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SBE Ennes Engineering Workshop

August 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm





The MBA will partner with the Kansas Broadcasters Association to host this workshop presented by the Society of Broadcast Engineers.

Cost:  $35 (lunch included)

Topics Include:
Proper Wiring Techniques for Broadcasters
Tower Safety
Grounding and Lightning Protection
Workbench Topics
Cybersecurity/Physical Security

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8:15 am – Registration Opens

9:10 am – 10:05 am – Steve Lampen, Consultant Belden – Proper Wiring Techniques for Broadcasters
What do you know about wiring a facility? What have you forgotten? With all the new cables, formats, and signal types, maybe there are installation guidelines you’ve never heard! They’re all in here.

10:05 am – 10:50 am – Dave Benco, ERI – Tower Safety
Learn about the techniques used to evaluate the soundness of deteriorating guyed tower structures, and the engineering and execution of controlled tower drops.
10:50 am – 11:10 am Break

11: 10 – 12: 30 am  – Wayne Pecena, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNE, Texas A&M University, KAMU FM & TV– Cybersecurity/Physical Security
Cybersecurity is no longer an option as exploit attempts frequently target broadcast facilities. It is essential that the broadcast engineer understand the foundation of creating a secure network infrastructure. In this presentation, you will learn the principals behind a secure network environment and outline best practices to implement in a practical manner.

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Jeff Welton – Grounding and Lightning Protection
Learn various aspects of facility grounding to reduce potential lightning damage. This presentation reviews how routing of grounding conductors can improve a device’s chance of surviving a transient event, how to lay out a new site or studio to minimize chances of lightning related damage and discusses how to improve existing facilities within a budget.

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm – Break

2:45 pm – 4 pm – John Bissett – Workbench Topics
The author of Radio World’s popular column, and Telos Alliance Western Regional Radio Sales Manager, John Bisset, will bring a combination of tips from his column and discuss the conversion to AoIP and what AES67 means to you, the radio and television broadcast engineer. The Telos Alliance played a major role in supporting the AES Committee that developed the AES67 Standard. In this session, you will learn useful tips to more efficiently do your job, as well as things to consider when upgrading an analog plant to AoIP, as well as what the visionaries at Telos see as the future of AoIP.

Schedule subject to change


August 21, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Missouri Broadcasters Association
Kansas Association of Broadcasters
Society of Broadcast Engineers


Hyatt Place Kansas City/Overland Park/Metcalf
6801 W 112th Street
Overland Park, Kansas 66211 United States
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