Tribune Hosts 2 GHz Transition Tech. Seminar

Tribune Broadcasting will host the second in a series of technology seminars on the 2 GHz broadcast auxiliary band relocation at the WGN Television Station in Chicago on June 29. These 2 GHz Technology Updates provide a forum for broadcast group engineering representatives, industry trade associations and interested manufacturers of microwave related equipment to discuss issues affecting the 2 GHz transition.

The Chicago seminar starts at 10 a.m. with a welcome by David Otey from SBE. Other topics on the draft agenda include a Nextel update, a market training program run-through from SignaSys, a recap of field experiences from Mike Keller at WCVB, a report on bandwidth/interference study results from Bob Seidel of CBS and results from a picture quality study conducted by Ira Goldstone and Andy Bater from Tribune. The meeting is scheduled to finish by 4 p.m.

Additional information is available on the Nextel relocation Web site, Copies of presentations from the June 1, 2005 seminar held in Reston, Va. are available at

Seating at the Chicago seminar is limited so please contact Vance White,, by Friday, June 24 if you are interested in attending.