In an effort to make frequency coordination easier and faster and reduce the possibility of errors, the Society of Broadcast Engineers has posted a new online frequency coordination request application.
In the past, coordination relied upon parties needing coordination to identify the SBE volunteer frequency coordinator for a given geographic area and make arrangements via telephone.
The new Web page removes telephone calls from the process. Simply completing and submitting the form directs the request to the appropriate SBE frequency coordinator via e-mail, eliminating delays that result from missed phone calls and inaccuracies stemming from miscommunication.
Cavell, Mertz & Davis in Manassas, VA, is providing the server for the new Web-based request form. Ralph Beaver, who chairs the SBE coordination committee, developed the concept.
The new form is available on the SBE Web site. SBE is looking for suggestions from users on ways that it might be improved.
For more information, visit www.sbe.org.