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October 10, 2009
October 2009 Newsletter
SBE Chapter 48 / SMPTE Rocky Mountain Section
September 2009 Meeting Report
Remote Monitoring and Control Technologies for Radio and Television
Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Time: 6:15 PM Refreshments, 7:00 PM Program
Location: Harris Broadcast, 9800 South Meridian Blvd, Suite 300, Englewood, CO 80112
Presenter: Ken Dillard, Statmon Technologies
Ken Dillard is EVP of Global Sales and Marketing for Statmon Technologies Corporation. His presentation was an open and interactive discussion of remote control and monitoring via IP.
He reviewed Statmon's Accurate (tm) solution for monitoring Local People Meter (LPM) and Portable People Meter (PPM) data as deployed by Nielsen Media Research and Arbitron Inc in the US. Accurate can interface to both the Norpak Universal Reader and/or Nielsen NACAT application as well as to the Arbitron encoding and decoding units. Ken also discussed interpreting decoded data from these sources, Accurate can alarm, notify, and log when discrepancies in LPM and PPM data occur. The purpose is to insure that market share is accurately reported and that any discrepancies are logged.
Mr. Dillard went on to describe how Statmon also has solutions for network based remote monitoring of devices, networks and systems where automatic control and response is required, such as switching to a redundant system, resetting, running a control program or disabling a fault. Ken will describe Statmon's solution called Axess (tm), used by broadcasters such as Qualcomm/Media Flo, Belo, Cox and CBS to monitor and control sites across the US.
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Random Radio Thoughts
Cris Alexander, CPBE, AMD
Crawford Broadcasting Company
Another MoM Grant!
Last month, I reported in these pages that KCKK got a grant on its Method of Moments license application. This month, I got a grant on the KLVZ daytime MoM application.
It was interesting that the Media Bureau didn’t make an issue of the field meter calibration on my application as it did on the KCKK app. I was prepared in the event that they did challenge the calibration. I had sent my FIM in to Potomac and got an “incoming calibration” certificate. I guess I could have saved that money! Anyway, I should have my FIM back with a fresh calibration shortly. If any of you are contemplating making some field measurements for a proof or a 301, I would be glad to let you check your meter against mine, which has the same effect from the FCC’s perspective of a one-time, one-frequency calibration.
One other thing that was different about the KLVZ grant – I had done the model using my own new modeling program, ACSModel. Evidently the FCC was able to replicate my results on one of its modeling programs or I would have gotten a deficiency letter. Needless to say, I’m thrilled that my program works for the FCC!
AM IBOC Interference
Last month, there were news items in both Radio World Newsbytes (online) and Radio World (Sept. 9 issue) about an ongoing IBOC interference issue between KBRT(AM) in Los Angeles and Midwest Television’s KFMB(AM) in San Diego. The reporting evidently came directly from a back-and-forth set of pleadings with the FCC, and to the extent of what was contained in those pleadings, the reporting was factual. However, as is so often the case, such pleadings are full of posturing and hand waving designed to paint the best overall picture for the cases of both sides.
In this case in particular, the KFMB pleadings were especially colorful, containing certain exaggerations that would imply that KFMB’s coverage is completely obliterated in some areas of Orange County. That, of course, is simply not true. Since January, the power in KBRT’s upper primary digital carriers has been on the order of 2.5 watts, hardly enough power to cause serious impairment to a 5 kW station just down the coast.
There was a lot that was not included in the trade press reports. Those reports didn’t give any background, which would have told the underlying story that KFMB moved to 760 kHz, second adjacent to KBRT’s 740 kHz frequency, in 1962, creating a situation with 100% prohibited contour overlap. These two stations have been beating each other up with interference ever since, with improvement coming only with the installation of NRSC-2 audio filtering in 1990.
The reports also didn’t mention the high degree of cooperation that KBRT has responded with, including two voluntary power reductions. Neither did they mention that the KFMB reports were completely exaggerated. Measurements made last month in exactly the same locations that KFMB labeled “unlistenable” in its FCC complaint showed nothing more than background hiss under the otherwise very listenable (but weak) KFMB signal.
The reality here is that the KBRT/KFMB scenario is a “purple cow,” a unique situation likely not duplicated anywhere else in the nation. Whatever happens here should have little bearing on any other case (are there any even similar?).
