Detroit SMPTE Presents ‘Adventures in Channel Combining’

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Detroit Section will host a free virtual meeting open to all members, guests and non-members on Tuesday, January 12 at 7:00 p.m. The topic will be “Adventures in Channel Combining.”

Guest speaker is Jim Stenberg of American Tower.

This presentation will familiarize the audience with some of the important features and issues related to multichannel combined RF system design and installation. We will examine the different types and characteristics of broadband antennas, transmission lines and channel combining systems used for TV and the tradeoffs necessary to successfully design and implement a system. Design examples from the recent TV spectrum auction/repack will be used for the discussion. It is intended to be a show and tell presentation with audience participation and questions desired.

Jim Stenberg is currently a principal engineer, RF broadcast, with the US Tower division of American Tower Corporation headquartered in Woburn, MA. He is responsible for RF engineering at the company’s numerous multitenant broadcast sites and supports broadcast sales efforts with new and existing customers on the company’s 40,000 plus towers in the US. Prior to joining ATC in 2013 Jim was the owner/operator of JS Engineering, an RF engineering and field service company which began operation in 2005. Before starting his own company Jim worked for several RF equipment manufacturers including Dielectric, Passive Power and MicroCommunications. Involved primarily in the research and design of antennas, transmission lines, and filters for TV and FM stations, he holds eight US patents for various RF products. Jim lives in Portland, Maine and holds a BSEE from the University of Lowell, MA. In 2020, he was awarded the 2020 NAB TV engineering achievement award for his 30 plus years of service in the industry.

Guests and non-members welcome – No admission charge

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