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SBE Television Operator’s Certification Handbook, 7th Ed.

By Dane E. Ericksen, P.E., CSRTE, 8-VSB, CBNT
     Douglas W. Garlinger, CPBE, 8-VSB, CBNT
     Joe Snelson, Jr., CPBE, 8-VSB

The new 7th edition has been totally rewritten and updated to include the latest developments in digital television. It is designed for the entry level, non-technical pool of applicants that fill master control positions in today's television marketplace. The 7th edition includes practical information on the Emergency Alert System, FAA tower lighting, remote control operation, FCC power levels, program sources, ingesting, Children's Television time restrictions and more. It contains new and updated information on how TV facilities work, operating the station, the duties of master control operators and maintaining the station logs. It explains the digital signal path as programming passes through typical equipment found in a modern digital master control. The last chapter provides a basic introduction to the principles of 8-VSB transmission, video compression, PSIP and the DTV formats used to display the video picture on the home receiver. Pub. 2009 • 75pp  Order Now!

Purchase of the book includes an optional exam to become certified by the SBE as a Certified Television Operator.

Member Price USD: $54.00

Non-Member Price USD: $54.00

+ $4.00 S/H

Educational institution discounts and  discounts on orders of five to nine and ten or more are available. For more information, please contact the SBE National Office.

 

SBE Certification Handbook for Radio Operators, 2nd Ed. AVAILABLE NOW

By Ron Bartlebaugh, CBNT

This handbook helps radio board operators learn more about the broadcasting business from the technical and business side. It covers topics such as FCC rules, technical layout of a typical station and the general responsibilities of a radio operator. An overview of station management structure and professional etiquette is presented. Other chapters cover station logs, the Emergency Alert System (EAS), safety requirements and operational procedures for trouble situations.

Purchase of the book includes an optional exam to become certified by the SBE as a SBE Certified Radio Operator. Pub. 2014 - 72pp Order Now!

Member Price USD: $54.00

Non-Member Price USD: $54.00

+ $4.00 S/H

Educational institution discounts and discounts on orders of five to nine copies and ten or more are available. For more information, please contact the SBE National Office.

 

SBE Radio Chief Operator’s Handbook, 2nd Ed.

By Jack Layton, CPBE

This handbook is written specifically for the non-technical radio chief operator. Its purpose is to enable one with some exposure to the equipment in a broadcast radio facility to be able to carry out the duties of a chief operator. It provides information a chief operator needs to be able to recognize problems that cause the operation of the radio station to be beyond the limits of the station license and/or the FCC Rules. It also includes excerpts from the FCC Rules relevant to the chief operator. This updated edition has a new section explaining digital audio broadcasting. Pub. 2005 - 71pp Order Now!

 

SBE Guide to Writing Broadcast Station Operations Manuals

By Fred Baumgartner, CPBE, CBNT

This is a rather complete collection of operator’s manuals, technical guides, employee handbooks, job descriptions, evaluations, contracts and letters. The entire collection of examples is available on disk so you can edit the generic text and put in your station-specific information. The source material that the SBE “Guide” is taken from includes both radio and television stations, small and large markets. It also often contains alternate text when there are options for dealing with a specific policy. Pub. 1998 - 105pp Order Now!

 

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SBE is always looking for new ideas for books that will provide the broadcast engineer with new and valuable resources of information to help you do your job. If you have an idea for a book or you wish to recommend an expert in a specific topic as a potential author, please contact SBE Executive Director, John Poray, CAE at jporay@sbe.org or (317) 846-9000.

 

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