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July 22, 2013

NAB and SBE Team to Offer Satellite Uplink Operators Training Workshop

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has joined with the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) to present the NAB\SBE Satellite Uplink Operators Training Workshop. Held at NAB headquarters September 30 October 3, 2013, the Workshop will provide instruction on how to comply with FCC satellite regulations through formal training on the technical and operational practices that ensure safe, interference-free satellite transmissions for digital video and broadcast systems.

"The SBE is dedicated to providing quality educational opportunities for its members, and is very pleased to be the co-sponsor of the NAB\SBE Satellite Operators Training Workshop in October," said Ralph Hogan, SBE president.

The Workshop will be led by renowned telecommunications expert Sidney Skjei of Skjei Telecom. With more than 30 years experience in engineering, operating and developing a wide range of hardware and software for satellite communications systems and services, Skjei is highly knowledgeable in all major satellite communications operational areas. The Workshop will include:

  • Instruction on the theory of satellite communications and all operational aspects of the ground equipment for uplink and downlink facilities
  • A Compressed Digital Television and Transmission seminar covering the theory of digital video with an introduction to compression techniques and systems
  • Hands-on training in a satellite newsgathering truck
  • A half-day field trip to a major satellite television uplink center

For more than 20 years, NAB has trained more than 550 engineers and technicians from radio and television stations, universities and satellite services. For registration and additional information, contact NAB Technology at 202-429-5346 or click here.

About SBE
The Society of Broadcast Engineers is the professional organization of television and radio engineers and those in related fields. SBE has more than 5,500 members in 114 chapters in the U.S. and Hong Kong. SBE members can also be found in more than 20 other countries. SBE offers the largest and most recognized certification program for broadcast engineers, operators and technicians, with more than 5,000 certifications currently active. The SBE also offers a growing number of on-line and traditional educational courses and seminars for the technical broadcasting community.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at

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