LBA Technology sponsored, in conjunction with Radio Guide Magazine and others, an AM Directional Seminar at the Texas Association of Broadcasters convention in Austin Texas.  Over 30 senior broadcast engineers from across the United States participated in the event from August 5 – 8.  This hands-on teaching event, is staged by Radio Guide and its sponsors twice a year at different locations in the United States. The seminar facilitates engineers to learn about directional AM antenna systems, from the basic design, layout and engineering, up to and including NEC modeling of arrays.

During the seminar, LBA Technology President Jerry Brown discussed various facets of LBA directional antenna equipment and services. He also introduced the LBA’s new Schomandl test equipment line.  The FIT-70 RF wattmeter and SafeOne™ personal RF monitor were on displayed and demonstrated.

According to Jerry, “Radio Guide has done a great service to the broadcast industry with these seminars. As an eminent worldwide supplier of AM antenna and RF equipment, we recognize and support these educational efforts”.

A  Notable Group of Broadcast Engineers Participated, Including:

Wayne Pecena, Texas A&M; Roger Taylor, Gap Broadcasting; Jeff Zimmer, Family Stations; James Henkel & Duncan Black, Emmis Austin Radio; Jose Chaparro, Radiorama Tampico; Bud Williamson, Digital Radio Engineering; Chester Leediker; Ray Bagby, Wright Broadcasting; Steve White, KDJW Radio; Jim Burt, BTA Inc.; Rodney Norris & Norman Philips, Gap Broadcasting; George Corso, WQAM Radio; Thomas Saylor, Washington State University; Robert Kowalchuk & Wojceich Kobylinski, D.E.M. Allen & Assoc.; Britt Lockhart, Clear Channel; Martin Stabbert, Citadel Communications; Ronald Baker, Desert Radio Group; Jordan Tomlinson, Broadcast Works; Peter Block, Encino Broadcasting

About The Author

LBA Group, Inc. has 50 years of experience in providing RF asset solutions and risk management for industrial and telecommunications infrastructure assets. The group is comprised of LBA Technology, a leading manufacturer and integrator of radio frequency systems, lightning protection and EMC equipment for broadcast, industrial and government users worldwide; the professional consultancy Lawrence Behr Associates and LBA University, providing on-site and online professional training. The companies are based in Greenville, N.C., USA.

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