November 1, 2014

Our 64th annual WABE convention which took place in Edmonton last week was a great success!  Thank you to all our sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and attendees. 

To download the papers that have become available to us by the speakers, please see our convention papers webpage here: 2014 Papers Download

We have a big year coming up in 2015 as WABE celebrates it's 65th birthday!  Mark your calendars now to join us in Vancouver, BC at the beautiful Sheraton Wall Centre on October 18th to 20th.


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Thanks to our 2014 Gold Sponsors!

Applied Electronics Limited
Fujifilm Canada Inc.
Fujifilm, Optical Devices Division
Imagine Communications


Promote your company and help support the WABE convention at the same time. There are three levels of sponsorship available to suit the needs of companies of all sizes.


WABE Convention Committee

The WABE Convention Committee comprises a handful of individuals who are dedicated to continuing the traditions of the WABE.

Every year, the committee is chosen from those radio, television and IT engineers who reside in the host city of WABE convention. All committee members are volunteer positions and we thank everyone for their hard work and dedication to the WABE and it's annual convention.

2014 WABE Convention Committee

Brian Mayer - President
Brad Hooper- Past President
Mark Crichton - Secretary Treasurer
Allen Rhodes- Exhibitors Liaison
Clint Hollinger- Host Chair
Andrew Selwood- Exhibitor's Chair
Ryan Vanner- TV Papers Chair
Marco Auriti - Radio Papers Chair
Richard Furgason- Sessions Chair
Kathy Watson- Office Manager

About WABE

Each year, WABE holds an annual convention that highlights the best of radio and television technologies and provides a venue for engineers to share information and their experiences.

If you are interested on serving on any of our WABE committees, please contact one of the executive.

If you have an interest in joining the WABE or obtaining more information, please feel to contact us at any time: info@wabe.ca.

President's Message

Start making your plans now to attend the annual the Western Association of Broadcast Engineers annual convention.  This year’s convention will be held in downtown Edmonton at the Shaw Conference Centre from Oct 26th to 28th, 2014.

The convention has a long-standing history and is the place to be for meeting exhibitors, catching up with colleagues in both formal and more relaxed atmospheres.

We have a dedicated committee who will ensure this year to be another outstanding show to attend.

WABE is very thankful for the generous support each year from the exhibitors, delegates and volunteers, but the show would not be possible without our sponsors. The committee and organization truly appreciates the support shown towards this event from our sponsors each year.

The formed committee each year is always accepting nominees for the various awards handed out.  If you know of a deserving person or group, please send a note to info@wabe.ca.

Please note, this year is an election year.  The WABE Executive Committee will have an opening for the Secretary/Treasurer position.  Names of nominees (WABE members) can be sent in to info@wabe.ca.

Thank you again for everyone’s support.  I, along with the committee, look forward to seeing everyone in Edmonton.

Brian Mayer

WABE Education

The WABE Education Committee is tasked with the responsibility of bringing education to the Broadcast technicians of Western Canada.  This can take many forms such as lunch hour seminars, after work social events, and even week long training seminars.  We encourage you to learn more about how you can help WABE’s education initiatives.

Education Chair              Peter Gillespie
Direct Connect Chair      Jonathan Hutchinson

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June 7, 2014

The 2014 WABE/SAIT Training session was well attended and by all admissions it was a very educational event for the participants. WABE would like to thank the Gold sponsors who support the industry and who helped make the 2014 training session a huge success:

Many areas of our field were touched upon during the week, from Transmitters, Tx site inspections, networking, cloud, fiber, file work flows, OTT, virtualization, signal analysis, future thoughts and current concerns. The participants took advantage of asking questions to industry experts and were able to expand their knowledge base.

The comments from last year's training sessions were carefully considered, so for this year the sessions were divided in TV and Radio papers, with the Radio sessions shortened to 3 days to ensure maximum participation.  WABE is very thankful to Bill Stovold who organized the Radio portion of the program.  Bill saw a need for radio industry topics and volunteered to make it happen.

WABE will support future endeavors to keep this event available, so stay tuned to the WABE dial for information.

WABE would like to thank SAIT for hosting the training event and Wayne Watson for his tireless energy and making sure that everyone is taken care of. WABE is also very thankful to Peter Gillespie and Applied Electronics. Peter was our educational superstar, insuring the week had all the right topics and presenters.

Unfortunately Peter was not able to attend this years training sessions.  Wayne Watson and Michel Proulx stepped in to make sure it all proceeded as Peter intended.  Thanks guys.

Lastly, thank you to all who attended, we'll look forward to see you all again at the future sessions and please remember to send in any comments as the goal is to expand your education and knowledge base.

Brian Mayer