Intro to Engineering Academy

Date(s) - 10/10/16 - 10/12/16
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Colorado’s radio and television broadcasters are concerned about the shrinking number of broadcast engineers. The CBA’s goal is to introduce existing broadcasters, and those outside our industry, to the world of broadcast engineering.

A FREE 3-day Intro to Engineering course will be taught by Larry Wilkins. Larry has over 40 years of radio and TV engineering experience and has served on the SBE National Board of Directors and presently serves on the SBE Certification Committee. He holds Certified Professional Broadcast Engineer (CPBE), AM Directional (AMD) and Certified Broadcast Network Technology (CBNT) certifications.

Good engineering practice will the primary goal for each area. This seminar is really a “look under the hood” at broadcast engineering.  It all starts with understanding the basics behind the technology that you use everyday.

Topics include:

  • “Trash in Trash out” (understanding sounds/visual waves and audio/video streams)
  • “Why are they louder than us?” (Understanding proper processing)
  • “Do we really live in a digital world” (understanding 1’s & 0’s / A-D conversion)
  • “Too much of the good stuff” (understanding digital compression)
  • “It goes in here & comes out there” (review of AM and FM/TV RF generation)
  • “Are we coming in clear?” (review of FM/TV antennas plus AM non-DA & DA systems)
  • “The FCC is in the lobby” (Overview of FCC rules)
  • “I need that by COB today” (engineering management)

As a station manager or engineer you should identify and send that employee who has a natural knack for engineering. The staff member who currently likes to follow the engineer around and ask questions is the perfect candidate.

If you’re a broadcast employee who has always wanted to venture into the engineering side of radio or television, this 3-day course will provide the basics on what broadcast engineering involves.

The 3-day course will be held at The Colorado Media School, Monday, October 10th through Wednesday, October 12th. Each day starts at 9:00 A.M. and will wrap around 4:00 P.M.

We welcome all to attend and there is no fee, but there is a limit to the class size. Registration closes when the class size limit is reached or October 5th, whichever occurs first. Transportation, meals and lodging are the responsibility of the attendee.

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