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“Chapter 76, Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE), generally meets on the 2nd Wednesday after the first Monday of each month. The date rarely varies from this formula. This keeps the meeting towards the middle of every month.

The usual meeting location is the Sizzler Restaurant, 1010 Postal Way, Springfield, OR 97401, 541-726-9933  and the time is 11:30 a.m. You do not need to be a member of the SBE to attend these meetings, nor do you have to be a member of the local broadcast community. As long as the topic of the meeting is of interest to you, you’re invited. If you see that a given month is “Reserved” for an exhibitor, it means simply that. Additional details of meetings are posted here as soon as they’re available.”

Wednesday, November 13th, at 11:30AM

Where: Sizzler Restaurant, 1010 Postal Way, Springfield, OR

Nick VanHaaster of Gates Air will be our guest speaker.

GatesAir: Technologies for Broadcast Transmission, STL Transport, and Public Safety Communications

Taking your HD Radio signal to the next level in 2020
This presentation will be a complete walkthrough to better understand the differences between the current Gen3 HD Radio technology and the latest Gen4 release.  This presentation will address important features such as automatic time-alignment, SFN integration, and increased HD with implementation of HCFR (Hybrid Crest Factor Reduction).  

Nick has been working in the broadcast industry since 1997 starting at Pacific Research and Engineering (PR&E) as a systems design engineer for studio facilities.  Nick has been responsible for project management and the broadcast architecture of some of the largest Radio & TV implementations both domestic and international.

You do not have to be a member of, or be certified by, SBE to attend the lunch meetings. However, joining the SBE helps the Chapter remain strong because a portion of your dues are sent back to your local chapter.

Future Meeting Dates

December 10th (Tuesday at 6PM)-Holiday Dinner