Detroit Section January 2021 Meeting Notice


Detroit Section Meeting Notice

January 2021

Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM

Topic: Adventures in Channel Combining

Speakers: Jim Stenberg, Principal Engineer, RF Broadcast, American Tower Corporation

Location: Online via GoToMeeting

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.

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