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The 2015 Ohio Broadcast Engineering Conference will be held Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and will feature a full day of educational sessions for radio and television engineers, along with a dedicated exhibitors’ showcase.

Recent updates to website (8/4/15)
Posted August 2015 meeting info, and posted digital copy of August 2015 newsletter.

Download the September 2015 newsletter

Download the September 2015 Newsletter HERE [PDF]

August 2015 Meeting Info

Date: Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
Time: Gather at 5:00pm, Meeting at 7:00pm


Penitentiary Glen Reservation
8668 Kirtland Chardon Rd
Willoughby, OH 44094

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From Blake Thompson, Program Chair SBE CH.70
 Our next meeting on Tuesday Aug. 11th is the always popular Picnic/Election meeting and we’ll be back at the even more popular Penitentiary Glenn Reservation, the home of Lakeshore Live Steamers. Frank Foti, will co-host with his Live Steamer, Eastwind. You can arrive any time after 5 pm. Our election meeting will be at 7pm, with the foods arriving somewhere in between. Take I-90 to the Mentor Rt -306 exit. (See map on page 2.) Head south on Rt-306, passing Lakeland Community College on your left. Proceed down the hill to the light at Rt-615 and turn left. Go a few tenths of a mile to the light at Kirtland-Chardon Road and turn right. ‘Penitentiary Glen Reservation is exactly 2 miles down on the right side. Pull into the main parking lot and the railroad is located just behind it. You will see a picnic pavilion to the right of the parking lot and we will be to the side of the walkway that goes to the pavilion. On another program note the OBEC conference is on Wednesday September 23rd. We have another full slate of interesting programs including new IT breakout sessions this year. Go to http://oab.org/engineering/obec/ to register and get more info. It’s looking like another good conference.

Download the August 2015 newsletter

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Download the July 2015 newsletter

The July 2015 newsletter can be downloaded in PDF format HERE

July 2015 Meeting Info

Date: Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
Time: Gather at 9:45am, Meeting at 10:00am


Idea Center at Playhouse Square
1375 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH

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From Blake Thompson, Program Chair SBE CH.70
Our next meeting will be at the Idea Center at
Play House Square in Cleveland on Tuesday July 14th from
10:00 am until noon, lunch will be provided. David Rodriguez
has invited us all to a session focusing on the
changes to broadcast infrastructure relating to the migration
to Video over IP. This session is sponsored by Evertz Microsystems.
This will not be a sales pitch but rather a chance
to learn from leaders in the broadcast industry. It is also a
great opportunity to ask questions and learn from your peers.
You are welcome to share this invitation with your colleagues.
Make special note of the time, 10 am – noon, our
short business meeting will run after the program! The location
is at 1375 Euclid Avenue, and Parking is available in the
Play House Square parking deck located at East 13th and
Please RSVP to david.rodriguez@ideastream.org by
10 July 2015 so he knows how many lunches to get.

Download the June 2015 newsletter

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The June 2015 newsletter can be downloaded in TEXT format HERE

June 2015 Meeting Info

Date: Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
Time: Gather at 7:00pm, Meeting at 7:30pm


WKSU Studios
1613 East Summit Street
Kent, OH 44242

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From Blake Thompson, Program Chair SBE CH.70

Our next meeting on Tuesday June 9th will be back at
the WKSU studios, 1613 E. Summit St. Kent, Ohio 44242,
hosted by Chuck Poulton. Our program will be from Gary
Liebisch of Nautel about their new HD Multicast system.
He will be highlighting the Technology Demonstration that
Nautel’s Philipp Schmid showed at NAB, whereby it was
demonstrated that it is possible to put 15 multicast digitalonly
signals in a 600 kHz channel, or 9 multicast signals in
a 400 kHz channel using a single transmitter. The implications
of it being technically feasible while maintaining
compatibility with existing receivers opens up futuristic
possibilities for sharing of facilities among multiple stations
for spectrum efficiency, or for accommodating existing
AM’s on the FM band. The usual times apply. Gather at
7pm with our business

May 2015 Meeting Info

Date: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
Time: Gather at 7:00pm, Meeting at 7:30pm



Telos Alliance
1241 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114

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Our next meeting on Tuesday May 12th is back at our home base, the Telos Alliance HQ, 1241 Superior Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114. The program will be an NAB recap of all the cool new gear the Alliance de-buted last month, including the ‘Talk of Vegas’ 25-Sev-en Systems Voltair unit. Plus many more from the Om-nia group starting with their Omnia 7 processor, the VOCO 8 mic processor, and Omnia SG9 stereo genera-tor. Linear Acoustic had their MT-2000 bitstream ana-lyzer, Aero-soft software based TV processor, and SDI X-node. On the Telos side they showed the Zephyr I-port Plus multi-channel IP codec and updates to the Z/IP Stream family of web coders. As you can see we’ll have plenty to see and talk about. Usual times apply, gather at 7pm with our meeting at &:30 and the program to follow that.

March 2015 Meeting Info

Date: Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
Time: Gather at 6:45pm, Meeting at 7:15pm



Radio One/Cleveland
6555 Carnegie Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44103

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We get to go to a NEW place again this month. Our next
meeting will be at the new home of Radio One/Cleveland located
at 6555 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland, 44103, where our host will
be Gary Zocolo. The program will be the SBE White Spaces
webinar presented by Joe Snelson, CPBE, 8-VSB. The FCC is
now allowing unlicensed wireless devices to operate in vacant,
or TV White Space, channels as well as accommodating unlicensed
microphone use. This webinar provides an overview of
what the FCC has authorized for unlicensed devices and how
this will impact the daily operations of a broadcaster, news organization
or production company. These rules impact us in so
many ways it seems like a ‘must know’ topic.
Since this webinar is 90 minutes we’ll gather at 6:45-7pm
with our business meeting at 7:15, and the program to follow
that. Gary will also give interested folks a tour of the new facilities.