No doubt all of you are on your game in terms of FCC compliance issues, but just in case you forgot…
Annual occupied bandwidth measurements for AM stations (§73.44) are due every 14 months. Have you made the required measurements and placed them in the station records within that time frame?
Quarterly tower inspections for Q3 were due last month. Q4 inspections can be done anytime between now and the end of the year. My suggestion is to do them sooner rather than later, while the weather is still good!
The FCC recently inspected one of my California stations, specifically looking at the public file. The inspector noted that we were missing the current ownership report (the most recent report was filed in July of 2007).
On the surface, it would appear that the inspector was right and that we were busted for the violation – but that’s not really the case. You might recall that the ownership report rule was changed in April of this year to require biennial reports filed each November. The catch was for stations that otherwise normally file their Form 323 between April and November. Those stations would have to file two reports in 2009. The FCC addressed this in a Public Notice back in May that waived the Form 323 filing for those stations until November 1, 2009. Evidently the inspector was not aware of the new rule or the Public Notice.
There is a chance that other stations could be inspected and tagged for “non-compliance” in this area this month. If it happens to you, point the inspector to DA 09-1221, the Public Notice on the subject.
If you have news to share with the Rocky Mountain radio engineering community, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The KE0VH Hamshack
SBE IRLP Hamnet
We are working very hard to further the cause (and use) of our SBE IRLP Hamnet. As you may or may not know, it is a recognized Amateur Radio net for SBE broadcast engineers who are hams. It was designed to make an avenue of communication between SBE Engineering amateur radio operators across the country for general contact and information, and interested amateurs who want to participate. Unfortunately it is not growing as much as hoped, coming up on its 3rd year of operation. But we are going to continue to operate the net and hopefully see it grow in use and contacts.
This past month, we had a really exciting development. Our New York City CBS network engineer who gets on with us, Bruce, WA2ZST, announced that the WA2CBS repeater on the Empire State building would be tying into the IRLP Reflector node # 9615 (this is our net reflector) and would be there for SBE, and Broadcast Engineering discussions and use in emergencies for whatever communications may be needed. This is something that we had wanted to implement for a long time, encouraging others to use the IRLP reflector and have a great time, while also using it in times of need for communications of a broadcast technical use in case of emergencies. Back when we first started the net, Tom Bosscher, K8TB had suggested this and approved use of the reflector thru the Great Lakes Repeater group. So, if you would like to talk to some really great hams in NYC via the Empire State building, dial up node 9615 from your local IRLP Repeater.
There are also plans to put the reflector on and make it available via Echolink. And there is now an SBE node 9615 email list, if you would like to be on it please contact email@example.com. And, don’t forget to join us on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month on the SBE IRLP Hamnet. We also stream the net with a link on our instructional page at www.qsl.net/ke0vh/SBEhamnet.html for those who either may not have access to the IRLP or are not ham operators but would like to listen in.
Also, in a final note this month, I am no longer with Entercom Denver. Those of you with my email address there will want to change it to firstname.lastname@example.org. That email is and will always be active if I can be of any service to you.
73’ for this month
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Featuring News, Rumors and Views
From Usually Reliable and Irrefutable Sources
By Clay Freinwald
SBE Seattle Chapter 16
Due to the confluence of a number of events….For the first time in, I can’t recall when, I am late getting this column off to those that get it to you….for this, I apologize.
And what are those events?
Salmon Run, aka, The Washington State QSO Party. Like last year, the South Hill Contest group, N7PP, went over to the Blue Mountains to operate an Amateur Radio Contest. This time to Columbia County from a 5100 foot location Where we set up two stations (One Phone and one CW) 7 antennas, a wireless network using high gain antennas, multiple computers, transceivers and about a thousand feet of rope and coax. We roughed it…except for the porta-potty that we rented and I hauled over and back. If you are not a Ham you probably don’t quite understand this….Don’t feel bad, as a lot of Hams don’t either. There are those that are into contesting and then there are the rest.
Last year we got the top score in the state, from neighboring Garfield County, and preliminary information indicates with did it again. This event is administered by the Western Washington DX Club in Seattle. You can check out their web-site for more info.
