SBE Chapter 124 Portland/Salem, OR & Vancouver, WA


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SBE 124 Portland, Salem, & Vancouver

SBE124 Monthly Lunch Meeting Notice

 

When:

Tuesday, August 13th, Noon

 

Where:

Buffalo Gap Saloon Eatery (upstairs)

6835 SW Macadam (at California)

Portland

503-244-7111

 

What:

Don Backus, Account Manager, Radio Transmitters, Rohde & Schwarz

With Total Cost of Ownership increasing for TV and FM broadcasters, there is an increasing need to reduce these costs over the life-cycle of the transmission system while improving performance and reducing ongoing maintenance costs. From alternative cooling systems to more efficient designs, from reductions in required floor space to reducing service costs by minimizing required maintenance, there are a number of factors that reduce the cost of ownership while improving up-time and performance. We will look at TCO and some of the advanced transmitter technologies that enable reduction in operating costs, both for Radio and TV transmitters. We’ll also discuss some forward looking technology initiatives including HD Radio Generation 4.

Don Backus is Account Manager, Radio Transmitters for global communication technology leader and innovator Rohde & Schwarz, handling Canada and the United States. Prior to joining Rohde & Schwarz in 2017, Don was Eastern US Sales Manager for Broadcast Electronics for five years. Don was previously VP of Sales & Marketing at ENCO Systems for 13 years and prior to that has held a number of positions in radio as an on-air personality, production director, general manager and chief engineer. He has presented to a number of professional broadcasting organizations including the Audio Engineering Society, a number of international, state and regional conferences and several SBE and IEEE chapters. Don has served two terms on the board of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and has recently completed serving his second term on the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation board.  Don is a member of the SBE.

 

You do not have to be a member of, or be certified by, SBE to attend the lunch meetings.

We would appreciate it if you were to join.  Membership has its benefits.

You can catch this same presentation at the other two SBE Chapters in Oregon:  Chapter 76 in Eugene on Wednesday and Chapter 141 in Medford on Thursday.

 

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