Scheduled Meetings / Information

Chapter 141, Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE), generally meets on the 2nd Thursday after the first Monday of each month. The date rarely varies from this formula. This keeps the meeting towards the middle of every month.

The usual meeting location is at Wild River Pizza, 2684 N. Pacific Hwy, Medford, OR 97501, (541) 773-7487  and the time is 12:00 p.m. You do not need to be a member of the SBE to attend these meetings, nor do you have to be a member of the local broadcast community. As long as the topic of the meeting is of interest to you, you’re invited. If you see that a given month is “Reserved” for an exhibitor, it means simply that. Additional details of meetings are posted here as soon as they’re available.

Tuesday, June 9th, at 11:55AM (**New Date and Time)

With COVID-19 so deeply impacting our lives right now, we can’t have our regular meeting at the Sizzler Restaurant.

HOWEVER, the crew in Portland has make arrangements to conduct their meeting via the conferencing app, Zoom. At this point, Eugene and Medford can be a part of that presentation. Please read these steps on how to participate.

Pre-register with this link:
You will get back the actual link.

The meeting actually starts at 11:55 AM to give you time to make sure your connection and settings are working correctly.  Please mute your mic when you join the meeting.

Zoom recently upgraded to Version 5 – make sure you have that ahead of time as it will upgrade before you can connect.  The meeting actually starts a few minutes early to give you time to make sure your connection and settings are working correctly.  Please mute your mic when you join the meeting, and note that on a PC or laptop the space bar is the push-to-talk button.

The Zoom app can be ran from a computer Internet browser.  Apps for iPhone/iPad and Android devices are available for free.  You’ll want to have things working correctly before you click on the link on the day of the meeting. Dial-in only is available.

The presenter for this month will be by Bob Tarsio, President/CEO, Broadcast Devices

Pt. 1     RF Power Measurement Accuracy Specifications and How They are Derived
Pt. 2    Basic Primer on SNMP – Simple Network Management Protocol and How it is Implemented with BDI Products
Pt. 3     Multiplex over AES – A New Method for Feeding an FM Exciter – Using Proper Methods for Best Results

Since February 2002, Bob Tarsio has been president/CEO of Broadcast Devices, Inc. a manufacturer of audio and radio frequency monitoring products for the broadcast, professional audio, industrial, tactical radio systems, and scientific markets. BDI was co founded in 1985 by Mr. Tarsio and Mr. Frank Burgert. Mr. Tarsio is presently the sole owner of the company.

Mr. Tarsio has been involved in the communications/electronics industry since 1975. He has worked as a director of engineering and chief engineer for firms including the Highland Broadcasting Corporation, and Viacom Broadcasting. Mr. Tarsio spent twenty years at Viacom – the majority of that time as director of engineering for WLTW FM in New York City. In his last four years at Viacom, Mr. Tarsio was director of engineering of new technology development at the corporate level, reporting the chief technology officer of the company. While with the radio division, Mr. Tarsio was in charge of studio and transmitter design and development including R.F. combiner systems. Mr. Tarsio was involved with digital television development for Viacom and its subsidiaries.

Mr. Tarsio holds a Bachelor of Science/Physics from Pace University, and is a member of the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

Broadcast Devices, Inc. incorporated in 1985 is a privately held manufacturer of electronic products for the broadcast, professional audio, industrial RF, and scientific industries and offers technical services to the electronics communications industry. For more information about the company and its products visit

Future Meeting Dates

June 17th-

July 15th-