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

FCC Trying to Visualize New and Improved EAS

NAB sees no need for a “complex redesign” of EAS BY RANDY J. STINE PUBLISHED: MAY 11, 2022 The National Association of Broadcasters believes many of the pieces needed to improve emergency alerting in the United States are already in place and no major overhaul of existing EAS is needed. The FCC’s pursuit of ways to improve the utility of EAS to more effectively reach larger segments of the population, especially persons who are deaf or hard of hearing with more visual alerts, has generated many responses from legacy EAS stakeholders. The FCC’s EAS Notice of Inquiry (NOI) in 2021 was

FAA Report Recommends Update to Drone Rules

The recommendations outline new regulations, certifications for “beyond visual line of sight” operation Drone pilots, take notice: The Federal Aviation Administration committee is recommending new operational rules and certification criteria for uncrewed aircraft systems operating beyond visual line of sight. The FAA Beyond Visual Line of Sight Aviation Rulemaking Committee released its final report earlier this month. The committee was tasked with examining how current Part 107 of Title 14 rules (“Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems”) could be modified to allow safe operation of UAS flying beyond the visual range of their pilot. This would include systems that are operated by

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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.

FCC Trying to Visualize New and Improved EAS

NAB sees no need for a “complex redesign” of EAS BY RANDY J. STINE PUBLISHED: MAY 11, 2022 The National Association of Broadcasters believes many of the pieces needed to improve emergency alerting in the United States are already in place and no major overhaul of existing EAS is needed. The

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