Dane Ericksen, P.E.



  • California State University, BS Degree in Electrical Engineering, 1970

Professional Licenses and Affiliations

  • Registered Professional Engineer (Electrical), State of California, E-11654
  • Fellow, Society of Broadcast Engineers, and eight-term SBE National Director
  • 1998 SBE “Engineer of the Year”
  • SBE-certified as Senior Broadcast Engineer, Radio and Television (CSRTE), including 8-VSB Specialist
  • SBE-certified as Broadcast Networking Technologist (CBNT)
  • FCC Radiotelephone License, General Class, Radar Endorsed, PG-12-14271
  • FCC Amateur Radio License, Extra Class, N6AJY
  • Chairman, Engineers for the Integrity of Broadcast Auxiliary Services Spectrum (EIBASS)
  • SBE Government Relations Committee, 2008-2009
  • Chairman, SBE FCC Liaison Committee, 1987-2007
  • Chairman, ATSC TSG S3 Specialist Group on Digital ENG, November 2004 to July 2009
  • Chapter Secretary, and former multi-term Chapter Chairman and Chapter Vice Chairman, SBE Chapter 40, San Francisco
  • Member, SBE Certification Committee, 1987-present
  • Served on NAB/SBE Engineering Conference Committee, 1993-2000
  • Served on Subcommittee 4 (SC4) of IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee 28 (SCC28), 1985-2000 (ANSI C95.1-1992 and C95.1-1995 RFR standards)


  • Federal Communications Commission, Field Operations Bureau, San Francisco, 1970-1982        
  • Field Engineer, 1970-1974; FM/TV Specialist, 1974-1978; Senior FM/TV Specialist, 1978-1982
  • Associate in the firm of Hammett & Edison, Inc.,1982 – 2014
  • Consultant to the firm of Hammett & Edison, Inc., since 2014

Other Accomplishments

  • 20-gallon blood donor

Technical Publications by Dane E. Ericksen, P.E.

AuthorsDocument TitlePublicationPublished
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E.FCC Invents Negative Distance (PDF)TV TechnologyOctober 5, 2011
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E.Camp Parks DoD Uplink (PDF)NCFCC MeetingApril 20, 2011
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E.TV BAS Checkup (PDF)South Florida Ennes WorkshopMarch 10, 2011
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E.Why Your TV Station Needs A BAS Review (PDF)TV TechnologyFebruary 2, 2011
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E.New AWS Band Reject Filter Developed (PDF)TV TechnologyApril 29, 2009
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E.Additional figures for the article “Return to OTA” (PDF)TV TechnologyJuly 2008
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E.Distance and Bearing CalculationsNAB Engineering Handbook, Tenth Edition (also in Eighth and Ninth Editions, as Chapter 1.6), Chapter 1.72007
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E.DoD Uplinks Status Report (PDF)61st Annual Broadcast Engineering Conference Proceedings, National Association of Broadcasters2007
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E.Frequency Coordination for Auxiliary ServicesNAB Engineering Handbook, Tenth Edition (co-authored with Mr. David Otey of AZCAR Training Systems, and former SBE Frequency Coordination Director), Chapter 1.62007
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E.Playing Both Sides of the Street: or, a Review of BAS Issues Affecting Both Radio & TV (PDF)SBE National Meeting and BOS-CON Regional Convention, Ennes Workshop, Session #8October 26, 2004
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E.A Summary of FCC BAS Issues (PDF)58th Annual Broadcast Engineering Conference Proceedings, National Association of Broadcasters2004
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E.Understanding the September 2000 U.S.-Canada DTV LOU (PDF)Television BroadcastDecember 2000
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E.DTV: Gold Mine or Land Mine? (PDF)
Supplemental figures
Television Broadcast, September-October 1999September 1999
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E.2 GHz ENG, Round IIISBE Signal, February/March 1999February 1999
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E.SBE Files Comments to WRC-99SBE Signal, August/September 1998August 1998
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E.FCC Urges Broadcasters to Verify Their BAS LicensesSBE Signal, May/June 1998May 1998
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E.BAS Spectrum IssuesTV TechnologyMarch 23, 1998
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E.A Review of IOT PerformanceBroadcast EngineeringJuly 1996
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E.NAD 83: What Is It and Why You Should Care (PDF)SBE Engineering Conference1994
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E.The Emergency Broadcast SystemNAB Engineering Handbook, Eighth Edition (co-author), Chapter 7.81992

Any regulatory information provided in these papers and articles was correct at the time of original publication. Regulations should always be verified with current requirements and practices.