SMPTE-DC Section Meeting, September 2013

Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 19:00 to 21:00
Crystal City Public Broadcasting Service
2100 Crystal Drive
22202 Arlington, VA
United States
Event Details: 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

7:00 pm Social, networking and refreshments (sponsored by Rohde & Schwarz)
7:30 pm Presentation (facility tours may be available following)

2100 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
**RSVP Requested**
Please reply to if you plan to attend.  This will help PBS security.  Late-comers will be admitted, call Eric at 301-802-5885 if you have trouble getting in!

"Advances in Transmitter Technology"
Walt Gumert, Rohde & Schwarz
Mr.Gumert will discuss the introduction of Doherty amplifier technology into broadband broadcast transmitters, boosting power efficiency of solid state amplifiers comparable to that of tube transmitters.  Some general discussion of broadcast transmitters will be included.
Note: During the day on 9/19 Karl Kuhn of Tektronix will be presenting a Video Insight workshop on  technical topics that may be of interest.  Please see the link below (this is not a SMPTE event):

PBS HQ is in the Crystal Plaza complex off of Rt. 1, between 22nd and 23rd Streets in Crystal City.  This area is accessible from I-395 North and South, the GW Parkway, and bridges from DC.  Please check map resources for details.
Also accessible via METRO Crystal City station.  Outdoor walking route: Take the main escalators up two levels until you are above ground.  Turn left to walk down 18th Street.  18th Street will end at Crystal Drive.  Turn right on Crystal Drivve and walk down to 20th Street; cross 20th Street at McCormic and Schmick Seafood, proceed under the overhead walkway to the 2100 Crystal Drive entrance into the building.  Once inside, walk just past the Bank to a recessed elevator lobby.  Either of these two elevators will take you to the main lobby of the building.  Once you are at the main lobby, proceed through the glass doors to the PBS reception area.
October 11:  New Distance Learning facility, University of Maryland, College Park
November 7: New NPR facility tour, NPR HQ, Washington DC
December 5:  SMPTE/SBE Holiday Party, Buca di Beppo, Dupont Circle.
January 16, 2014: TBA
February 2014:  No meeting
March 20, 2014: TBD (likely presentation by Tektronix with Loyola Student Section in Baltimore)
April 2014:  No meeting (NAB)
May 21/22, 2014:  Bits By the Bay, Chesapeake Beach, MD (including our annual NAB Recap)