Dane E. Ericksen, P.E.

Senior Engineer


  • 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
  • Co-Chair, 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., since 1982

Other Accomplishments

  • 17-gallon blood donor


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

Authors Document Titlesort icon Publication Published
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E. 2 GHz ENG, Round III SBE Signal, February/March 1999 February 1999
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E. A Review of IOT Performance Broadcast Engineering July 1996
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E. A Summary of FCC BAS Issues (PDF) 58th Annual Broadcast Engineering Conference Proceedings, National Association of Broadcasters 2004
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E. Additional figures for the article "Return to OTA" (PDF) TV Technology July 2008
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E. BAS Spectrum Issues TV Technology March 23, 1998
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E. Camp Parks DoD Uplink (PDF) NCFCC Meeting April 20, 2011
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E. Distance and Bearing Calculations NAB Engineering Handbook, Tenth Edition (also in Eighth and Ninth Editions, as Chapter 1.6), Chapter 1.7 2007
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E. DoD Uplinks Status Report (PDF) 61st Annual Broadcast Engineering Conference Proceedings, National Association of Broadcasters 2007
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E. DTV: Gold Mine or Land Mine? (PDF)
Supplemental figures (PDF)
Television Broadcast, September-October 1999 September 1999
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E. FCC Invents Negative Distance (PDF) TV Technology October 5, 2011
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E. FCC Urges Broadcasters to Verify Their BAS Licenses SBE Signal, May/June 1998 May 1998
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E. Frequency Coordination for Auxiliary Services NAB Engineering Handbook, Tenth Edition (co-authored with Mr. David Otey of AZCAR Training Systems, and former SBE Frequency Coordination Director), Chapter 1.6 2007
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E. NAD 83: What Is It and Why You Should Care (PDF) SBE Engineering Conference 1994
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E. New AWS Band Reject Filter Developed (PDF) TV Technology April 29, 2009
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 #8 October 26, 2004
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E. SBE Files Comments to WRC-99 SBE Signal, August/September 1998 August 1998
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E. The Emergency Broadcast System NAB Engineering Handbook, Eighth Edition (co-author), Chapter 7.8 1992
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E. TV BAS Checkup (PDF) South Florida Ennes Workshop March 10, 2011
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E. Understanding the September 2000 U.S.-Canada DTV LOU (PDF) Television Broadcast December 2000
Dane E. Ericksen, P.E. Why Your TV Station Needs A BAS Review (PDF) TV Technology February 2, 2011