The Association of Public Radio Engineers’ annual Public Radio Engineers Conference runs just ahead of the NAB Show. This year it is again at the Tuscany Suites, April 14–15.
Looking at the schedule interesting sessions would include for Thursday, April 14: “Northwest Public Radio Networked Remote Control” with Chuck Alexander of Burk Technology and Thomas Saylor of Northwest Public Radio; “SNMP Primer” from John Ahern of Davicom; “Adaptive Multirate Streaming Audio: High/Medium/Low Bitrate Conundrum Solved” with Kirk Harnack of the Telos Alliance; “Transmitter Site Grounding with Nautel’s Jeff Welton; “Improving FM Combiner/Filter Efficiency and Size using Non-Conventional Coupling” with Cory Edwards of Dielectric; “New Features in Content Depot” with Jim Duff of PRSS and a lunch talk, “Virtualizing Radio: The Ghost in the Machine” from Mike Dosch of Lawo.
Friday, April 15 will see: “LTE Interference Theory and Harmonic Measurements Live Demo” helmed by Radio World contributor Michael LeClair and Gray Haertig of Haertig & Associates; “Digital Audio — Choices and Considerations” from Radio World contributor Steve Lampen of Belden; “Tieline ReportIT Optimization and Setup” with Tieline’s Charley Gawley; “BRICLink Optimization and Setup” with Chris Crump of Comrex; “Replacing a Synchronous Audio Link with Reliable Internet Transport” courtesy of Aaron Read of Rhode Island Public Radio and Tony Peterle of WorldCast; and “Voice Processing” with Wheatstone’s Steve Dove.
There will also be some association discussions from the NAB and SBE, special presentations from select companies, along with awards and special events such as a tour of the Atomic Museum.