Chapter 82 e-mail list is moving

The Chapter 82 e-mail list has been hosted by Yahoo Groups for many years. Yahoo is scaling back its Groups service, so the e-mail list is moving to

Current subscribers to the Yahoo list SBE82 have received instructions on how to subscribe to the new list.

If you would like to subscribe to the Chapter 82 e-mail list going forward, please visit the SBE82 page and follow instructions to subscribe.

SBE Ennes Workshop

The SBE Central Michigan Chapter #91 and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters will present a SBE Ennes Workshop on Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Lansing Community College West Campus. This all-day tutorial features sessions on cybersecurity, lightning protection, workbench tips, spurious emission troubleshooting and tomorrow’s studio-transmitter links. Registration is now open and the cost is $40. Only four Ennes Workshops are held each year and attendance is limited to 40 participants.

Chapter 82 October 2019 Meeting Notice

Society of Broadcast Engineers

Southeast Michigan Chapter 82 Meeting Notice

October 2019

Date: WEDNESDAY, October 9, 2019

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Duderstadt Center, Room 3358, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor 48109 (University of Michigan North Campus)

Speaker: Michael Guthrie, Technology Specialist, Harmonic

Subject: Evolving into ATSC 3.0: Technical and Logistical Considerations

Joint Meeting with SMPTE Detroit Section

The transition from ATSC 1.0 to 3.0 will involve several stages.   The need to retain 1.0 service and the transition from current formats (SD, HD 720 and 1080i) to newer, higher quality formats including 1080p, HDR and UHD will complicate the management of transmission resources.  The new formats, and other new ATSC 3.0 features and services are likely to appear piecemeal.  Efficient use of bandwidth will require flexible utilization of both the ATSC 3.0 and ATSC 1.0 bandwidth, managed across multiple business entities and across multiple transmission paths.  New types of sources will need to be included in the transmission at any time, and may originate from any station within the community.  Some may be transitory: a special UHD transmission of a major sporting event for example.  OTT delivery may be necessary for some of these events, and or dynamic management of the transmission system. We will discuss the likely course of this evolution and some possible solutions for achieving efficiency and flexibility in shared transmission systems.

Michael GuthrieMichael Guthrie is a Technology Specialist with Harmonic for over 20 years.  He has over 35 years experience in the broadcast industry in Engineering, Product management, Sales and Marketing in numerous companies including ABC Television, Solid State Logic, McCurdy Radio, Telex Communications, DiviCom and Harmonic.  Michael joined DiviCom  (DiviCom was acquired by Harmonic in 2000) as an ATSC evangelist.  Since then he has worked with customers on Broadcast, Satellite Distribution, Direct to Home Satellite, Telco IPTV, and Over the Top Internet Video projects.



No charge to attend – Non-members and friends welcome.

SBE Chapter 91 Burger Bash Invitation

Chapter 91 (Lansing & Mid-Michigan) is inviting all Chapter 82 SBE members, friends and spouses/significant-others to their annual Burger Bash on Wednesday evening, July 17 in Haslett (northeast of East Lansing).

The Telos Alliance demonstration van will visit as well, and you’ll get a chance to see their latest gear and talk to the Omnia rep.

Please see the flyer for more information and be sure to reply to Rick Thomas if you’re coming. Hope to see you there!