Our Mission

“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 Communications Commission, and to provide for the mutual improvement and social intercourse of the members of the Association.”

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Wes R. Weis

Founding member of the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) and founder of the MIKAB Corporation, Wesley (Wes) R. Weis passed away on July 13, 2019. Wes was a champion of tower safety as evidenced by his work on NATE’s OSHA Relations Committee.  He was instrumental in the development of the ANSI/ASSP A10.48 Standard, which…
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Arno Meyer

To AFCCE Members:

We have received word that Arno Meyer, co-founder of Belar in 1964 with his wife Isobel (BEL), Arno (AR), has passed away at his home after a period of diminished health.

The name Belar is ubiquitous with monitoring equipment from the FMM-1 FM Monitor, released in 1966, to a full line of…
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May, 2019 Luncheon Meeting

Friday, May 17, 2019

Use of drone based technology for antenna system assessments

Gary Cavell and John Kean of Cavell, Mertz, & Associates

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) based systems will be explained for use in antenna pattern, RF measurements and IR (thermal) imaging.

Techniques and challenges of drone technology for RF and antenna measurements will…
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Ron Rackley

Letter from AFCCE President John Lyons

To the members of AFCCE:

It is with profound sadness that I report the passing of a long time friend, associate and mentor, Ron Rackley.  I first worked with Ron in the early 1970’s in a project at WWRL(AM) in New York.  Since that time, we worked on several…
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March 2019 Luncheon Meeting

Friday, March 22, 2019

Electromagnetic Compatibility and
the Internet of Things

Mike Violette, Co-Founder & CEO Washington Laboratories

Electromagnetic interference (EMI) problems will continue to be an issue for consumers of the Internet of Things (IoT).  The spurious and immunity EMC measurement is a mandatory measurement for the IoT devices and system…
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AFCCE Welcomes FCC Chairman Pai

The Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers welcomed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai as its monthly luncheon speaker today.  Chairman Pai spoke on a variety of topics affecting the broadcast engineering community including ATSC 3.0, the next-generation television standard; the post-incentive auction repacking process; and interference involving FM translators.  In addition, Chairman Pai took a variety…
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