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SMPTE Philadelphia Section Meeting Notice
Guests and Non-members Welcome

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
6:15 PM – Refreshments  (courtesy of ERI, Inc.)
7:00 PM – Presentations

Admission Fee:
No charge

Toner Cable Equipment Inc.
969 Horsham Road
Horsham, PA 19044

Jim Lien – Toner Cable Equipment Inc.


Channel Repack Survival Guide: Antennas, RF Systems and Transmission Line

Television broadcasters across the country are currently facing the challenge of moving many of their licensed stations to new channels under the FCC Spectrum Repack plan resulting from the recent FCC auction of spectrum in the upper UHF TV band. Thousands of television transmitters, antennas, as well as flexible and rigid coaxial transmission line systems are being purchased to comply. Much of the costs are reimbursable by the FCC. In addition, structural analysis of these supporting towers are being conducted, resulting in numerous tower reinforcements and even new towers due to these changes.

ERI is a major source of the equipment and services required. The presentation, while focused on those products, also gives listeners a chance to think about how the broadcaster, with a “one to many” wireless video distribution model” can become a much bigger player in the future of video to mobile devices and different size screens.

Joe Wozniak – Electronics Research Inc.

Mr. Wozniak is a 35 year veteran of the broadcast equipment industry having experience in the sales and marketing of television transmitters, television translators, and complete VHF and UHF transmission systems including antennas and transmission line. Joe has worked for Acrodyne Industries, Videotek, LARCAN USA, operated a small business named Maple Leaf RF, and most recently joined ERI a leading manufacturer of television and radio antennas, and RF systems. ERI is also a leader in the manufacture of communication towers of up to 2,000’ and employs a well-respected staff of structural engineers and tall tower climbers.

********************** PLEASE RSVP *********************
To help us plan for refreshments and seating, let us know if you’re coming to the meeting. Please RSVP your attendance in advance to Steve Tadzynski at with the names of those attending, your contact info, and your affiliation no later than noon on October 22nd.

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