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Translator Webinar Planned by SBE

Doug Vernier and the society will look at ‘creative strategies’

Translator and booster fans, LPFM “entrepreneurs” and RF planners in general can mark June 16 on their calendars.

A “Creative Strategies for Translators and Boosters” webinar will convene under the guiding eye of the Society of Broadcast Engineers.

V-Soft Communications President Doug Vernier, CPBE, will lead the discussion. According to the announcement, “The webinar references real-life examples of creative translators and boosters now on the air; and attendees will hear about how AM day stations can be programmed at night by using fill-in translators, translator location hopping move-ins to larger populations and translators with HD2 or HD3 primary signal inputs.”

The release also added: “The basic translator rules for NCE and commercial frequencies will be covered, in addition to how operators can optimize translator coverage … The new LPFM rules will also impact translators. The session will discuss how, in the case of mutually exclusive translator applications, the FCC plans to award an LPFM construction permit in place of the translator applications, and how this decision to do so will be based loosely on what the FCC defines as ‘local needs.’”

The webinar counts for one credit under the SBE’s Category I of the Recertification Schedule for SBE Certifications. Registration costs $49 for SBE members and $69 for others.