Joseph Davis, P.E.

Joseph DavisJoe 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. Joe received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology 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. 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. 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.

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).