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Last updated: August 29, 2017


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September 2017 Meeting Notice

Progress Report – ATSC 3 & Repack


Wednesday, September 20th, 2017


6:15PM Refreshments, 6:30 PM Meeting


Rocky Mountain PBS, KRMA, 1089 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204


Food and Refreshments will be provided, $5 donation suggested


Progress Report – ATSC 3 & Repack


Nick vanHaaster of GatesAir

Update on where and how ATSC 3.0 is being implemented, initial feedback on new banded PA’s and challenges coming up with repack filings.

Speaker Bio:
Nick vanHaaster is currently the Regional Sales Manager for the complete product portfolio at GatesAir based in Mason, OH. Nick has been in the broadcast industry for more than 19 years, starting with Pacific Research and Engineering (PR&E) in Carlsbad, CA in 1997 as a systems design engineer for studio facilities. While at Harris Nick was responsible for project management and the broadcast architecture of some of the largest Radio & TV implementations both domestic and international. Before returning to GatesAir in 2015 Nick held the Sr. Project Manager position at Fox Broadcasting in Los Angeles, CA with the responsibility of managing special projects for the network and engineering team that included Program Management, Capex Planning, Systems Engineering and Installation for Fox, FX, FXX, FXM, NatGeo, NatGeo WILD, FSN, FS1, FS2, and Mundo Fox.

Tom Craig
SMPTE Rocky Mountain Section Chairman

Shane Toven, Chairman,
SBE Chapter 48


The SBE National Meeting is happening with AVXpo this year:


Make plans now to attend the 2017 National Meeting of the Society of Broadcast Engineers in Denver, Colorado during the Rocky Mountain Audio Visual Expo (AVX) on Oct. 25th and 26th! Join hundreds of your industry colleagues and vendors to network and discover the latest trends in broadcast and A/V technology.

AVX showcases over 100 manufacturers, as well as local professionals, industry experts, and features a full session schedule focusing on emerging AV and Broadcast technologies. The SBE national meeting on Thursday October 26th at 2 PM includes the annual membership meeting (featuring a live webcast for members around the nation) followed by the annual SBE National Awards Reception at 4 PM with Dinner at 5 PM.

Registration for AVX is free before October 20th at The SBE membership meeting is free to attend along with your AVX registration. After the annual national membership meeting, don't miss the opportunity honor the industry's top engineers at the awards banquet! The SBE reception and awards dinner are just $16. Reservations for the awards dinner can be made at the SBE website ( or by calling the SBE national office during normal business hours (M-F 8:30 AM-4:30 PM ET).

AVX and the SBE National Meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport Hotel and Convention Center, 15500 East 40th Avenue, Denver, CO. Parking is free.

We hope to see you there!


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