October, 2019 Luncheon Meeting

Friday, October 25, 2019

Rigid Coaxial Transmission Line Systems for the UHF Television Repack

Stephen J. Kolvek, Director of Engineering, MYAT, Inc.

This presentation will cover Critical Frequencies due to repetitive Line Lengths that must be avoided when used in a broadcasting system. The anchor insulator connector which is a building block of all flanged rigid coaxial transmission systems. Broadcast industry standard line lengths that are used for single channel applications. Multi-channel uses of standard line lengths where possible. Customized line lengths specific to broadcasting multi channel needs. Optimization of inner conductor support structures for specific on channel performance and multi channel performance. Myat Broad Band SpectraLine Technique scattering the response of flanged connections across a needed broad band operation specification / application with enhanced optimization method of inner conductor support structures. Some example broadband SpectraLine designs will also be included. All of these system types are currently being used for the current US UHF Broadcast Repack needs.

Stephen has worked for MYAT, Inc. since Sept 1990, as an Electrical Engineer for Transmission Line products. His knowledge of transmission line theory, RF combiners, and feed systems have aided MYAT in developing numerous products and operations. Stephen’s educational background includes a BSEET Degree in 1987 from DeVry Institute of Technology, Chicago Illinois and an Advanced Electronics Engineering Diploma From DeVry Technical Institute, Woodbridge, NJ. He is co-author of a patent for the Myat EStar power combiner and co-author of a few non-broadcast industry RF design patents.

Luncheon meetings are open only to AFCCE members and their guests. The cost of the luncheon is $55.00 per person or $65.00 for reservations not received prior to the deadline.

AFCCE Members may register to attend the luncheon meeting below.

Networking starts at 11:45 AM with Lunch beginning at 12:30 PM

Please RSVP online with the form below by 5 pm Monday, October  21, 2019. To RSVP directly to John Reiser by phone at (703) 780-4824, or email rsvp@afcce.org.

All reservations requests and online payments will be confirmed by an email message or phone call. If you do not receive a confirmation email please email rsvp@afcce.org to verify it was received.

Meeting Location
Holiday Inn at Key Bridge
1900 North Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, VA 22209

Driving Directions: The Holiday Inn provides free parking however, they have recently installed gates on the parking garage. You will need to take a ticket on the way into the garage and pick up a validation ticket at the meeting which you will use in lieu of payment on the way out.

Metro: The Holiday Inn is two blocks north of the Rosslyn Metro Station – Orange, Blue and Silver lines. Exit the station through the “back door” (up the stairs) and turn right onto North Fort Myer Drive.
Map & Directions

Lunch Menu

If you have special dietary requirements or allergies, please send a separate email to rsvp@afcce.org.

Main Course (Select one choice for all attendees in the form below)

  • Pork Champignon
  • Roast Top Round Sirloin
  • Stir-Fry Vegetables

Tossed Salad
Seasonal Vegetables
Carrot Cake

Register separately for the AFCCE Fall Social here


Register separately for the AFCCE Fall Social here