March 2021 Luncheon Meeting

Friday, March 19, 2021

ATSC 3.0 – NextGen Broadcasting is both TV and Radio

Fred Baumgartner
Director of Next Generation Broadcast Implementation, Sinclair Broadcasting

NextGen Broadcasting is both TV and radio as we know it — and a major departure. NextGen is seemingly everything – mobile, OTT-OTA, Ultra High Definition, Digital Ad Insertion, radio…
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February 2021 Luncheon Meeting

Friday, February 19, 2021

Thermal Imaging using drone for Broadcast Engineering

Paul Shulins, President of Shulins’ Solutions

This talk will discuss the theory behind thermal imaging and the practical applications I have found useful to broadcasters by combining the advanced sensors to detect infrared electromagnetic radiation with UAS (drones). Recently this set of tools has…
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January 2021 Luncheon Meeting

Friday, January 22, 2021

Design of Synchronized SFN for Maxxcasting/Zonecasting

Bert Goldman, President of Goldman Engineering Management

Bert Goldman will give a tutorial on the design of synchronized SFN (or Maxxcasting) which Geo has deployed in several places and then discuss the Zonecasting design which is based upon Maxxcasting as the foundation.

Mr. Goldman is…
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Virtual Annual Meeting Scheduled for October 16

AFCCE has decided to cancel all in-person social events for the remainder of 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions.  This includes the October Fall Social and November FCC Reception.  Board Meetings will continue to be held monthly via Zoom.  Stay tuned for information about a virtual presenter for the September 25th meeting.

AFCCE’s by-laws require an…
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February 2020 Luncheon Meeting

Friday, February 21, 2020

Antenna Systems for AM Transmission – Economy, Performance, Efficiency in the Context of the Changing Market

Benjamin F. Dawson, III,  PE Consultant Engineer

While optimizing an AM antenna transmission system for performance is a worthwhile goal, the changing market circumstances require that some AM antenna systems be as economical as possible…
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January 2020 Luncheon Meeting

Friday, January 24, 2020

ATSC 3.0: A Status Report

Lynn Claudy, National Association of Broadcasters

A progress report on the ATSC 3.0 suite of standards, implementation status, and evolutionary path for future services.

On January 2nd it was announced that the ITU adopted ATSC 3.0 as a recommended digital broadcast standard.  See the press release…
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November 2019 Luncheon Meeting

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Speaker: Rosemary Harold of FCC Enforcement Bureau

Rosemary Harold, Chief, FCC Enforcement Bureau

Rosemary C. Harold is Chief of the Enforcement Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission, where she leads the Commission’s largest organizational unit, including its field offices around the country. Ms. Harold rejoins the agency from Wilkinson Barker Knauer…
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