SBE Sponsors RF Safety Course

The Society of Broadcasting Engineers will present a three-hour online RF Safety Course designed for broadcast station personnel, including chief and assistant chief engineers, transmitter site engineers, ENG and SNG maintenance personnel and managers who need to have an understanding of RF safety issues and regulations.

The course will be offered Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m.-9:45 p.m. EDT. Topics covered include the biological effects of RF radiation and the differences between RF radiation and ionizing radiation, FCC and OSHA regulations, workplace hazards, transmitter sites and more.

Nineteen ports are available for this Webinar. SBE encourages local SBE chapters and broadcast stations to identify a site where local members or employees can participate in the Webinar together. For additional information, see the SBE RF Safety Course for Broadcast Engineers web page.

Doug Lung

Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. As vice president of Broadcast Technology for NBCUniversal Local, H. Douglas Lung leads NBC and Telemundo-owned stations’ RF and transmission affairs, including microwave, radars, satellite uplinks, and FCC technical filings. Beginning his career in 1976 at KSCI in Los Angeles, Lung has nearly 50 years of experience in broadcast television engineering. Beginning in 1985, he led the engineering department for what was to become the Telemundo network and station group, assisting in the design, construction and installation of the company’s broadcast and cable facilities. Other projects include work on the launch of Hawaii’s first UHF TV station, the rollout and testing of the ATSC mobile-handheld standard, and software development related to the incentive auction TV spectrum repack.
A longtime columnist for TV Technology, Doug is also a regular contributor to IEEE Broadcast Technology. He is the recipient of the 2023 NAB Television Engineering Award. He also received a Tech Leadership Award from TV Tech publisher Future plc in 2021 and is a member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.