Engineering Services

Annual Broadcast Exhibition

This all-day exhibition features equipment, products and services of interest to radio and television broadcasters including general managers, engineers, programming and production personnel and other station decision makers.  The exhibition is held each January at the Winter Convention and usually features over 35 vendors.  It is considered "one of the best in the country" by vendors and attendees alike.

Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP)

SCBA’s Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program offers stations protection from random FCC inspection for a period of three years.

How to Enroll in ABIP

Emergency Alert System (EAS)

Monthly Engineering Webinars

Attention Engineers:

Through a joint effort of the Alabama Broadcasters Association, the Georgia Association of Broadcasters and the South Carolina Broadcasters Association, we offer a FREE monthly engineering webinar that is open to all SCBA member stations.  These webinars are held on the third Tuesday of each month from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern time.

APRIL WEBINAR:

Broadcast RF Thermal Imaging Webinar

Our guest speaker for the April Engineering Webinar will be Paul Shulins, president of Shulins Solutions a radio and television consulting firm based in Andover, Massachusetts, specializing in remote control solutions, studio design and construction, antenna protection systems and ratings metrics.

Paul has been working as a Radio Chief Engineer for forty years. He has been responsible for the planning and day-to-day management of one of the first major market studio consolidations in 1998 for Greater Media's Boston radio stations. He is a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers and has held an SBE Radio Engineer Certification since 1982. Paul is also the Vice President for IEEE's Broadcast Technology Society.

He will discuss the theory behind thermal imaging and the practical applications he has found useful to broadcasters by combining the advanced sensors to detect infrared electromagnetic radiation with UAS (drones). Recently this set of tools has begun to make possible the close inspection of broadcast transmission systems in ways that were not practical just a few years ago. By detecting undesired heat energy loss in these complex and sometimes inaccessible components, targeted remedies can be implemented efficiently to repair damage, or to prevent line or antenna deterioration from advancing.

This webinar will be presented on Tuesday April 20th, 2021 starting at 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time.

Attention Engineers:

These webinars are free to SCBA members and registration can be made by contacting the SCBA office at (803) 732-1186 or scba@scba.net.

Past Monthly Engineering Webinars are archived on line. Contact the SCBA office for details on how to access these webinars.