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Nautel Brings ‘Tips n Tricks’, HD Radio and Technology Topics to Upcoming Webinars

Nautel kicks off a new Webinar series this month with two “Tips n Tricks” sessions, followed in June by discussions on HD Radio in Canada and engineering recruitment and training issues. All Webinars begin at Noon EDT and qualify for ½ SBE Certification Credit upon completion.

The first Webinar, to be held on May 16, is titled “Care and Feeding of AM Transmitter Sites.” Nautel’s Jeff Welton will bring his popular “Tips n Tricks” to the Webinar format to discuss maintenance, troubleshooting, grounding, lightning protection and other issues associated with AM transmission sites. Jeff plans to include ‘surprise guests’ who will present stories of situations encountered at different facilities and how the situations were addressed. The Webinar will run 45 minutes with time for questions afterward.

Jeff Welton returns on Wednesday, May 23, for a second Tips n Tricks session titled “Care and Feeding of FM Transmitter Sites.” As with his first Webinar, Jeff plans to cover maintenance, troubleshooting, grounding, cooling, air handling and site security, this time for FM transmission sites; ‘surprise guests’ will bring their stories to the discussion as well. The Webinar will run 45 minutes, again with time for questions.

On Wednesday, June 6, the implementation of HD Radio in Canada will be discussed by Nautel’s Chuck Kelly and Gary Manteuffel, along with special guest Paul Brenner of Emmis Communications. The discussion will cover the current status of HD Radio in Canada; the number of radios equipped with HD; regulatory issues; and implementing HD at a station. The Webinar will run 30 minutes plus time for questions.

“Broadcast Engineers and Technology: Training and Recruitment” will be covered in a Webinar on Wednesday, June 13. Chuck Kelly will be joined by special guests John Poray, SBE, and Wayne Pecena of Texas A&M University. They will discuss the scarcity of trained broadcast engineers in both the USA and abroad, the effects of the increased pace of technological change, and the sources and strategies for training and recruiting to the Radio broadcast industry. The Webinar will run 45 minutes plus time for questions.

To register for the Webinars, visit

About Nautel

Nautel is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of AM and FM radio broadcast transmitters. With more than 16,000 transmitters deployed in over 177 countries since 1970 and more than 8,000 deployments of AUI-enabled transmitters, Nautel continues to lead the way in providing valuable new solutions for digital radio broadcasting and other applications.