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Wednesday, March 8th, 2017, 11:30am
Location:
WVPT
847 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Harrisonburg, VA
Please RSVP for a lunch headcount!
Presentation:
“TV Repack Engineering Update:  Wait… and Hurry Up”
The presentation begins with a brief status update on the TV Incentive Auction and review of recent key releases made by the FCC about repacking procedures.  From there the presentation will focus on the types of FCC Construction Permit applications and their filing deadlines, interim operations, the phased transition scheduling plan, and expense reimbursement.
Presenter:
Joseph M. Davis, P.E.
Chesapeake RF Consultants, LLC
207 Old Dominion Road
Yorktown, Virginia 23692
703-650-9600
Joseph.Davis@RF-consultants.com
www.rf-consultants.com
Joseph M. Davis is a television and radio consulting engineer with over 35 years’ experience and is president of the consulting firm Chesapeake RF Consultants LLC. Joe received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology in 1982 from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and since 1980 has worked directly for and then served as a consultant to various television and radio stations in engineering capacities, including transmitter and tower site relocation, facility upgrade, signal propagation, interference evaluation, FCC technical regulatory matters, and in the evaluation of human exposure to radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic fields. He has been involved in the digital television transition since 1996, providing consulting services to television stations in regard to the FCC’s technical requirements concerning evaluation of digital allotment tables, DTV station authorization, expansion, use of alternate channels, and preparation of technical exhibits for submission to the FCC. Joe is a licensed Professional Engineer, a full member and past president of the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers, a member of IEEE and BTS, and is Certified as a Professional Broadcast Engineer by the SBE.