Standards. Out here in the engineering world (regardless of the discipline), we live (or die) by standards.
This issue of RWEE has something of a standards theme, featuring an article and a white paper dealing with some fairly recent standards with which broadcast engineers have to deal on a regular basis.
As I was putting the issue together and thinking about standards, I glanced over at my bookcase and realized that it is well stocked with standards of various sorts. A few examples:
• ANSI/TIA-222-G Tower Structural Standard (I haven’t spent the big bucks for a copy of Revision H yet)
• Various volumes containing antenna modeling standards
• NRSC-5 IBOC Standard
• NAB Engineering Handbook (11 Edition)
• SBE Broadcast Engineering Handbook
• The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications
• Handbook of Electronic Tables and Formulas
• Terman’s Radio Engineering and Radio Engineer’s Handbook
• Various volumes containing NEPA, NPA and FAA rules and standards
• Several volumes containing penal code and other law enforcement standards (left over from another life when I worked in law enforcement)
• The Aeronautical Information Manual