The second event – I suddenly found out that I, quickly, needed to move my workshop from a little building on Cougar Mt, where it’s been for the last 5 years, back to Auburn. This is not small task for a pack-rat and collector of perfectly good parts that someone might want to use someday.
The third event – You have all certainly have read or seen news stories about the potential for flooding in the Green River Valley due to ‘issues’ with the Howard Hansen Dam that are going to significantly impact the ability of the dam to hold back water during our rainy season. If you are an old timer, you recall the days before the dam built in and how the Valley used to flood. Since 1962, when the dam was built, the Valley stopped flooding. This changed the way the valley is used from agriculture to industry with a zillion dollars worth of, you name it, constructed in the last 50 years…now all in danger of being flooded out. Directly impacting me is the Night Transmitter Site for 1210. Like every thing else in the Valley, this 4 tower array was constructed based on the notion that the Dam - permanently – ended the flooding issues. According to the projections I have seen, the transmitter building could see 6 feet of water inside. The transmitter building, like a lot of those in this business, was being used for significant storage…My job – Find a place for the good-stuff and haul to the dump the not so good stuff…and make plans for dealing with damage to what’s left…..and - Do it now. We are investigating the possibility of elevating the transmitter building by about 8 feet to save the expensive stuff from high-water. At this writing, it’s not clear what the owners will do. They did recently receive permission to operate 1210, at night, from the Day Site (at SR 18 & 167 in Auburn) with very low power. Had the dam not have been built, 1210 would have a transmitter site like KRKO in Everett with everything on stilts. Should the worst take place….A Pineapple Express dumping a foot of rainfall in the area, the damage to the Valley north to Renton is going to be huge as the Dam has no choice but let the water flow through. Yes the Army Corps is franticly trying to make temporary repairs, but they cannot be tested until next spring. Yikes !
On Monday, Oct 5th…I’m off to my final SBE Board of Directors Meeting in Verona, N.Y. (East of Syracuse). Am flying into Rochester and will be traveling with the Entercom Chief there, Joe Fleming, to the Chapter 22 Convention and meetings.
Not only am I leaving the Board but will be ending my 10 year run as chair of the Society’s EAS Committee. Taking over that job will be Ralph Beaver and boy is stepping in at an interesting time. FEMA continues to wrestle or, perhaps, struggle, with putting this all together. Meanwhile the GAO is out with very critical report on how the process is going. Early on in this process, I went to Washington to try and find out what the Fed’s view was for what is not called – Next-Gen-EAS – and to determine how SBE could be helpful in the process. Slowly FEMA has shown increased interest in making this all work (Reference FEMA’s presentation at SBE’s EAS Meeting in Las Vegas in April). More recently, the Agency has come to SBE asking for assistance. I will likely remain a member of the Committee, but due to the level of activity increasing, it’s a nice time to bow out of the chairman’s job. At least, for a while, I will remain Chair of the Washington State EAS group, the SECC.
On the local scene – The investigation continues into the destruction of the towers at KRKO this past month with a track-hoe. Recent news reports continue to deal with the linkage of the ELF in the matter. I just hope that we can report on actual arrests. Meanwhile the process to replace the towers is underway. One (nameless) broadcast engineer submitted the following though –
AM radio causes health issues like flies cause garbage… These folks need to loosen up their tinfoil hats its restricting the blood flow to their brains.
About the same time as the towers came down at KRKO, a 350 foot tower belonging to Clear Channel was cut down in Pennsylvania at a Clear Channel Station.
Investigators are not sure if these two events were related.
Interesting to hear about the recent debate at on the other coast about distracted drivers put texting in the same category as women putting on makeup while behind the wheel. The ARRL (organization of Amateur Radio Operators), perhaps feeling a threat to mobile operation of Ham gear is letting it be known they will fight for the rights. In our state, with it’s ‘secondary offense’ status – I still see a huge number of cell phones in use by drivers everyday. Now if they would just put the phone down and turn on their car radio!
The economic picture remains painful – Here are some selected items –
Entercom, owner of 4 FM’s in Seattle, has elected to sell some of it’s non core assets to raise capital.
