Society of Broadcast Engineers * Chapter 78 * Blue Ridge Area of Virginia
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Meeting Notice:
Our next SBE CH 78 meeting will be Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at WVTF Studio in Roanoke (from Franklin Rd, turn at Red Lobster):

3520 Kingsbury Lane
Roanoke VA 24014

A BBQ lunch will be provided by Cindy Edwards of Broadcasters General Store at 12 noon.

Please RSVP so we can get a good BBQ count.

After lunch, our program will be provided by Cindy Edwards and Bob Tarsio, president/CEO of Broadcast Devices, Inc., a manufacturer of audio and radio frequency monitoring products for the broadcast and professional audio industries.

Cindy Edwards will bring some of the new Inovonics products, BTools, and some of the other new items we may be interested in.

Cindy Edwards - Sales
Broadcasters General Store
112 Michael Drive
Hendersonville, NC 28791
1-866-697-6296 Toll Free
1-828-698-2893 Phone
1-828-698-3437 Fax
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Mr. Tarsio has been involved in the communications/electronics industry since 1975. He has worked as a director of engineering and chief engineer for firms including the Highland Broadcasting Corporation and Viacom Broadcasting. Mr. Tarsio spent twenty years at Viacom the majority of that time as director of engineering for WLTW FM in New York City. In his last four years at Viacom, Mr. Tarsio was director of engineering of new technology development at the corporate level, reporting the chief technology officer of the company. While with the radio division, Mr. Tarsio was in charge of studio and transmitter design and development including R.F. combiner systems. Mr. Tarsio was involved with digital television development for Viacom and its subsidiaries.

Most recently, Mr. Tarsio co-founded P Cube, Inc. a manufacturer of passive RF products including FM and television filters, combiner systems, patch panels, low pass filters and directional couplers.

Mr. Tarsio holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Pace University and is a member of  the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 

Broadcast Devices, Inc. incorporated in 1985 is a privately held manufacturer of electronic products for the broadcast and professional audio industries and offers technical services to the electronics communications industry. For more information about the company and its products visit For more information about P Cube, Inc. products and services please visit:

Mr. Tarsio will have a power point for discussing the technology of RF power measurement which is a teaching piece. There is a little sales pitch at the end of the presentation but it is mostly intended to be educational in nature.

In addition see the links below for the products Bob Tarsio plans on bringing in several pieces of gear including his new PCube products to display and discuss:

From BDI:

DPS-100D series RF Power Measurement System:

SWP-200 series integrated RF Power Measurement System with integrated RF switch controller

AES-402 Digital Audio Switcher/DA/D to A

From P Cube, Inc.

FM Band pass filter

FM Constant Impedance Combiner Module:

Hope to see you there.

Sturlen Vaughan N4ZHW
Chapter Secretary
Society of Broadcast Engineers, Chapter 78
3520 Kingsbury Lane
Roanoke, VA 24014
(540) 989-8900 Roanoke
BDI was co-founded in 1985 by Mr. Tarsio and Frank Burgert. Mr. Tarsio is presently the sole owner of the company.