THE BUSINESS MEETING
Chapter 18 of the Society of Broadcast Engineers held
their monthly meeting on Thursday, 15 May 2006 at WXPN/World Cafe Live with
The Day/Sequerra meeting will not be held for the time being owing to Day/Sequerra not being ready.
National board candidates announced...14 candidates...6
available positions. Jeff Smith of
A strategic planning meeting will be held in
John Battison received a lifetime achievement award. Details are in the Signal.
Renewal grace period ends 30 June. Dues have been increased.
People should consider nominating Chapter 18 for awards.
A leader skills conference is scheduled. please consult the SBE website for details.
CBNT at the time of the meeting had no location. Larry Paulausky came through and the session will be held at
Linda Baun and Angel Bates are leaving the National office of SBE. Their loss will be felt.
June certification deadline closed.
Chapter 18 welcomes Ross Kauffman, former engineer of
WCVB, Channel 5 in
The presentation was made by
Today it is harder to tell what you are
Reduced staff/Increased workload
Little time to read
SBE chapters shrinking
Loss of local chat, mentoring
Pressure for quick fixes, cut corners
Pressure not to share with competition
Always in a rush
Sometime you get called into work in a station and handle some very interesting challenges.
As engineers, we can keep up to date by visiting websites, telephoning manufacturers, consulting users groups, Google searches and visiting sites such as oldradio.com.
As engineers, we can EXCHANGE information through e-mails, meetings, mailing lists such as www.radiolists.net, using the Broadcast Desktop Reference the Radio Guide provides, BC-Broadcast Technical Assistant and visiting the archives portions of websites.
Magazines are always valuable such as radio Guide, Radio World, etc.
Some manuals are on CD for your equipment. There are seminars, schools and road shows during which you can get information.
Safety--RF Safety, RFR knowledge and training, proper signage.
Health protection, High Voltage, Protection of 2 and 4 legged animals.
Today it is more critical than ever to share information. There are more stations and fewer engineers. There is a wider range of gear--some tube, some solid state. There is an intense pressure to put fires out. There are young people coming into the business who have no knowledge of some gear--carts and turntables. There is less opportunity to travel, learn at seminars.
How to contribute.
*Mailing lists--Steve Davis of Clear Channel is a proponent of this.
*Web archives--pictures--manuals--historical files and books.
*Local SBE Chapter.
*State and National Associations.
Topics for articles
Something you enjoy,
Gear you have installed,
Deal with installation or maintenance issues,
Focus on technology,
But I don't know how to write. I am not a writer. Many of the Radio Guide writers are first time writers. Your friendly editor is happy to help. The results of the articles are:
SBE credit for recertification.