KING-FM has laid off a number of staffers and shifted to voice-tracking. (formally called Automation) to save money. Recent pieces in the Seattle media have explained the rocky road ahead for our areas classical music station. Perhaps the change to PPM has been a factor here as the ratings for the station appear to be much lower with the new measurement system.
Westwood One employees will be losing 10 days of pay this year under a cost cutting plan announced….The bad news was tempered by the announcement that employees will get 5 additional vacation days next year. Obviously they are betting on improving conditions.
So how does 2010 look ? Ask 10 experts and get 10 different answers. Perhaps the good news is that at least some of them are predicting things improving.
One bright spot…All the money being spend on spots advocating something in the health-car debate (reported to be about 100 Million) . Guess it would be wrong to think that this money should have been spent on health care?
Looking at some recent local FCC Activity – KUSE-LD (Ch 46 at West Tiger) has been granted a mod of their license. KMCQ (104.5) has been granted a CP to move their transmitter to Cougar Mt.
I recently received a nice email from Larry Powers who reads this column on the NW Broadcasters web-site. Larry lives West of Pasco and was responding to my comments about possible TV interference from the windmills in the area. According to Larry, the answer is no-problem. Thanks Larry !
A lot attention was paid to the Station Fire in LA this past month as it threatened the Radio and TV transmitter installations on Mt Wilson. Apparently due to the hard work of the firemen in that area the site was, thankfully, saved. I found it interesting how this story was being followed by so many across the country. We have the potential for something similar in this area at West Tiger. This site has grown to a large number of FM and TV operations that could be threatened with a summer weather like we had this year. All it would take would be some num-skull tossing a cigarette out a window along I-90 and a fire could roar up the North flank of Tiger. With no roads on that side, fire fighting would be restricted to air-drops. Meanwhile, several of the sites on top have no clearance between the forest and the structures. I tried to make some ‘noise’ about this, but interest was minimal. We have a lot of ‘it can’t happen here’ thinking.
So how big is the national TV Audience? According to Neilsen the answer is 114.9 million, that’s up some 400,000 this year.
You may have read about the decline in Honey-Bees. According to a recent study the cause may be NIER from cell towers and users. Hmmmm ? I can tell you that NIER from AM and FM stations is not the culprit. Bees have historically loved transmitter sites.
Arbitron is setting up shop across the border with news that they are moving forward with a nationwide rollout of the technology in Canada.
Here’s a story that had to send a message to the FCC – The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently presented a certificate of outstanding service to a pirate (un-licensed) station operating on 87.9. No word on whether the FCC sent a team in to check all the radio equipment and licenses held by the city. Something for Michele Ellison to do as she takes the helm of the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau.
October is the official date for when AM Stations can begin re-broadcasting their signals on FM Translators. Not much of a chance for this in the Seattle area as the FM band is more than full.
SBE’s elections are final and in the event you did not see the results – Here they are:
President: Vincent Lopez, CEV CBNT, Director of Engineering, WSYT-TV, WNYS-TV – Sinclair Broadcast Group, Syracuse, N.Y.
Vice President: Ralph Hogan, CPBE DRB CBNT, Director of Engineering, KJZZ-FM/KBAQ-FM, Tempe, Ariz.
Secretary: Ted Hand, CPBE AMD 8-VSB, Chief Engineer, WSOC-TV, WAXN-TV, Charlotte, N.C.
Treasurer: Andrea Cummis, CBT CTO, Consultant and Project Manager, Media Project Partners, Roseland, N.J.
Elected to two-year terms on the Board of Directors were:
Mark Heller, CBRE CTO, President, General Manager, and Chief Engineer, WTRW Incorporated/WGBW Radio Station, Two Rivers, Wis.
James E. Leifer, CPBE, Director of Engineering and IT, Clear Channel Communications, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Jerry Massey, CPBE DRB AMD 8-VSB CBNT, Corporate Regional Engineer, Southeast, Entercom Communications, Inc., Greenville, S.C.
David Priester, CPBE, Director of Technical Operations, Roy H. Park School of Communications, Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y.
Christopher H. Scherer, CPBE CBNT, Editor, Radio magazine, Overland Park, Kan.
Joe Snelson, CPBE, Director of Engineering, Meredith Broadcasting Group, Henderson, Nev.
