CHAPTER 1.4 Regulatory Compliance

GARRISON C. CAVELL

Cavell, Mertz & Davis, Inc. Manassas, Virginia

Editor’s note: This chapter is written from the perspective of an engineering consultant with first-hand experience in dealing with both station engineers and regulatory agency representatives. The intention of the discussion herein is to raise the awareness of broadcast engineers to a point where much of the initial contact with regulatory agencies can be handled by station representatives, saving the consultant’s time and costs for more serious activities.

INTRODUCTION

Station engineers face increasingly expanded areas of professional responsibility beyond the technology aspects that attracted them to this business as entrylevel employees. In ...

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