your own.

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!

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EAS News Update

Date: December 20, 2016

PEMA has released the required monthly test schedule for 2017 shown below.

2017 Pennsylvania EAS RMT Schedule

Date Time Day/Night Sent via
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

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Society of Broadcast Engineers Chapter 2
200 W. Main St.
Nanticoke, PA 18634-1407

Officers for 2017

Joseph Glynn, CSTE
Vice Chairman
Pete Sakowski
Bob Reite, CBT
Jon Koons

Frequency Coordinator for Northeastern PA
Mike Morkavage

Board of Directors

  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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