Fw: Registration for the November 8 SBE/MAB Ennes Workshop Ends this Wednesday, October 23!

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Presented by the Society of Broadcast Engineers and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters

Registration Closes Wednesday, October 23

Don't Miss the Ennes Workshop in Lansing, Michigan on Friday, November 8


The Society of Broadcast Engineers and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters present an Ennes Workshop
Friday, November 8, 2019; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

as part of the Broadcasting Career Builder Conference at the Lansing Community College West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Dr., Lansing, MI 
Schedule subject to change. 
Click here to Register or go to
Discounted hotel rates available at the Country Inn and Suites - Lansing, MI. 
Call 517-827-7000 ask for the Michigan Broadcasters Association Group Rate.
The schedule is below. 
Practical Cybersecurity for the Broadcast Station

Cybersecurity is a complex topic and even more daunting task when implementing safeguards within a broadcast facility.  This presentation will provide practical, implementable cybersecurity precautions for the broadcast station. Specific topics will include an overall understanding of cybersecurity threats, cybersecurity principals and a step-by-step infrastructure implementation guide.
Wayne Pecena, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNE Texas A&M University KAMU FM & TV

Case Histories in Lightning Protection and Grounding
This presentation will look at two separate installations, one on a mountain/high hill, one in the lowlands and the problems experienced with each, and how to overcome them.  We will  talk about the physics of a lightning strike and the best ways to help ensure that the bulk of the energy goes around our equipment, not through it. There will be discussion on how to improve existing sites, as well as optimizing grounding layout for new installations.
Jeff Welton, CBRE, Nautel
Microwave STL's - Upgrading to ATSC 3.0
Microwave STL's (Studio to Transmitter Links) have been in operation for many years at the majority of broadcast television stations supporting connection from the television Studio to the broadcast transmitter site. Several variations of microwave systems have been manufactured to enable transmission of different television signal formats including NTSC analog, dual carrier NTSC/ATSC 1.0 to support the DTV transition and, digital only supporting ATSC 1.0 for today's DTV broadcast signals. Existing digital microwave systems have supported ASI and SMPTE-310M digital baseband signals and now there are considerations to be made for ATSC 3.0 with its IP format. Microwave STL requirements to support ATSC 3.0 and their hardware infrastructure will be discussed along with what considerations should be made to upgrade your STL to support the new ATSC 3.0 format while keeping the existing ATSC 1.0 signals on the air if necessary. Microwave antennas, waveguide, data rates, modulations, path analysis, opportunistic data and frequency allocations will be topics of discussion along with new industry solutions.

Kevin Dennis, Regional Sales Director SAF North America

Spurs - Your Fault of Not?
One of the least concerning, yet most immediate requirements in broadcasting is spurious emission compliance.  It's never a problem until it's a problem.  The opportunity for spurious emissions to occur will increase as repack continues.  This presentation will explore several spur measurement techniques to identify the sources, strategies to mitigate the interfering signals and considerations for preventing them during the initial RF System design. 

Sean Edwards, Director of RF Engineering Shively Labs

Best Practices for Modern Transmitter Remote Control
The presentation will cover: transmitter control and monitoring access modes (GPIO versus serial versus SNMP), monitoring and controlling mission critical equipment besides the transmitter, and reducing false alarms, reducing avoidable site trips.  John will use real-world examples and you will learn how to work smarter, not harder.
 John Ahern, President, Davicom

Workbench Tips
The author of Radio World's popular column and Telos Alliance Western Regional Radio Sales Manager, John Bisset, will bring a combination of tips from his column and discuss the conversion to AoIP and what AES67 means to you. In this session, you will learn useful tips to do your job more efficiently as well as other things to consider when upgrading an analog facility to AoIP.
 John Bisset, Telos Alliance

Registration: $40 for both SBE Members and Non Members
Continental breakfast and lunch included. 
Click here to Register or go to
Discounted hotel rates available at the Country Inn and Suites - Lansing, MI. 
Call 517-827-7000 ask for the Michigan Broadcasters Association Group Rate.
9102 North Meridian St, Suite 150
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Fax 317-846-9120
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Due to Dale's (Sr.) busy social life, we find ourselves with an extra registration for this workshop. If anyone is interested in going and has not registered yet, please let me know. or just show up and pretend to be Dale.