Letter from the NMSBE Chair: May 2016

Letter from the Chairman

Posted on 05-31-16

We are pleased to report that your SBE Chapter 34 officers, with lots of support of the New Mexico Broadcasters Association, have been able to deliver on our commitment thus far to hold meetings every other month so this year. Much of this credit also goes to Chapter 34 Vice Chair and Program Chairman Evan Baker and Past Chair and Secretary Scott Arthur. And, as an added bonus, complimentary lunch was part of the deal!

This week is the NMBA annual convention at the Marriott Hotel at I-40 and Louisiana. This year, their staff have put together a particularly attractive program package for the broadcast engineers. On Friday, June 3rd, a webinar about RF radiation will be held during the morning session presented by the leading authority on the subject, RF safety expert Richard Strickland of RF Safety Solutions. The course provides an overview of RF radiation issues and practices for broadcasters. Course content is updated regularly.

The SBE RF Safety Course is designed for chief and assistant chief engineers, transmitter site engineers, ENG and SNG maintenance personnel and management that need to have an understanding of RF safety issues and regulations. A certificate of completion is available to participants who complete the webinar, providing evidence of RF safety awareness training. Also, you’ll have the opportunity to take an exam right after lunch about the course material. You will receive a separate certificate for successful completion of the exam. NMBA will issue those certificates later in June.

And remember: Completion of this webinar from Webinars by SBE qualifies for one credit, identified under Category I of the Recertification Schedule for SBE Certifications.

Registration will be near the ballroom this year. Please stop by and grab your name tag, NMBA gift along with a breakfast burrito and donut. Coffee will be in the room.

The conference room will open at 8am so you can chat with vendors prior to starting the training. There will be WiFi available in the room.

Attorney Frank Jazzo, always entertaining and informative, will join us in the afternoon session.

So, I hope to see you there, registration is at www.nmba.org.

Bill