The Society of Broadcast Engineers

The Association for Broadcast and Multimedia Technology Professionals

Advanced RF Series RF 201: Module 5: Television Transmitters

Instructional Method: Available ON DEMAND


This webinar will cover the basics of today’s television transmitters. The focus will be on digital transmitters with the digital age essentially mature. While many transmitters deployed in the digital conversion were solid state, many were constructed with inductive output tubes (IOTs).  Several of the IOTs are now being replaced due to repack but several remain in service. We’ll cover both solid state and IOT transmitters, their key building blocks and their key items of maintenance.

Advanced RF: RF201 Webinar Series

  • Module 1: FM Transmitters, ON DEMAND
  • Module 2: FM Antenna Systems, ON DEMAND
  • Module 3: AM Directional Antenna Systems, ON DEMAND
  • Module 4: Transmitter Site Grounding, ON DEMAND
  • Module 5: Television Transmitters, ON DEMAND
  • Module 6: RF Systems Diagnostic Measurements, ON DEMAND
  • Module 7: FM Filters and FM Combiners, ON DEMAND
  • Module 8: AM Multiplexed Antenna Systems, ON DEMAND
  • Module 9: TV Combiners, ON DEMAND

About Your Instructor: Joe Seccia, GatesAir

Joe Seccia is principal architect for the product management group of TV transmission products area at GatesAir. Joe received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1990 and his M.S. in electrical engineering from National Technological University in 1997.

Since joining GatesAir, formerly Harris Corporation’s Broadcast Division, in 1990, Joe has held positions of increasing and varied capacity within GatesAir’s engineering and product management groups including solid-state amplifier design and digital signal processing. Joe has been a key part of GatesAir’s digital television development beginning in 1995, most recently leading GatesAir’s technology evolutions in software configurable exciters that support all popular worldwide DTV standards as well as high efficiency transmitter platforms.

Joe is an active participant in ATSC activities and is a 32-year member of the IEEE. Joe is a registered professional engineer in Michigan and holds five U.S. patents.

SBE Recertification Credit

The completion of this webinar from Webinars by SBE qualifies for 1 credit, identified under Category I of the Recertification Schedule for SBE Certifications. 

Registration and Pricing   

Registration for each module will be done separately. Click Register Now below, to register for Module 3.

SBE Members: $62

MemberPlus Members: FREE

Non-Members: $92

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If you have questions regarding this webinar, contact Cathy Orosz via email or by phone at 317-846-9000.

More information about registering using the SBE MemberPlus benefit

The RF 201 Series and all new SBE webinars presented in 2020, are included at no additional cost for members who renew or join using the $175 SBE MemberPlus membership option. You get all RF 201 modules, plus access to all archived SBE webinars and any new live webinars SBE presents through March 31, 2021, all for no extra cost. Members can renew and newcomers may join online at the SBE website using the SBE MemberPlus option.

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