SBE Webinar to Discuss Strategies for Translators and Boosters

May 26, 2011

Indianapolis, IN - May 26, 2011 - The Society of Broadcast Engineers will host a webinar titled Creative Strategies for Translators and Boosters on June 16, from 2 - 3:30 p.m. EDT. The webinar references real-life examples of creative translators and boosters now on the air, and attendees will hear about how AM daytime stations can be programmed at night by using fill-in translators, translator location hopping move-ins to larger populations and translators with HD2 or HD3 primary signal inputs.

The basic translator rules for NCE and commercial frequencies will be covered, in addition to how operators can optimize translator coverage. Examples of synchronous boosters that are working well today will also be provided.

The new LPFM rules will also affect translators. The session will discuss how, in the case of mutually exclusive translator applications, the FCC plans to award an LPFM construction permit in place of the translator applications, and how this decision to do so will be based loosely on what the FCC defines as "local needs."

Doug Vernier, CPBE, president of V-Soft Communications, will instruct the webinar. Vernier is also the CEO of Telecommunications Consultants. He has been a member of SBE since 1990 and has been in broadcasting for more than 35 years.

This webinar costs $49 for SBE members and $69 for non-members; and targets engineering directors, CEOs, general managers, operations managers, chief engineers, RF engineers and any students of broadcast engineering interested in learning more about the use of translators and boosters. To register on-line, visit the Education/Webinars page at the SBE website.

The completion of this webinar from Webinars by SBE qualifies for 1 credit, identified under Category I of the Recertification Schedule for SBE Certifications.

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