April 11, 2014
We now have a date set for the special ABA Engineering Academy’s “HD Radio Seminar”. This one day overview of HD Radio will be held Saturday May 24th from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Location will be the ABA Training Center 2180 Parkway Lake Drive, Hoover.
Presenters for this most informative and timely seminar will be Frank Foti and Jeff Welton. Both Frank and Jeff are experts in HD Radio and bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge about the subject.
Frank is Telos Alliance CEO and Omnia Audio founder and has been the driving force behind the design of Omnia processors over the last several years. He was the recipient of the NAB Radio Engineering Achievement Award in 2013. He will discuss in detail proper configuration for analog and digital processing. He indicates “the biggest problem with HD Radio is that engineers are still setting their digital processors the way analog processors are set up…that is incorrect…digital processors are completely different.”
Jeff has worked with Nautel for over 23 years. He is currently the Nautel Sales Manager for U.S. Central Region but previously he spent 16.5 years as a Nautel Customer Service Technician. He will open the lid and take the mystery out of HD Radio technology . Jeff has been involved in numerous digital projects all over the country. Importers, Exporters and Exgine will be discussed in detail. Proper set up, configuration and maintenance will be covered.
There is no cost for the seminar. Make your plans now to attend.
Also mark your calendar for the ABA annual convention August 15th & 16th. We will host an “Engineering Day” on Saturday August 16th with the topic “Audio and Video over IP”. Several experienced engineers/vendors will offer presentations covering this most timely subject. The convention will also feature a large exhibit hall with vendors for both radio and television. Location will be the Hyatt Regency in Birmingham. Complete information and online registration will available soon on the ABA web site.
Finally, a reminder that our next round of “Engineering Classes” will be starting soon. The Radio class is July 14th – 18th and the Television class will be September 8th – 12th.
Larry Wilkins CPBE®
Alabama Broadcasters Association