Ocotober Meeting

The October Richmond SBE Chapter 60 meeting will be held Thursday October 9th, 7PM at Summit Media Richmond.  This month’s presentation comes from Joe Davis of Chesapeake RF Consultants (Radiofrequency Consulting Engineers).   Joe will be discussing the 2015 FCC “incentive auction,  focusing on the post-auction transition of the TV channel re-packing process.  Obviously, this program is great for our TV members but Joe says it’ll also interest FM broadcasters… as in some cases this process may involve relocation of FM antennas co-located with TV.
I strongly advise this program for anyone (non-engineers included) who wishes to learn more about the post incentive auction process.  Joe is one of the more knowledgeable resources.  All TV AND RADIO PERSONNEL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND (General Managers, Operations, etc.).  These changes greatly impact the industry and this process isn’t straight forward.
Please RSVP by replying to this email if plan to attend.
Meeting:  Regular business (possible officer elections) / Presentation
Location Details:    812 Moorefield Park Dr. Richmond, VA 23236  (in the 3rd floor conference room at Summit Media Richmond)
Presentation details:
Joe will focus on the following post-auction transition:
·         Describe the TV channel re-packing process.
·         Once the repacked channel assignments are released, TV stations will have to very quickly develop and execute plans to implement the channel change.
·         FCC coverage replication and protection methods, steps stations must take to plan their change, manufacturer and tower crew challenges, potential bottlenecks, interim operations.
·         FCC reimbursement of reasonable costs.
·         Impact on LPTV & translator stations, which are not protected through this process and will not be reimbursed for any channel changes.
Joe Davis Bio:
Joseph M. Davis is a television and radio consulting engineer with over 30 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, and is Certified as a Professional Broadcast Engineer by the SBE.

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 15:00