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WBA Plans Engineering Day and Tech Institute

Summer conference devotes whole day to engineering

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Summer Conference, June 17–18 at the Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, Wisc., will feature an “Engineering Day” as part of its offerings.

June 17 is the day. It will have several sessions and panel discussions.

Scheduled sessions: “AM Directional Rebuild, a Case Study;” “Broadcast and LTE Coexistence;” “Spectrum Challenges of Wireless Mics;” “Design and Troubleshooting an AoIP Network;” and “Modern Surge Suppression Technology.”

There will also be a series of roundtable discussions on “POTS Demise,” “Expanded RDS,” Network Security” and “Text to SAP.”

In addition to Engineering Day, there will be a four-day sub-conference, June 15–18, the Media Technology Institute, featuring its own tech and engineering-oriented educational opportunities. Included in the MTI are: “The Keys to Engineering Success,” “Care and Feeding of Antennas, Lines, Towers and Tower Crews,” “RF Fundamentals,” “RF Measurements” and “Safety and Security at the Transmitter Site.” The will also be a broadcast equipment exposition, June 17.

The Summer Conference will also have management and sales sessions, WBA Hall of Fame inductions, dinners and a golf tournament.