Dates and events you need to know

February 18, 2005

ATSC Digital VSB Seminar
Date: March, 23 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., San Francisco
The San Francisco section of SMPTE and SBE Chapter 40 will present a one-day seminar on the ATSC's digital television (DTV) vestigial sideband (VSB) transmission system to be held at KQED-TV’s studio.
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National Association of Broadcasters annual convention
April 16 to 21, Las Vegas
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Exam date for SBE Certification
Application Deadline: March 1
Exam Date: April 19, Las Vegas
The Society of Broadcast Engineers has set the application deadline for its April 19 SBE certification exam.
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Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo
Dates: March 7 to 8, Lansing, MI
The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Broadcast Conference and Expo will include a solid engineering track, including: DTV test and measurement; completing DTV coverage through on-channel and translator technologies; and cheap cures for the common station.
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SBE leadership course
Registration Deadline: May 4
The Society of Broadcast Engineers will present Course I: Leadership — The Framework of People Skills in Indianapolis June 7 to 9. The course costs $545.
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SBE sets deadline for 2004 annual awards
Deadline: May 31
The SBE has set a May 31 deadline to submit nominations for its annual awards. The society is seeking nominations for several categories, including Broadcast Engineer of the Year, Educator of the Year and the Technology Award.
Nomination forms are available at

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