Garrison CavellJames Scott
Capitol Airspace Group

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6350 Walker Lane, Suite 450
Alexandria, VA 22310 United States

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Who: Gary Cavell and James Scott
From: Capitol Airspace Group
What: Interference Complaints and Working with the FAA
When: June 11, 2024 at 6:30 PM
Where: Capitol Airspace Group – Register Here
Address: 6350 Walker Lane, Suite 450
Alexandria, VA 22310 United States

Sponsor: Capitol Airspace Group

It happens to nearly every broadcast engineer eventually - someone routes a phone call or forwards you an email from someone complaining that your signal is causing interference, either to their signal or someone else's, but they are looking into it. Sometimes its another broadcaster. Sometimes its a member of the general public who insists its your fault and demands you immediately cease operations. But regardless of how it became your problem, there are people out there who are willing to help. The same can be said when dealing with any government entity, including the FAA. Whether moving to a different tower, constructing a new site, modifying an existing structure, adding frequencies to an existing installation, or even just correcting a height or coordinates, its good to have a friend who knows what they are doing, and how to speak their language. Capitol Airspace Group is here to help.

Gary Cavell is a Senior Director with the Cavell Mertz Division of Capitol Airspace Group, LLC. Last year, Cavell Mertz merged with Capitol Airspace, and in doing so, enabled the 34-year-old firm to expand its core services to also provide communication systems interference analysis to airports and commercial developers.

Gary has designed, built, and certified countless station RF systems over the years. In 2019, Gary was honored with the NAB Engineering Achievement Award for Radio, and the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society’s Jules Cohen Award for Outstanding Broadcast Engineering. He has also served as Editor-in-Chief for the 11th edition of the NAB Engineering Handbook and has published many articles on practical aspects of broadcasting and related technologies.

Gary is a faculty member of the NAB Educational Foundation’s Broadcast Leadership Training Program (BLT), and has been a technology presenter and invited lecturer for various industry conventions, seminars, and training programs, including the SBE’s technology webinar series.

Gary is a member of several professional organizations including the IEEE, SBE, and SMPTE. He is a Past President of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society, is a certified Master Thermographer, holds an Instrument Rating pilot certificate, a General Radiotelephone Operators License, and an Amateur Radio Extra Class License.

James R. Scott is a Senior Project Manager at Capitol Airspace Group and leads their engagement with the FAA Obstruction Evaluation Group. In the last six years, James has developed a portfolio of over 350 projects throughout the United States, including buildings, transmission lines, renewable energy projects, antenna towers, and emerging technologies.

James has successfully navigated the balance modifying airspace to accommodate economic development and has worked with FAA colleagues to establish marking and lighting standards for atypical towers. With James’ support, Capitol Airspace has filed more than 115,000 different FAA cases representing more than 2,000 projects.

Prior to joining Capitol Airspace, James worked in business development and obtained a Master of Science in Aeronautics degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Regardless of if you wish to attend in person or virtually via Zoom, please Register Here so that we can estimate how much food is needed for the meeting. Doors at Capitol Airspace Group will open at 6:00 pm for a light dinner (also courtesy Capitol Airspace Group), followed by chapter business at 6:30 pm and presentation at 7:00.