"Any time you see two engineers talking you can bet they are discussing a common problem or some topic that affects the industry."


Heartland Video Systems Inc.
Dan Maki

1311 Pilgrim Rd
Plymouth, WI 53073


Broadcast Supply Worldwide - BSW
John Lynch
Director of Business Development
2237 South 19th Street
Tacoma, WA  98405
Main Line 253.565.2301
Direct 800.231.7058 | Fax 800.231.7055

Broadcast Depot
Mary Schnelle - U.S. Sales
813-349-2400 Phone
513-476-4474 Mobile

4326 West El Prado Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33629

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We are SBE Chapter 74 of the Midlands proudly serving Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs and surrounding areas in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.  

All are welcome to attend any SBE Chapter 74 Meetings.

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Mark your calendars for the Nebraska Broadcasters Association 2023 Convention Engineering Sessions on Wednesday August 9th at Embassy Suites, 12520 Westport Parkway, La Vista, NE. A full day of sessions are planned. If you plan on attending, please click here to register. We'd love to see you at the NBA Convention Engineering Sessions this year.

Registration deadline is fast approaching. Please register at the link above before July 28th if you plan on attending. If you've already registered, we'll see you there.

8:00 - 8:45 Check In, Visit Exhibitors/Vendors

8:45 - 9:00 SBE Business Meeting

9:00 - 10:00 FCC Regulatory Issues & Updates
Davina Sashkin, Wilkenson Barker Knauer LLP

10:00 - 10:15 Break/Vendor Time

10:15 - 11:15 Overhauling Your FM+HD Network, Managing a Changing Environment
Nick VanHaaster, GatesAir

11:15 - 11:45 Engineers... Control Your Talent. Industry-Leading Audio Codecs for The Remote World
Brittany Hilton, Synthax, Inc.

11:45 - 12:30 Bringing to Lignt: The changes in the Tower Lighting World
Jamie Marsh, Lumenserve

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
Sponsored by Broadcast Depot

1:30 - 2:30 Drone Technology for Tower Inspection
Gary and Ciny Cavell, Cavell, Mertz & Associates

2:30 - 2:45 Break/Vendor Time

2:45 - 3:45 Just Add Audio - Virtualization At The Transmitter End Of The Air Chain
Jeff Welton, Nautel

Click here for a printable schedule. Rooms are sold out at Embassy Suites but a block of rooms is available at the Courtyard by Marriott next door until July 24th. Click here for more information.

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Broadcast Depot
Mary Schnelle - U.S. Sales
4326 West El Prado Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33629
813-349-2400 Phone
513-476-4474 Mobile


Heartland Video Systems, Inc.
Dan Maki
1311 Pilgrim Road
Plymouth, WI 53073


Broadcast Supply Worldwide 
John Lynch
Director of Business Development
2237 South 19th Street
Tacoma, WA  98405
Main Line 253.565.2301
Direct 800.231.7058 | Fax 800.231.7055


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SBE Certification Exam Schedule

Exam Dates Location Application Deadline


Ennes Workshop ATSC3 Specialist
exam session: April 15, 2023 Westgate Resort March 3, 2023
SBE exams during the NAB Show:
April 18, 2023 LVCC West Hall March 3, 2023
June 1-12, 2023 Local Chapters April 21, 2023
August 4-14, 2023 Local Chapters June 16, 2023
November 3-13, 2023 Local Chapters September 8, 2023 
 When you are ready to take an SBE certification exam, please fill out the appropriate application and send it into the SBE National office.
To find out more on SBE Certification go here.
You may also contact Megan at the national SBE Certification Office.
Certification is an excellent way to learn new skills and move up in your chosen profession!
There are many certification levels in radio, TV
and Computer Networking.  
You are encouraged to study and prepare for these valuable exams.
The study software is a good tool to help you know
when you are ready for a particular level.
OFFICERS of SBE Chapter 74

 Chapter Chair
Mark Voris, KVSS-FM

Frequency Coordinator:
Kevin Faris

Chapter Vice Chair
Darrel Sudduth, Retired

Chapter Secretary & Newsletter:
Matt Sperling, Nebraska Public Media
Jim Leedham CPBE/CBNT

Chapter Treasurer: 
Stephen Miller


Jeff Heins, My Bridge Radio
Website www.sbe74.org :
Joe Meldrum, KETV ABC 7

Social Media:
James Duchesneau, NET

Four officers are elected yearly in March.
Committee Chairs are appointed by the Chapter Chair.
If you wish to become a member of Chapter 74 just join the national Society of Broadcast Engineers, go to www.SBE.org and click "Join SBE" at the top of the web page or email kjones@sbe.org
Sign up for Midlands Chapter 74.
If someone recruited you, be sure to give them credit in your application.
Everyone is welcome to attend SBE74 Chapter meetings as a guest anytime you wish.
Come and meet fellow broadcast professionals and learn, while you have fun!
There are no local dues, just join national at www.SBE.org 
when you are ready.  The benefits are well worth it!

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