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Recent updates to website (6/2/15)

Posted June 2015 meeting info, and posted digital copy of June 2015 newsletter.

Updated chapter sponsor page

 

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

Location:

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
Chester.
Please RSVP to david.rodriguez@ideastream.org by
10 July 2015 so he knows how many lunches to get.

Download the June 2015 newsletter

The June 2015 newsletter can be downloaded in PDF format HERE

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

Location:

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

 

Location:

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

 

Location:

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.

February 2015 Meeting Info

Date: Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
Time: Gather at 7pm, Meeting at 7:30pm

 

Location:

Kent State TeleProductions
1325 Theater Drive
Kent State University 44242

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Our next meeting on Tuesday Feb. 10th will be back at the Kent State University -TeleProductions Department in the Center for the Performing Arts building (formerly Music and Speech Center) at 1325 Theater Dr., Kent, OH 44242. Our hosts will be Allen Fenner Video Engineer and Dan Tonelli Engineering and Operations Manager. Park in the tiered parking lot in front of the building. Parking is free after 5pm.

January 2015 Meeting Info

Date: Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
Time: Bus leaves at 1:00pm, Tour begins at 1:15pm

This meeting/tour is open to pre-approved guests only

Location:
NASA SCaN Testbed Project
21000 Brookpark Road
Cleveland, OH 44135
Our next meeting, on Tuesday January 13th at 1 pm, is somewhere new again, and it isn’t really even a meeting. As you should have seen in the emails going around in Dec., we have the opportunity to tour the NASA SCaN Testbed Project Center. Ed Miller has been working with NASA on the local frequency coordination issues that came up and made the contact for this one. The Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Program is responsible for providing communications and navigation services to space flight missions throughout the solar system.
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The tour will consist of several areas within the SCaN Testbed project labs and control areas. We have sent in the list of our tour group since all visitors needed to be pre-badged so if you missed the emails, sorry but you cant be added on now. Meet at the pickup parking lot by 1pm on the 13th for the bus to transport the us over to building B333 for the tour.  Entry to the parking for the Center is at 21000 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44135 !

November 2014 Meeting Info

Date: Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
Time: Gathering at 7:00PM Meeting at 7:30PM

Location:
Normandy High School
2500 West Pleasant Valley Road
Parma, OH 44134
Our next meeting on Tuesday November 11th will be somewhere else new again! We will be meeting at Normandy High School, 2500 West Pleasant Valley Road Parma, OH 44134. Our host will be David Droes who runs the Broadcasting Program there.
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Parking is in the front lot of the school,
come in the main doors and make an immediate left for the
lab and classroom. The program will be from our own Frank
Foti on how he’s been Webcasting High School Sports for his
Alma Mater.