Here’s a keeper –
You can't stay young forever ... But you can be immature for the rest of your life !!!!
Radio folks were elated recently with the news that the new Apple iPod nano will have a built in FM tuner in one model including Tagging. This again proves the relationship between the providers of new music and radio. Getting FM Receivers in Cell Phones is being pushed by NAB.
I have been openly wondering for some time what radio is going to really do with all those HD-2 and HD-3 channels instead of filling them with lame programming. Sports teams are a possibility. News is that the Dallas Cowboys and a team in Pittsburgh may be willing to do their own thing on a local HD Channel. In this area with two large AM’s doing sports we are not likely to see this happen.
Signs of the times…On October First – I received my first Christmas catalog for Craftsmen Tools in the mail. Geeesh – Christmas already?
Well folks, I am going to leave it with this for this time – Til next month
Clay, K7CR, CPBE
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Desktop Resource Web Site
"the eclectic engineeer"
Mishkind Creates Desktop Resource
Longtime broadcast engineering writer and editor, Barry Mishkind, has created a new website that he hopes will become a Broadcasters' Desktop Resource. The website www.thebdr.net has been live since August with widely varied articles of general interest to radio broadcast engineers.
Mishkind, the self-proclaimed "Eclectic Engineer," helped create the Radio Guide magazine with its excellent technical articles about radio broadcast engineering. He continues to host the oldradio.com website containing stories about radio history.
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October Local Oscillator
Cris Alexander, CPBE, AMD
Crawford Broadcasting Company
The October issue of The Local Oscillator is hot off the virtual presses and available for your online perusal and amusement at:
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SBE National Webcast will air October 7
The Society of Broadcast Engineers will broadcast its third annual SBE National Webcast to members, guests and others interested in the Society on Wednesday, October 7 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT. This will be the first time that the program will be aired during the SBE National Meeting and will it emanate from the Turning Stone Resort and Casino Events Center arena, location of the Chapter 22 Broadcast & Technology Expo floor. This will also be the first time that the program will be broadcast during U.S. daytime hours.
Chapter 22 is providing or arranging for much of the technical organization necessary to produce the program. The broadcast will utilize a remote truck and several remote cameras. Live remotes will be done from the trade show floor.
SBE President, Barry Thomas, CPBE CBNT and SBE Vice President, Vinny Lopez will emcee the Webcast and will be joined by other members of the national Board and staff during the course of the program.
SBE members are encouraged to reserve this one hour time slot so that you can tune in and participate. Arrangements are being made to accommodate questions from viewers. The program will also be recorded and posted for later viewing on the SBE website.
AM Antenna Systems Course
For many radio engineers, particularly those who have been more involved with FM facilities throughout their careers, AM antenna systems with their "singing" coils and big hardware are often mysterious and many times vexing. AM directional antennas can be intimidating to even the most experienced radio engineers, particularly when something goes wrong and the cause is not immediately apparent. This course is designed to provide the student with a good understanding of all facets of AM antenna systems, both directional and non-directional. With the material provided, the student will gain skills that will allow him to construct, troubleshoot and maintain just about any AM antenna system with confidence. This course was written by SBE member Cris Alexander, CPBE, AMD, DRB.
For more information visit http://sbe.org/AMAntennaSystems.php ... Enroll Now!
SBE CAREER SERVICES CAN HELP
The state of the national (and world) economy continues to have its affect on most industries, including broadcasting. In these uncertain times, your professional association can serve as a valuable source of available broadcast engineering jobs across the U.S.
Your membership in SBE gives you access to SBE’s career service tools. These services can be a big help if you need to find a new job. Employers can also make use of these services when they need to fill positions with qualified engineers. The SBE JobsOnline members-only service is free. On a typical day, more than 100 broadcast engineering jobs are listed and the list is updated almost every business day as new job postings are received by the SBE National Office.
SBE members may also post their resume for free with the SBE Resume Service. Anyone can view the resumes at the SBE website, with the names and contact information hidden from view. For a small fee, employers can request copies of the resumes they are interested in, which then includes the names and contact information.
SBE also has begun a new SBE service called SBE InternshipsOnline. Similar to the SBE JobsOnline, employers can post engineering internships for free. Anyone can view the postings (also free). The new service is intended to help match those who offer engineering internships with students looking for those opportunities.
