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Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers - professional association of communications engineers practicing before the Federal Communications Commission

AFCCE represents at NATE UNITE 2020..
02/19/2020

AFCCE represents at NATE UNITE 2020..

Pre FCC reception.
11/20/2019

Pre FCC reception.

October 25th Luncheon, Social, and Celebration of LifeRigid Coaxial Transmission Line Systems for the UHF Television Rep...
10/09/2019
Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers | PO Box 19333, Washington, D.C. 20036-0333

October 25th Luncheon, Social, and Celebration of Life

Rigid Coaxial Transmission Line Systems for the UHF Television Repack - Stephen J. Kolvek, Director of Engineering, MYAT, Inc.

This year in addition to our annual fundraiser for the AFCCE Scholarship Fund, we are having a Celebration of Life for our friend, mentor, and former AFCCE President Ronald D. Rackley.

“The objective of the AFCCE shall be to aid and promote the proper federal administration and regulation of those engineering and technical phases of communications which are regulated by the Federal Communications Commission, to uphold the honor and dignity of engineers before the Federal Communi...

2019 AFCCE Annual Meeting at Georgia Tech.
06/21/2019

2019 AFCCE Annual Meeting at Georgia Tech.

Ron Rackley - SK John Lyons, AFCCE President, summed it up: "It is with profound sadness that I report the passing of a ...
04/15/2019
Ron Rackley Dies - Radio World

Ron Rackley - SK

John Lyons, AFCCE President, summed it up: "It is with profound sadness that I report the passing of a long time friend, associate and mentor, Ron Rackley."

He was a revered icon of radio engineering

AFCCE is well represented among NAB Engineering Achievement Award winners.
04/11/2019

AFCCE is well represented among NAB Engineering Achievement Award winners.

AFCCE welcomes Mike Violette from Washington Labs, speaking on EMC and IoT.
03/23/2019

AFCCE welcomes Mike Violette from Washington Labs, speaking on EMC and IoT.

AFCCE FCC Reception and presentation of E Noel Luddy award to Hossen Hashemzadeh of the FCC's Media Bureau.
11/29/2018

AFCCE FCC Reception and presentation of E Noel Luddy award to Hossen Hashemzadeh of the FCC's Media Bureau.

AFCCE FCC Reception and presentation of E Noel Luddy award to Hossen Hashemzadeh of the FCC's Media Bureau.

Hossein Hashemzadeh receiving the E Noel Lundy award at the AFCCE annual reception.
11/28/2018

Hossein Hashemzadeh receiving the E Noel Lundy award at the AFCCE annual reception.

Andrew Clegg of Google talks about propagation, troposcatter, and clutter.
11/28/2018

Andrew Clegg of Google talks about propagation, troposcatter, and clutter.

AFCCE – FCC ReceptionThursday, November 28, 2018at The National Press Club
10/31/2018
2018 AFCCE FCC Reception | Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers

AFCCE – FCC Reception
Thursday, November 28, 2018
at The National Press Club

Meetings & Events 2018 AFCCE FCC Reception October 30, 2018 Michael D. Rhodes AFCCE – FCC Reception Thursday, November 28, 2018 at The National Press Club 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM AFCCE members will once again share time with FCC staffers and friends for this popular event, beginning at 4pm on Wednes...

AFCCE Luncheon: Wednesday, November 28, 2018Andrew Clegg is presenting Spectrum Sharing: Why Troposcatter Matters
10/31/2018
November 2018 Luncheon Meeting | Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers

AFCCE Luncheon: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Andrew Clegg is presenting Spectrum Sharing: Why Troposcatter Matters

Meetings & Events November 2018 Luncheon Meeting October 30, 2018 Michael D. Rhodes Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Spectrum Sharing: Why Troposcatter Matters Andrew Clegg, Spectrum Engineering Lead at Google Shared spectrum is the new mantra, but aggregate interference is the common refrain. We’ll e...

Thanks to the sponsors for their generous support of the AFCCE scholarship program!
10/15/2018
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Thanks to the sponsors for their generous support of the AFCCE scholarship program!

AFCCE visits Vashon Island
06/26/2018

AFCCE visits Vashon Island

Thanks Stephen Lockwood!
06/26/2018

Thanks Stephen Lockwood!

