Committee Chaired by Ling Ling Sun, CTO of Nebraska Public Media

September 27, Washington, D.C. — Proposals for technical papers and panel sessions are now being accepted for the NAB Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology (BEIT) Conference, taking place April 13-16, 2024 at NAB Show in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Selected papers will be presented during the conference and are eligible for inclusion in the official “Proceedings of the 2024 NAB BEIT Conference.”

The BEIT Conference at NAB Show is designed for broadcast engineers and technicians, technology managers and developers, contractors, equipment manufacturers and distributors, consultants, researchers and R&D engineers. The conference focuses on technical issues facing today’s media professionals with an emphasis on the evolution of technology for radio, television, digital and the broader media and IT ecosystem. Papers and session proposals may be submitted online through the 2024 BEIT Conference Call for Papers and Panels Portal.

Proposals explaining the underlying technologies used in new broadcast products or services will be considered. Proposals submitted for the purpose of promoting company products or services will not be accepted.

The deadline for proposals is November 3, 2023. Submissions accepted for presentation will be notified by January 19, 2024.

NAB is partnering with several organizations that serve on the NAB BEIT Conference Program  Committee including IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (IEEE BTS), North American Broadcasters Association (NABA), Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) and Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE). Industry veteran Ling Ling Sun, chief technology officer at Nebraska Public Media, is serving as chair of the Committee.
Sun was among the “Top 50 Women Leaders in Technology of 2022” announced by “Women We Admire” and is a 2019 National Technology Leadership Award honoree by Broadcast & Cable.

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The IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (BTS) invites you to attend the Annual Broadcast Symposium (ABS) at the beautiful NAB headquarters in Washington DC, 14 - 15 November.

This year we are back with an amazing program and keynote speakers. Our keynote speakers are from distinctly different areas of engineering and will offer broad insights and unique information to enrich attendees.

We will feature IEEE President Elect Tom Coughlin on Tuesday at the joint IEEE/AFCCE luncheon. Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates is a widely respected digital storage analyst as well as business and technology consultant.  He has over 40 years in the data storage industry with engineering and management positions at several companies as well as 20 years as a respected consultant.  Dr. Coughlin has many publications and six patents to his credit.

On Wednesday BTS is excited to welcome Dr. Samara L. Firebaugh, Provost at the United States Navel Academy.  Dr. Firebaugh joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at USNA in 2001, and has served in several roles at USNA including Vice President of the Faculty Senate, Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and most recently the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. She was the 2014 recipient of the Class of 1951 Civilian Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the 2012 recipient of the Raouf Award for Excellence in Engineering Teaching.  She received the Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 2014, and was appointed a Senior Member of IEEE in 2017.

The program will cover a diverse cross section of topics by industry experts and practitioners including both radio and TV. They will provide real world experience and technical expertise on current and future broadcast transmission topics in an industry faced with relentless change. Our goal is to share with industry the benefits from what some have learned through solving problems in today’s broadcast systems.

Join us this November.

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About IEEE Broadcast Technology Society:

A collaborative working group driving the advancement of technology in the industry.

The BTS mission is to serve the needs of the members of the Broadcast Technology Society to enhance their professional knowledge and vitality by keeping them informed of the latest research results and their practical applications.

IEEE BTS is one of the technical societies & councils you can join as an IEEE member.

BTS members are encourged to watch the BTS Presidents video for an update on all of the exciting things happening in the BT Society, Broadcasting Field and beyond.  

If you have any comments, suggestions, concerns, or would like more information on how you can be a part of BTS, pleased contact

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The scope of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Standards Committee (BTSC) covers the standardization and documentation of devices, equipment, techniques, and systems related to the production, distribution, wired and wireless transmission, propagation aspects, and reception of video, audio, and/or data services in which the one-to-many transmissions are intended for direct reception by the general public or a target audience.
Current projects include:
• Aggregated Digital Studio-to-Transmitter-Link (STL) for Radio
• Passive Intermodulation (PIM) Measurements at Broadcast Frequencies & Power Levels
• Transmitter Spectrum Mask Measurements at Broadcast Frequencies & Power Levels


The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, 20 June, 2023, from 10 – 11 am EDT. If you are interested in participating, please send an email to to receive meeting details.


For additional information, contact the IEEE Broadcast Technology Standards Committee Chair, Merrill Weiss, at or the IEEE SA Program Manager, Pat Roder, at

December 9, 2021, 4PM ET - The IEEE Broadcast Technology Society is delighted to announce that the 2021 Jules Cohen Award is to be presented to Valentino (Tino) Trainotti of Argentina.


The Jules Cohen Award is the Society’s premier award and recognizes major contributions to the industry, integrity and professionalism, and a record of sharing expertise for the benefit of colleagues, and of the industry as a whole.

“He is a consultant for countries around the world for designing AM transmitter plants, that require high powers for desert regions. He is the most outstanding engineer in the area of RF in matters of wave propagation and low frequency antennas of the South American region” said Prof. Dr. Ing. Walter Gustavo Fano Director of Laboratorio de Radiación Electromagnética Facultad de Ingeniería Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Tino’s career exemplifies these values. He has published numerous technical papers (some of which are cited by 85 patents) and served for several years as an IEEE BTS Distinguished Lecturer. His publications have been abundant in the IEEE, in the BTS, APS and EMCS Societies. Tino is currently co-author and editor with Prof. Dr. Ing. Walter Gustavo Fano of a book on "Electromagnetic Compatibility" for the University of Buenos Aires Editions (EUDEBA), now in press. He is the author of the book's chapter titled: “Antenna Calibration for EMC”, in this new book, he analyzes some questions concerning the attenuations site parameter, because, he has a studied a better approach, already published in his papers of IEEE, in order to improve the measurement procedure, and probably will be very important for the IEEE Standards of EMC.

