ABA Engineering Academy 2016
February 8th – 12th………Radio Engineering Class *
February 27th …………..Art of Mixing Live Audio workshop (First Baptist Church, Dothan AL)
March 21st – 25th ……….Television Engineering Class *
May 26th …………………..Understanding HDTV
June 6th – 10th …………..Radio Engineering Class *
June 25th ………………….Broadcast Engineering 101 (radio & television technical overview)
August 1st – 5th …………Television Engineering Class *
August 19th ………………Engineering day at ABA annual convention
* The Radio Engineering Classes and the Television Engineering Classes require a $50.00 registration fee which will be refunded in full at the end of the class.
Radio Engineering Class
This class is designed for those with an interest in radio broadcast engineering. It covers basic electronics, understanding audio (analog and digital), RF transmission, antennas, station operation and a review of FCC rules and regulations. We offer the opportunity to take the SBE certification exam (CBT or CBRE) at the end of the class. It is not required to take the exam to attend the classes. A comprehensive study/reference guide is made available to each student.
Television Engineering Class
The television class if anyone with an interest in television broadcast engineering. As with the radio class we cover basic electronics, understanding audio, detail look at how the video is created and transmitted to home viewers, basic station operations and a review of the FCC rules and regulations. We offer the opportunity to take the SBE certification exam (CBT or CBTE) at the end of the class. It is not required to take the exam to attend the classes. A comprehensive study/reference guide is made available to each student.
While these two classes are designed and presented for students with little or no broadcast experience we have found that they are a great “refresher course” for seasoned engineers and offers opportunities to pick up information about new technology.
Digital Audio Workstation seminar
This one day seminar covers analog to digital conversion (A/D), basic principles of recording audio both analog and digital, review of proper levels, and a look “under the hood” at setting up and operating a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation).
Understanding HDTV Seminar
Digital television has been around for a number of years, but often the engineer doesn’t take the time to really understanding how everything fits together to create and deliver the video and audio to the consumers set. This one day seminar will walk through the process from the camera lens to the television set display. Next generation television, known as ATSC-3, will also be covered.
Art of Mixing Live Audio Workshop
This workshop is designed for broadcast engineers, church sound crews, and anyone involved in mixing audio either for a live performance or recording. Items covered include overview of sound itself, microphones (type, patterns and placing), basics of digital audio, set up and operating a multitrack mixer, review of equalization and other dynamics.
The workshops are presented at various locations around the state and are normally hosted by an area church.
IP Fundamentals for Broadcasting
The line between broadcast engineering and IP operation is quickly fading away. Most all equipment in both radio and television operations are controlled by some type of IP connection. Understanding the basics of IP is essential to working in broadcast engineering. This seminar is an updated version of the one we presented earlier and covers all areas of IP fundamentals for broadcasting.
Broadcast Engineering 101
This seminar is designed for those interested in learning about radio and television broadcasting. While not technical in subject matter, it will offer (in block diagram form) how a broadcast plant is put together. Basic station operations, FCC and engineering duties will also be covered.
This is a great seminar for high school, junior college students and anyone looking at broadcasting engineering as a career.
For more information contact Larry Wilkins, Academy Director.