Thanks Stephen Lockwood!

AFCCE's cover photo
06/25/2018

AFCCE's cover photo

AFCCE 2018 Annual Meeting.  Most of the crew at KVI Beach, Vashon Island, Washington.
06/24/2018

AFCCE 2018 Annual Meeting. Most of the crew at KVI Beach, Vashon Island, Washington.

T-Mobile Lab Tour, kicking off the Annual Meeting
06/22/2018

T-Mobile Lab Tour, kicking off the Annual Meeting

Larry Walke, Associate General Counsel, National Association of Broadcasters, presents on Streamlining the FM Translator...
05/18/2018

Larry Walke, Associate General Counsel, National Association of Broadcasters, presents on Streamlining the FM Translator Rules

May Luncheon - Streamlining the FM Translator RulesFriday, May 18, 2018 - Welcome Larry Walke, Associate General Counsel...
05/04/2018
May 2018 Luncheon Meeting | Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers

May Luncheon - Streamlining the FM Translator Rules

Friday, May 18, 2018 - Welcome Larry Walke, Associate General Counsel, National Association of Broadcasters will give a presentation on the recent FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Streamlining the FM Translator Rules.

Meetings & Events, News May 2018 Luncheon Meeting May 3, 2018 Michael D. Rhodes Friday, May 18, 2018 Streamlining the FM Translator Rules Larry Walke Associate General Counsel, National Association of Broadcasters Mr. Walke will give a presentation on the recent FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on....

Past, second generation, AFCCE president Tom Jones honored at NAB.
04/07/2018
Engineer Tom Jones Honored by NAB

Past, second generation, AFCCE president Tom Jones honored at NAB.

President of Carl T. Jones Corp. has continued his father’s tradition of excellence

Join us March 16 for the AFCCE Luncheon and learn about the Worlds First Radio Broadcast.James E. O’Neal will present:A ...
03/06/2018
March 2018 Luncheon Meeting | Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers

Join us March 16 for the AFCCE Luncheon and learn about the Worlds First Radio Broadcast.

James E. O’Neal will present:

A look back in time to 1906 at what may be considered to be the first radio broadcast, the technology employed, as well as the events leading up to this event.

Meetings & Events, News March 2018 Luncheon Meeting March 4, 2018 Michael D. Rhodes Friday, March 16, 2018 Worlds First Radio Broadcast James E. O’Neal A look back in time to 1906 at what may be considered to be the first radio broadcast, the technology employed, as well as the events leading up t...

February 23 MeetingThe Future of TV Broadcasting:Contribution and Distribution Enter a New EraGraziano Casale: National ...
02/07/2018
February 2018 Luncheon Meeting | Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers

February 23 Meeting

The Future of TV Broadcasting:
Contribution and Distribution Enter a New Era

Graziano Casale: National Account Manager, Broadcasting Rohde & Schwarz, USA

Meetings & Events, News February 2018 Luncheon Meeting February 6, 2018 Michael D. Rhodes The Future of TV Broadcasting: Contribution and Distribution Enter a New Era Graziano Casale National Account Manager, Broadcasting Rohde & Schwarz, USA In the midst of the Repack many TV stations are in the pr...

An Overview of FCC Field Enforcement in the Post-modernization Era - January 19 MeetingRegister Below
01/12/2018
January 2018 Luncheon Meeting | Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers

An Overview of FCC Field Enforcement in the Post-modernization Era - January 19 Meeting
Register Below

Meetings & Events, News January 2018 Luncheon Meeting January 12, 2018 Michael D. Rhodes Overview of FCC Field Operations in the Post-Modernization Era Charles Cooper, P.E., Field Director for the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau Charles Cooper joined the Commission approximately five years ago from the c...

Due to a cancellation by the scheduled presenter, AFCCE's Program Chairman is still arranging for the January 19th prese...
01/05/2018
January 19, 2018 Luncheon Meeting | Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers

Due to a cancellation by the scheduled presenter, AFCCE's Program Chairman is still arranging for the January 19th presentation. Nonetheless, registration is now open.

The January program and presenter will be communicated to all members as soon as it is available.

If you have ideas for luncheon programs, please contact Martin Doczkat at [email protected].