He is well-known as an expert who has solutions to colleagues’ problems. “In 1998, while I was working for CBC, I had problems with an AM station, in Gander at 1400kHz. I could not make sense of my calculations on tower phasing and currents. Being experienced in Satcom more than LF, I seek Dr Trainotti expertise, which explained to me exactly what I was doing wrong and pointed me to an issue with grounding radials” said Guy Bouchard, Directeur Technique Réseau et Entretien, Télé-Québec.

“These values closely match those of the late Jules Cohen and make this award particularly appropriate” said Peter Symes, Awards Chair for the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society. BTS is honored to award Tino with the 2021 BTS Jules Cohen Award. Tino is a valued member and important contributor to the mission of the society. Congratulations Tino on an amazing career!


Valentín Trainotti received his Electronic Engineering Degree from the Technological National University, Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1963. His post-graduate coursework on antenna measurements and geometric theory of diffraction was completed at California State University in 1981 and Ohio State University in 1985. He has worked from 1963 to present at CITEFA as the Antenna & Propagation Division Chief Engineer. His work also includes being on the Engineering Faculty at the University of Buenos Aires as a part-time Full Professor of Electromagnetic Radiation and Radiating Systems for graduate students. He is an IEEE Fellow, the IEEE BTS Argentina Chapter Chair, the URSI Commission B Argentina Chair, and the 1993 IEEE Region 9 Eminent Engineer. He has worked more than thirty years developing and measuring antenna systems for several applications from LF to SHF.For additional IEEE BTS Announcements and

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Roz Clark Embodies Business Continuity at Cox

Veteran technologist is recipient of the Radio World Excellence in Engineering Award

We’re pleased to announce that Roswell Clark is the recipient of Radio World’s Excellence in Engineering Award for 2021–22.

Recipients represent the highest ideals of the radio broadcast engineering profession and reflect those ideals through contributions to the industry. Roz Clark is the 18th person we’ve honored.

We are recognizing Roz for his accomplishments as senior director of radio engineering for Cox Media Group. In choosing honorees, we also look for people who are making a difference right now in our industry and whose work will benefit engineers in years to come.

Radio World readers know from our news coverage and ebook interviews that Roz is doing just that in his work with the NAB Radio Technology Committee’s Next-Generation Architecture Working Group.

We’re also honoring him for his important contributions to the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society, the Society of Broadcast Engineers, the National Radio Systems Committee and the Nielsen Technical Advisory Committee.

Given his decades of work on behalf of his employer as well as the broader world of radio, he is a worthy recipient.

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2022 will celebrate 25th years for IEEE WIE
As part of the celebration, WIE will have a competition for innovative ideas to address specific
women issues. Proposals are sought on the following areas: 
- Smart childcare and education 
- Elderly communication and senior safe living 
- W-medicine, mental health aid, and security for women 
- Sustainable environment solutions in rural and urban areas 
The submitted ideas will be evaluated by a panel formed by women scientists. The deadline
for the submission is the 5th of December 2021
Ideas will be presented during an “Around the World 25th Anniversary-day” Virtual event.
Winners will be invited to present their ideas in a dedicated session at the 2022 International
Leadership Conference in San Diego in June 2022. 
Detailed information of the call can be found on the WIE@25 Website: where a template is available for submissions. 
Please distribute this announcement to those who might be interested. IEEE-WIE members
and non-members are welcome to apply. Students and Young Researchers are particularly
encouraged to submit their ideas.

Continuing education requirements are designed to keep students and engineers at the cusp of technology, research, and best practices–but they’re often hard to attain or require significant coordination. IEEE’s Broadcast Technology Society Resource Center offers on-demand CEU and/or PDH credits through courses from the industry’s leading experts, on topics including NextGen TV is NOW and Radio Content Delivery, RF and Beyond Video.

Educational credits are available at a discounted rate for society members. Resources offering CEUs and/or PDHs include:

It’s easy to get started!

  1. Visit the BTS Resource Center
  2. Select a product that offers educational credits: Look for the "CEUs/PDHs Available" designation on the resource page
  3. Purchase your product and the associated educational credit, at a steep society member discount
  4. Experience the content and access it for up to 365 days
  5. Complete a quiz or evaluation as a simple follow-up to your course available on the course page
  6. Receive an educational certificate via email and share it to prove course completion.

Ready to start earning valuable CEUs and/or PDHs? Visit the BTS Resource Center.

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The IEEE Broadcast Technology Society Nominations Committee has supplied a slate of eight nominees for election to the 2022-2024 Administrative Committee.  The voting has opened on September 15, 2021.

This year’s election continues to offer an electronic balloting option.  If you would like to cast your ballot electronically you will need your IEEE Account username/password.  If you do not remember your account information, you may retrieve it on the voter login page.

It's your choice – you may send in the paper ballot by mail using the envelope provided OR cast your ballot electronically by using the URL below to access the ballot through the Internet and cast your vote now

Please vote for UP TO FIVE candidates.  Ballot cards or electronic ballots must be received at IEEE no later than 29 October 2021.  Any returns received after this date will not be counted.  The online voting site will close at 4:00 pm Eastern Time.

If you have any questions about the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society voting process, please contact or +1 732 562 3904