Welcome to Chapter 34

The SBE34, non-profit professional organization, is devoted to the advancement of all levels and types of broadcast engineering.

From the studio operator to the maintenance engineer and the chief engineer to the vice president of engineering, SBE34 members come from commercial and non-commercial radio and television stations across New Mexico. The SBE34 provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of information to help broadcast engineers of any level keep pace with our rapidly changing industry.

The Latest in Broadcast Engineering News

NextGen TV: The Expanding Universe of Tools to Deploy ATSC 3.0

James O’Neal, TV Technology A host of new products are available to assist broadcasters making 3.0 switch ALEXANDRIA, VA.—ATSC 3.0, (aka “NextGen TV”), is rapidly making its debut in many U.S. markets, with some 60 deployments now made, and more on the way. There’s no getting around the truth—the 3.0 march is on, and if you’re a television broadcaster you’re going to have to join the ranks to remain competitive. The first installment of this two-part series (in the June issue) discussed in general terms what was required to make the switch from ATSC 1.0 to 3.0 broadcasting. This time,

Aug. 11 Is the Next National EAS Test

A dozen PEP stations had technical issues in the 2019 test Paul McLane, Radio World Aug. 11 will be the date of the first national EAS test since before the pandemic began. Officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency officially informed the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday that it plans its sixth national EAS test on that day. They also plan to conduct a nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) test concurrently. As in the past, FEMA set a backup date in case a national test on Aug. 11 might interfere with actual alerting needs in the country around that time.

David Grice
Advanced Broadcast Services

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Emergency Alert System

The latest news on working with federal, state and local government agencies, to keep New Mexico communities informed and safe through EAS.

Aug. 11 Is the Next National EAS Test

A dozen PEP stations had technical issues in the 2019 test Paul McLane, Radio World Aug. 11 will be the date of the first national EAS test since before the pandemic began. Officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency officially informed the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday that it plans

Simplifying EAS Alert Insertion on HD Subchannels

Work of the NAB Radio Technology Committee pays a dividend Paul McLane, Radio World A highlight of our recent Pro Audio & Radio Tech Summit was the session “Building the Virtual Air Chain.” Among the speakers was Alan Jurison, senior operations engineer for iHeartMedia and a member of the NAB