Do you make your broadcast engineering services available on a contract basis? The SBE maintains an SBE Contract Engineer Directory. This alphabetical list, organized by state, lists the name, technical services offered, geographic area covered and the contact information for each contract engineer listed. For a small annual fee, contract engineers may be included on this list.
Information about all of these services can be accessed at the SBE website, www.sbe.org on the Career Services page or click the links above in this article.
Career Helper and Job Search Tips
We’ve run articles in the past about portions of this valuable series on career assistance.
Here is a comprehensive listing of articles by Deborah Walker, CCMC Resume Writer / Career Coach.
Check out this link:
Excelsior College announces Certification Courses
by Rebecca Troeger
Excelsior College, in partnership with the Society of Broadcast Engineers, offers college credit to enrolled students for the completion of select SBE certifications. Apply up to 11 credits earned through SBE certifications plus any credit earned from other approved sources toward any of Excelsior College's more than 40 degree and certificate programs. Of particular interest to SBE members are the Associate Degree in Electronics Technology, Bachelor's Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology, and Associate or Bachelor's Degree in Technology with a specialty in Electronics/Instrumentation Technologies.
Complete your degree requirements with Excelsior's flexible learning options including online and CD-ROM courses. You can maximize your SBE Certifications with Excelsior College. The following SBE certifications have been evaluated toward Excelsior College credit:
Certified Broadcast Radio Engineer
Certified Broadcast Television Engineer
Certified Senior Broadcast Radio Engineer
Certified Senior Broadcast Television Engineer
Certified Professional Broadcast Engineer
For more information check out SBE's partnership page on Excelsior College's website at SBE.Excelsior.edu.
College Credit for Your SBE Certification:
The Society of Broadcast Engineers and Excelsior College have teamed up! Your current SBE Certification may qualify for credit towards a degree from Excelsior College or could help you finish that degree you’ve been working on at another institution. If you’re interested, contact Excelsior College by calling toll-free at (888) 647-2388 to learn about the details.
When you are ready to submit your SBE Certification for credit to Excelsior College,
download the SBE transcript request form at www.sbe.org or www.excelsior.edu,
or contact the SBE National Office for a copy. When you’ve completed the form,
e-mail, fax or mail it to Megan Clappe, Certification Director at the SBE National
Office, who will prepare your transcript and send it to Excelsior College.
Society of Broadcast Engineers
9102 N. Meridian Street, Suite 150
Indianapolis, IN 46260
SBE CertPreview Software
SBE CertPreview sample certification test software is now available.
It’s Microsoft Windows-based and replaces the previous DOS-based software.
New sample tests are available for Broadcast Technologist, Audio Engineer,
Video Engineer, Broadcast Networking Technologist, Broadcast Engineer and Senior
Broadcast Engineer in both radio and television. Sample tests include 50 to
100 questions and indicate when an incorrect answer has been given. It provides
a list of resources from which to learn more about a subject. Cost for each
SBE CERTpreview practice test is $27 plus $3 shipping. Contact the National
Office to order a copy.
Certification Exam Session Dates:
The SBE National Certification Committee certification exam session
dates for 2009 are listed below. Check the list below for the exam period
that is best for you. For more information about SBE Certification, see your
Chapter Certification Chair or
contact Megan Clappe,
Certification Director at the SBE National Office at (317) 846-9000, or email@example.com
|August 7-17, 2009
|June 5, 2009 Date Past
|November 6-16, 2009
||September 18, 2009
|February 5-15, 2010
||December 31, 2009
|April 13, 2010
||March 26, 2010
|June 4-14, 2010
||April 16, 2010
|August 6-16, 2010
||June 4, 2010
|November 5-15, 2010
||September 17, 2010
Fees for 2009 are as Follows:
|Broadcast Networking Technologist
|Senior Broadcast Engineer
|Professional Broadcast Engineer
|AM Directional Specialist
|Digital Radio Broadcast Specialist
| *does not include first year membership
note: SBE Certification exams are administered only by SBE and are proctored
in-person by qualified and approved representatives of SBE. No other organization
is authorized to administer SBE exams.
Click here for
more information about SBE Certification.
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