Last month, the National Association of Broadcasting (NAB) awarded former employee and current consultant for Continental Electronics Corporation (CEC), David L. Hershberger, the 2021 Engineering Achievement Award for Radio. The NAB Engineering Achievement Awards are given to those nominated by their peers for their significant contributions to the radio and broadcast industry.

“Dave Hershberger is a true renaissance broadcast engineer,” a representative of the NAB said during The Future of Media and NAB Technology Awards.

During his career that spanned over 40 years, Hershberger’s work focused on exciters and modulators for transmitters as well as low-level signal processing. Hershberger was also a co-developer of the first digital FM exciter in 1986 and helped create new X-band uplink transmitters for the JPL/NASA Deep Space Network. He was awarded 21 patents throughout his career and has one that is still pending approval. The patents span a wide variety of technology in AM and FM radio as well as broadcast television.

“None of this work happens in a vacuum, it’s all teamwork,” Hershberger said when reflecting on his accomplishments.

Hershberger worked with CEC for more than 11 years as a Senior Scientist before retiring in 2017. Hershberger currently resides in Tahoe National Forest where he continues to do part-time consulting with CEC. He will receive the Engineering Achievement Award for Radio at the NAB Show and Convention later this year in October.

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About Continental Electronics Corporation

Since 1946, Dallas-based Continental Electronics Corporation (CEC) has been the leading visionary and manufacturer for many of the world’s most innovative high power radio frequency (RF) solutions. CEC helped broaden the application of RF technology through science, industrial, government, defense and broadcast initiatives on six continents. Our company’s state-of-the-art radio transmitters send signals deep beneath the ocean’s surface to beyond the solar system. CEC takes great pride in the standard of excellence, level of trust and legacy we provide to each of our clients. For more information, please visit https://www.  or call 1.800.733.5011.

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