Next SBE74 Chapter Meeting will be this week:
Wednesday November 28
Internet Failover Routers for Broadcast 
including Transmitter, Studio & Remote Sites
Lunch starts at 11:30 AM
Location: Denny’s at 84th & Interstate-80
Chapter Members Mark Voris and Jeff Heins
have prepared a training session about
Internet fail over routers,
including options for transmitter, studio and remote broadcasts.
We will see setups they have been testing
and deploying using:
Ubiquity Edge Routers,
Cellular modems,
and Cradlepoint
Jeff & Mark will show us some "hoops"
to jump through to give various brands of CODEC's
full use of their redundancy options.
Also remote monitoring options that won't break the bank will be discussed.
Don’t Miss This One!
Wednesday November 28 
for lunch at Denny’s in Omaha
Also at this month’s meeting:
A Proposal for SBE Chapter 74 to Become an 
Associate Member of the
Nebraska Broadcasters Association  
For many years, SBE Chapter 74 has held a Broadcast Engineering Conference in conjunction with the annual Nebraska Broadcasters Association (NBA) Convention. However, in years past the two organizations worked mostly separate from each other in producing the events.

We are pleased to announce that SBE Chapter 74 has met with leadership of the Nebraska Broadcasters Association to discuss efforts to improve the relationship between the organizations with the end goal of working closely together for future engineering conferences. The result of the meeting was very positive.  The NBA Board has voted to accept SBE Chapter 74 as an Associate Member of the NBA. One result is the NBA’s resources will be used to promote the engineering sessions more fully throughout the state of Nebraska.  The NBA should be able to gain some sponsors through efforts from the SBE.

At our next SBE74 meeting we will be asking that the group votes to become an Associate NBA member. This means the SBE Chapter would pay a small annual fee to the NBA, with an enormous benefit to engineers in the future synergy between the two organizations.  This move indicates to the NBA that we are serious about helping produce the best Broadcast Engineering Conference possible.
You may recall at our last SBE meeting, we voted to create a Conference Planning Committee. This was our first step in the process of planning for next year’s conference. The committee is looking forward to working with our SBE chapter as well as SBE National and the NBA in the coming months and the committee asks for your vote of support in joining the NBA as an Associate Member.  On Wednesday, the committee members can answer questions and discuss the partnership more in depth if anyone has any concerns. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to help make the NBA Conference the best it can be for Engineering staff in and around the state of Nebraska.
Matt Sperling, NET Technology Services,

( Editor's note: SBE74 Chapter Chairman Kevin Faris has appointed Matt Sperling to Chair the
Nebraska Broadcast Engineering Conference Committee)


 Coming up Wednesday January 30th, 2019.
SBE74 Tour of the
New MyBridge Radio facility in Lincoln,

There is limited parking, so we will carpool
from a nearby restaurant. 
Stay tuned for more details!


Nominations are Still Being Accepted for TV Representative 
on the Nebraska State EAS Committee
The Nebraska State Emergency Communications Committee (SECC)
is an official committee with status in both Federal and State
emergency preparedness systems.  
FCC Rules call for each state to maintain an SECC. 
The primary charge of the SECC is to write and maintain
the State Emergency Alert System (EAS) Plan
for Broadcast & Cable.  
In Nebraska the committee is currently made up of
nine members representing nine stake holders
in the emergency alerting community:

Broadcast Radio
Broadcast TV
Cable TV Companies
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET)
Nebraska Broadcasters Association (NBA)
Nebraska Emergency Management (NEMA)
Nebraska State Patrol (NSP)
Local Emergency Managers
National Weather Service (NWS)More information is available at
 The Broadcast Television Representative position
will become open in December 2018.
If you work in Broadcast TV and are interested
or know of someone who may be a good fit
for the state committee, please contact:
Nebraska SECC Chair
Rod Zeigler at (308)324-2371
Note this is not necessarily a technical position. 
Time commitment is minimal,
the Neb SECC usually meets by phone four times per year,
with occasional in person meetings.
The Nebraska SECC will meet in December 2018
to consider your nomination at that time.

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