New RF Boot Camp Added to 2013 NAB Show


WEBWIRE – Friday, February 22, 2013

RF Boot Camp – Understanding Radio & Television Transmission will be part of NAB Show’s Broadcast Engineering Conferen

Washington, D.C. - NAB Show will hold a new Radio Frequency (RF) Boot Camp on Wednesday, April 10 as part of the Broadcast Engineering Conference in Las Vegas. The day-long training program presented by NAB Labs will help attendees expand their knowledge and understanding of radio and television RF transmission.

RF transmission is a critical component in the delivery of audio and video content to viewers and listeners and a major factor in a station’s success from a technical, programming and business perspective. This boot camp will dispel the “magic” often associated with broadcast transmission and will focus on the essentials that all broadcast managers should understand.

“Indeed, the broadcast industry has a good source of engineers and technicians who are experts in studio operations and IT; however, their expertise often does not extend to RF transmission operations,” said Kevin Gage, NAB executive vice president and chief technology officer. “The RF Boot Camp provides an opportunity for station staff in various roles, from engineering, IT and management to gain practical knowledge not available elsewhere.”

Radio technology experts John Bisset of Elenos and Mary Ann Seidler of Tieline Technology and television technology consultants Gary Cavell and Cindy Cavell of Cavell, Mertz & Associates will discuss the operations of broadcast radio and television RF plants. The instructors are adept at explaining complex technical subjects in non-technical terms. They will address the distribution of program and data content from the studio to the RF transmission points, cover the types of hardware and software typically used at the RF plant and explain remote monitoring and telemetry scenarios.

An interactive discussion on towers, transmission lines and antennas will be tailored to those who are unfamiliar with maintenance requirements and safety concerns. The RF Boot Camp will also address specific FCC and OSHA rules related to RF transmission and common compliance methods.

To attend the RF Boot Camp, register for the NAB Show SMART Pass, Conference Flex Pass or Day Pass.

About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 6-11 in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. With more than 90,000 attendees from 151 countries and 1,600+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. Complete details are available at www.nabshow.com.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.



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