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

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

The 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. Item# S-06 - Pub. 2009 - 75pp

Member Price USD: $57.00
Non-Member Price USD: $57.00

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SBE Television Operator's Certification Handbook, 7th Ed. - Digital E-Book and optional certification exam

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

The 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.

The digital e-book can be purchased and downloaded to your reading device from the Amazon bookstore or Barnes and Noble for $44.00.

In addition, after completing the digital e-book, you can purchase the corresponding SBE Certified Television Operator Exam. Upon passing the Certified Television Operator you will hold the certification designation CTO for five years.  Item# S-12 - Pub. 2007 - 72pp

CTO certification exam price for Domestic Members/Non-Members USD: $10.00 + shipping

CTO certification exam price for International Members/Non-Members USD: $30.00 + shipping
(email asullivan@sbe.org for the exam order form)