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Broadcast Engineering Course

Post by Tbone » Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:01 am

Has any body enrolled in a Cleveland Institute of Electronics course before? (Good/Bad)

They updated their Broadcast Engineering online course to include mobile media and audio production.

I might be interested in taking it:


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Re: Broadcast Engineering Course

Post by Dale H. Cook » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:40 am

Tbone wrote:Has any body enrolled in a Cleveland Institute of Electronics course before?
I have not - I took the NRI broadcast engineering course decades ago.

I don't know how they are now, but CIE has a great heritage. It was founded by Carl E. Smith, one of the two greats of AM directional array design. The other great was Walter Brown - some of their papers in the IRE Journal should be required reading for anyone working on DAs. I still have photocopies of some of those papers from when I was learning DAs nearly 40 years ago. I don't know about the latest editions, but for decades the chapter in the NAB Engineering Handbook on the theory and design of DAs was written by Carl Smith.
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Re: Broadcast Engineering Course

Post by ChuckG » Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:37 pm

I took both the NRI and CIE courses 30+ years ago. They were both well done, they'll provide you a good foundation. I'd suggest taking hands-on electronics tech courses at a local tech/trade school if they are available and you haven't already, books alone can only do so much.
CIE lost it's accreditation about a year ago, if that matters to you. I think it only covered their AAS offerings, not the Broadcast Engineering courses.
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Re: Broadcast Engineering Course

Post by kc8gpd » Thu May 28, 2015 3:31 pm

I took and just completed the CIE course very well designed course covers everything. as the other poster stated, get some hands on experience either at a trade school or intern out in the field with some engineers.

running a part 15 station for 15 years that is employing all professional broadcast gear i have gained the hands on experience, but can do with a little field experience with some engineers on the big broadcast stuff and learn about some of the newer gear and HD stuff.

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