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Dates and events you need to know

CBA 2005 fall show
Date: Oct. 23-25
Location: Stardust Hotel, Las Vegas
The Community Broadcasters Association annual gathering will focus on DTV, including a condensed version of the DTV Burst & Larcan Training Camp and “DTV 101: What You Really Need to Understand.”
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SBE Ennes workshop in Boston
Date: Oct. 25
The full-day program at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center in Marlborough, MA, will cover passive RF systems and mask filters for television transmitters, DTV transport systems, Program Metadata Communication Protocol and closed captioning for DTV.
For more information, call the national SBE Office.

DTV Channel Election — Round Two Conflict Letters
Date: October 2005
Media Bureau issues conflict letters for Round Two.
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LARCAN training seminars
Dates: Nov. 7-9
LARCAN will conduct training seminars on its M Series and MD Series high-power broadcast transmitters at its customer service center. Models to be covered include the TTS30M and DTT4M.
To register, call: 905-564-9222.
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SMPTE technical conference and exhibition
Date: Nov. 9-12
Location: New York City
This year’s annual Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers gathering will open with a full day devoted to digital cinema with the remaining three days devoted to digital standard definition and high definition television.
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DTV Channel Election — Round Two Conflict Decision Forms
Date: December 2005
Licensees file conflict decision forms with Media Bureau.
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2006 NCTA Technical Paper call
Deadline: Proposals due Dec. 12
The National Cable & Telecommunications Association is seeking proposals for technical papers on any topic of interest to broadband cable and telecommunications engineers to be presented at The National Show and published in “The 2006 NCTA Technical Papers.”
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DTV Channel Election — Round Three Elections
Date: February 2006
Licensees file Round Three elections with the Media Bureau; public notice lists NCAs, if any, filed in Round Three and set comment dates.
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DTV Channel Election — Round Three Conflict Resolution
Date: March 2006
Commission resolves remaining conflicts among third round elections.
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New DTV Table of Allotments
Date: August 2006
Commission issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing new DTV Table of Allotments.
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