James E. O'Neal
James E. O’Neal has more than 50 years of experience in the broadcast arena, serving for nearly 37 years as a television broadcast engineer and, following his retirement from that field in 2005, moving into journalism as technology editor for TV Technology for almost the next decade. He continues to provide content for this publication, as well as sister publication Radio World, and others. He authored the chapter on HF shortwave radio for the 11th Edition of the NAB Engineering Handbook, and serves as editor-in-chief of the IEEE’s Broadcast Technology publication, and as associate editor of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal. He is a SMPTE Life Fellow, and a Life Member of the IEEE and the SBE.
A large number of rare items came from the estate of television historian and collector Ed Reitan, who passed away in January.
Bits By The Bay,” a two-day regional technical conference organized by the Washington, D.C. Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, once again played to a sell-out audience
TV Technology has learned that LARCAN, a Canadian television and radio transmitter manufacturer that has been in operation since the early 1950s, ceased operating on July 10.
I grew up in a small town with the closest television station transmitters more than 60 miles distant; a situation then termed “fringe” area reception.
She will serve as the organization’s chief representative in the United States and Canada and will be leading its operations and business development activities there.
The overwhelming focus of the organizations gathering was on the ATSC 3.0 next-generation television standard.
Several months ago, I shared my thoughts in this space about our country’s Emergency Alert System, explaining its somewhat tortuous history and underpinnings.
Whether its IP, SDI or analog one thing is inevitable, and that’s the need for monitoring, signal processing, and test and measurement gear
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