Chesapeake RF Consultants LLC

 

 

 

Biographical Summary

Joseph M. Davis, P.E.

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Joseph Davis is President and founder of Chesapeake RF Consultants LLC, a Virginia corporation registered to provide engineering services.  The firm’s business generally deals with engineering regulatory matters encountered by television/radio broadcast and other telecommunications and technology facilities.  These services are provided to clients across the United States such as CBS Corporation, Gray Television, Liberman Broadcasting, Hearst Television, and many commercial and public television and radio stations in large and small cities.

 

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.

 

Professional services include channel allocation studies, upgrade analysis, waiver support, and multiple ownership studies.  “Due diligence” services are provided related to the evaluation of prospective broadcast station acquisition and FCC spectrum auctions, including comparative coverage analysis and review of engineering-related licensing matters.  His most recent activities involve licensing support of full-power, low-power, and Class A television stations in the transition to digital, including channel changes and maximization of post-transition operations.  He prepared the technical specifications and applications that led to the FCC’s first grants of DTV station construction permits dating back to 1997.  He has appeared in person before local governmental boards and the Federal Communications Commission staff regarding antenna siting matters, and has also briefed numerous attorneys, trade groups, and broadcasters on various technical issues.  He has performed and supervised measurements of RF electromagnetic field for evaluation of exposure levels at publicly-accessible areas near transmitter sites and at on-tower locations to evaluate the possibility of worker exposure. 

 

Joe is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia, where his residence and office are located.  He is a full member of the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers (AFCCE), and has served two terms as AFCCE’s president and one term as Chair of the AFCCE CDBS Technical Advisory Committee.  He is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), and the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE).  He was an officer for the Washington, D.C. chapter of the SBE, and holds an FCC General Radiotelephone License (formerly First Class).  He is married with three grown children.  He enjoys leisure time in his garage working on home and yard improvements, spending time with his extended family, dog walking, and regular domestic beer.

 

 

Professional Resume

 

Education

B.S. Electrical Engineering Technology, Summa Cum Laude, 1982

Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

 

Licenses and Certifications

Registered Professional Engineer, Commonwealth of Virginia

Lifetime Certified Professional Broadcast Engineer, Society of Broadcast Engineers

FCC General Class Radiotelephone License (former First Class)

FCC Amateur Radio General Class License (W4YVA)

 

Professional Affiliations

Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers (President 1999-2001)

Society of Broadcast Engineers (Senior Member)

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

National Society of Professional Engineers

Virginia Society of Professional Engineers

 

Employment

Chesapeake RF Consultants LLC, President, consulting engineer services (2007-present)

Cavell Mertz & Davis Inc., Vice President and Managing Partner, consulting engineer services (1996-2007)

WETA-TV/FM, Chief Engineer (FM), 1987-1996 (Washington DC market)

WBMW(FM), Chief Engineer, 1985-1987 (Washington DC market)

Fine Tuning Associates, Field Project Broadcast Engineer, 1984-1985 (VA-MD-NC regional)

WHYW-FM/AM, Chief Engineer, 1982-1984 (Pittsburgh PA market)

WYVA-FM, Chief Engineer, 1981-1982 (Norfolk VA market)

Various freelance RF and studio projects at many stations, 1983-1996

 

Papers

Applications of the FCC’s DTV Interference Analysis Methodology OET Bulletin 69, Presented at IEEE Broadcast Technology Symposium, September 1998

 

 

207 Old Dominion Road

Yorktown, VA  23692

(703) 650-9600

(757) 951-1260

toll-free (888) 623-2010

fax (703) 310-6095

www.RF-consultants.com

Joseph.Davis@RF-consultants.com

 

Updated September, 2013