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Badger Broadcasters to Gather in Madison

Regional show runs Oct. 13–15 with concurring SBE national meeting

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association has released some information for the 2015 Broadcasters Clinic. It runs concurrently with the national Society of Broadcast Engineers meeting, October 13–15, Madison Marriott West in Madison, Wis.

As in the past, there will be plenty of useful sessions for radio and TV engineers along with a show floor.

Traditionally, the earlier sessions focus on radio topics.

Of interest on Oct. 13: “Using Livewire + AES67 to Build Complete Facilities Over IP,” with Greg Shay of The Telos Alliance; “Virtual Future of Broadcast Automation,” with Paul Stewart of ENCO Systems; “FM Receivers in Smartphones,” with Skip Pizzi, NAB; “Interference to Full-Power Stations from LPFM,” with Jeremy Ruck; “Three Critical Steps Toward AM Revitalization,” with Tom King of Kintronic Labs; “PPM and Voltair,” with Cornelius Gould of The Telos Alliance; and “Looking for a Pattern in Antenna Design,” with Sean Edwards of Shively Labs.

Of radio interest and taking place on Oct. 14: “LTE Interference to/from Broadcast,” with Jeff Welton of Nautel; “Lessons Learned from Preparations for the IPAWS National Test,” with Al Kenyon, Dept. of Homeland Security/FEMA; “A Regulatory Update,” with Chris Imlay, general counsel, SBE; “IPv6, It’s not Going Away,” with Wayne Pecena, Texas A&M.

There’ll also be a pair of sessions looking at drones: “Drones, Drone, Drones,” with Bill Pritchett of the Academy of Model Aeronautics on Oct. 13 and “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Myths & Realities,” with Kate Barber of the FAA, on Oct. 15.

On the SBE front, besides the national meeting, there will be several housekeeping meetings, membership meetings and a national awards dinner. Keynote speaker for the awards dinner will be Joe Monie, chief engineer of the FCC Enforcement Bureau.

Some of the exhibitors expected on the show floor include: Broadcasters General Store, Broadcasters Supply Warehouse, Comrex, Davicom, Dielectric, DoubleRadius, Full Compass, GatesAir, Gorman-Redlich, Inovonics, Logitek, Nautel, Shively Labs, Telos Alliance companies, Tieline and Wheatstone.