Meetings & Events, News January 19, 2018 Luncheon Meeting January 4, 2018 Robert Weller Friday, January 19, 2018 Program TBA Due to a cancellation by the scheduled presenter, AFCCE’s Program Chairman is still arranging for the January 19th presentation. Nonetheless, registration is now open. You c...

Rudy Bonacci accepts the E. Noel Luddy Award at the AFCCE FCC reception.
12/01/2017

Rudy Bonacci accepts the E. Noel Luddy Award at the AFCCE FCC reception.

Great presentatiion on ATSC 3 and Single Frequency Networks at the November meeting.
11/30/2017

Great presentatiion on ATSC 3 and Single Frequency Networks at the November meeting.

11/03/2017
2017 AFCCE FCC Reception | Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers

2017 AFCCE FCC Reception
Thursday, November 30, 2017 · 4 – 7 pm
National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge
Washington, DC

AFCCE invites all members and guests to the
Annual FCC Reception which follows the November Luncheon Meeting.

The registration deadline is November 23

The FCC Reception is your opportunity to thank FCC staff for the hard work they do responding to inquiries and processing applications. The reception is open bar with heavy hors d'oeuvres. The E. Noel Luddy Award presentation will occur at approximately 6:00 pm.

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Meetings & Events, News 2017 AFCCE FCC Reception October 10, 2017 Michael D. Rhodes AFCCE – FCC Reception Thursday, November 30, 2017 at The National Press Club 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM AFCCE members will once again share time with FCC staffers and friends for this popular event, beginning at 4pm on Th...

11/03/2017
November 2017 Luncheon Meeting | Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers

November 30 Luncheon Meeting
Thursday, November 30, 2017 – Holiday Inn, Rosslyn

The November 30th meeting will be about Planning for ATSC 3.0 Single Frequency Networks. The speakers will be Mats Ek of Progira and Bill Soreth of Acrodyne Services.

The ATSC 3.0 standard will permit broadcasters to offer many new services to devices not traditionally considered when designing a transmitter site. This new standard also allows for the delivery of more uniform service over a desired coverage area by operating additional transmitters in a Single Frequency Network (SFN).

You can register for the meeting here: https://afcce.org/november-2017-luncheon-meeting/

Meetings & Events, News November 2017 Luncheon Meeting October 10, 2017 Michael D. Rhodes Thursday, November 30, 2017 Evaluating Service Availability for ATSC 3.0 Single Frequency Networks Mats Ek and Bill Soreth Progira Radio Communications The AFCCE FCC Reception will be held the same evening. Ple...

John Davis June 16, 1933 – October 9, 2017In Remembrance of John Davis By Deanne Davis October 10, 2017 “He has shown yo...
10/20/2017

John Davis
June 16, 1933 – October 9, 2017

In Remembrance of John Davis
By Deanne Davis
October 10, 2017

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Michah 6:8

That, friends and neighbors, was the life verse and conduct code of my best friend, my walking buddy, my oatmeal cookie aficionado, my Dancing With The Stars critique partner and the one and only love of my life, John Davis. John left us Monday morning, October 9th at about 6:30 a.m. as a result of complications of pneumonia coupled with a virulent lung infection that none of us can figure out how on earth he encountered such a thing.

Some years ago when our oldest grandson, Michael, was born, I took our Texas daughter,
Crissy, who was then 8 years old, with me and we flew to Connecticut where our daughter, Leah, was living... small side trip here... we loved seeing pictures of pregnant Leah scraping snow off her windshield while wearing sandals. You can take the girl out of California but you can’t take the California out of the girl! Anyway, I wrote John a note and told him then, “You are the other half of my heart.” That never changed. We have been married 50 years as of last April 1st and while I am walking and talking and doing all the things that one has to do at this sort of time, I am doing it with half of my heart. So many people, hundreds actually and that’s not exaggerating, have sent me notes on Facebook and other places telling me how John changed their lives and loved them unconditionally. He was, literally, the kindest, dearest person I’ve ever known.

