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

Radiofrequency Exposure Limits Revised: FCC Proposes Expanding Rules to Cover Higher Frequencies

by Peter Tannenwald, Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth

The FCC has resolved many of the issues that it has been considering since 2013 with respect to limits on the exposure of human beings to radiofrequency (“RF”) energy. An important aspect of the decision is that existing exposure limits will not be tightened. However, the environmental rules dealing with RF exposure have been significantly rewritten, with more uniform criteria for exemptions from environmental assessment, more flexibility in how to establish compliance, and more specificity in required mitigation techniques in exposure risk situations.

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David Grice
Advanced Broadcast Services

Emergency Alert System

Working with federal, state and local government agencies, broadcasters keep their communities informed and safe through EAS.

New Mexico is rarely subject to statewide disasters, but broadcasters are constantly warning their listeners and viewers of hazardous weather such as dust storms, hail storms, and snow storms as well as the dangers of wildfires, flash floods and tornados.

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