April 30th, 2015 Meeting Presentation
NAB Show Highlights and ATSC 3.0 Information
Donald P. Archiable
Vice President - Director of Technology
National Design Practice Area Leader
Mark G. Fehlig, P.E., CPBE
Senior Engineer RF Spectrum
Tyler G. Slentz
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 have 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 have 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
To establish a benchmark of individual strengths, the National Certification Committee created the concept of Specialist Certifications. To apply for a specialist certification, you must currently hold certification on the Broadcast Engineer, Senior Broadcast Engineer or Professional Broadcast Engineer Certification level. Exams consist of 50 multiple-choice questions.Certified 8-VSB Specialist
The SBE Program of Certification designed the 8-VSB Specialist Certification to help evaluate an individual’s ability to perform the necessary tasks to keep facilities operating properly. The exam will cover these areas of competency: transport stream, audio (AC-3), video (MPEG-2), PSIP, DTV standards documents and transmission systems.Certified AM Directional Specialist
The SBE Program of Certification designed the AM Directional Specialist Certification to help evaluate an individual’s ability to perform the necessary tasks to keep facilities operating properly.
AM radio stations can operate as non-directional with a single tower or directional using more than one tower.
While both require knowledge and skill to maintain in proper working order, the directional antenna system involves a higher degree of skill and understanding of RF theory.
The SBE Program of Certification designed the Digital Radio Broadcast Specialist Certification to help evaluate an individual’s ability to perform the necessary tasks to build and keep facilities operating properly.
It will qualify an individual's knowledge of digital radio broadcasting including audio processing, studio-to-transmitter links and transmission of multi-channel digital program streams.