John did things like taking my hand, looking deep into my eyes, when I was in my late 30’s and saying, “It’s really important to me that you floss!” “Fine,” I said, “I’ll floss.” Now it’s habitual. He did the same thing to our daughter, Patti, made her promise she’d floss for a year. John was a gentle soul who loved serving breakfast to the homeless of Pasadena at Church in the Park with Pasadena First Church of the Nazarene. He was in charge of grits and of telling people how happy he was to see them and just generally being a sweet and loving guy.

One of the happiest times of his life, mine too, was when we taught the young singles Sunday school class at church. We started with four girls who were in their early twenties and eventually we had over 30. The Jabez Group. How we loved them and how they loved him. Many marriages and babies have come out of that group of young singles. They speak of him and the advice he gave, always solid, always loving.

John was born in the California Hospital in Los Angeles on June 16, 1933. His parents, Jay and Leila, supported him in whatever he needed to do, including drilling holes in the walls to rewire certain areas to work the way he wanted them to. Of course, he also let me paint our kitchen bright orange and yellow and our bathroom bright yellow and green without complaining. He attended USC where he received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in 1955 and his Master’s in Engineering in 1959. He loved the radio business and did technical work for so many stations.
In fact, he loved radio so much that we built and owned our own radio station, KROR‐FM, The Mighty Roar of the Desert from 1988‐1994 when we got out by the skin of our teeth. We always referred to our radio years as, “The Best of Times and The Worst of Times!” He also hosted folk music radio programs starting in the 1950’s on the first FM station in Los Angeles, KCBH‐FM and later on KPFK‐FM, “Heartfelt Music.” This song, “My Baby’s Gone,” he played so many times came to me when I knew he was gone:

“Hold back the rushing minutes, make the wind lie still.
Don’t let the moonlight shine across the lonely hill.
Dry all the raindrops, and hold back the sun.
My world has ended, my baby’s gone”

John loved Sierra Madre. When we were going to get married in 1967, there was no question about where we’d live. Sierra Madre...where you see deer wandering in the street, where people are friendly, where we found the house of our dreams, a 100 year old beauty on 2/3 of an acre where we raised our children, Leah, Patti, John and Crissy, where we’ve had hundreds of parties, barbequed tons of hamburgers and hot dogs, sat around the pool with so many friends and laughed and talked.

When we knew that John’s days were coming to an end, that’s what we did, the family – which has grown to be quite a few wonderful people, 13 grandchildren, 5 great‐grandchildren ‐ and I, we sat and stood around his bed and laughed and talked and told stories, and prayed and wept and hugged and so many people came in and read the 23rd Psalm:

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of
death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me...”

John loved God with all his heart and soul and prayed frequently to be a better disciple for Him.

Walking Sierra Madre will not be nearly as much fun without my walking buddy to talk to and laugh with and admire the gardens all over town with, but I will do my best as that’s what he would want. He’s dancing with the angels! And has heard the words, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter now into the joy of your Master!”

There will be a memorial for John on Saturday, November 4th at 1:00 PM at the First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107.

In lieu of flowers, donations to World Vision's Clean Water Project would be greatly appreciated. Their address is:

World Vision,
PO Box 70399, Tacoma, WA 98481‐0399.
Please reference John's ID/Pledge Number: D10002667

10/12/2017

AFCCE Fall Social is Thursday evening following the BTS Symposium. The Social benefits the AFCCE Scholarship Fund. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

AFCCE member David Layer has been in contact with Jose Ribas, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Broadcasters Associa...
09/27/2017
Maria took a Puerto Rican radio station’s roof. But the hosts stayed on air anyway.

AFCCE member David Layer has been in contact with Jose Ribas, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Broadcasters Association. They are desperately seeking assistance in getting Puerto Rican radio stations back on the air. With virtually all of Puerto Rico’s radio stations off the air, the population, those with electric power, are not able to get vital information at this time.

David asks that if there are any members able to help to please contact him and he will put the member in touch with Jose Ribas.

David’s contact information is:

David H. Layer
Vice President, Advanced Engineering
National Association of Broadcasters
1771 N Street NW
Washington DC 20036
Phone 202 429 5339
www.nab.org

A San Juan radio station transmitted through Hurricane Maria’s strike on Puerto Rico while suffering dramatic storm damage of its own.

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I enjoyed yesterday's luncheon presentation on Reginald Fessenden. Fun being at one of these meetings again after a many year absence!