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WEBINAR: Noise Control and Management Basics – June 25, 2019

NOHVCC Webinar Series June 25, 2019
Title: Vehicle Noise Control and Management Basics

When: June 25, 2019

Times: 5:00 PM PST (8:00 PM EDT)

Cost: FREE!

RSVP For the Webinar Here

Chris Real from DPS Technical, Inc. will present Vehicle Noise Control and Management Basics as vehicle technology is evolving and motorized recreation areas have the constant pressure of managing multiple aspects of environmental protection and multiple uses. Unwanted sound or NOISE is a primary topic whenever vehicles are part of the recreational environment. The presentation will provide an overview of sound control strategies including field sound testing measurement methodologies, sound measuring instruments and regulatory challenges. This presentation will discuss vehicle designs, primarily off-highway vehicles, and for completeness, a brief overview of on-highway vehicles will be reviewed as well as muffler designs and Spark Arresters. This webinar is the first in a multi-part series that will give the foundation for new field and management staff as well as a refresher for experienced staff.

Presenters include all NOHVCC staff:

Chris Real, DPS Technical, Inc.

Chris Real is a long-standing member of the specialty vehicle and technical community. As a fifty-year vehicle development specialist, he is a recognized for vehicle testing and development programs ranging from new vehicle certification level testing and as a regulatory agency expert specializing in the specialty vehicle segment.  His firm DPS Technical, Inc., consults and provides environmental protection services for numerous international activities and law enforcement agencies and event sanctioning bodies.

Duane Taylor, Executive Director, NOHVCC

Any questions should be directed to Future webinars will likely focus on engaging land managers, effective OHV websites, and more! Please keep an eye on NOHVCC’s website (and on your emails) as we will be providing more information as additional webinars are scheduled.


AMA Sound Testing Kits Available

Deadline is March 31, 2018!

Endurocross is Back!

DPS Technical, Inc. & Jackson Racing

DPS Technical, Inc. will be coordinating technical inspections for the Ontario, CA Endurocross event.

As part of our involvement with Endurocross we will host a Southern California refresher activity of sound measurement and have a motorcycle, racecar, sound testing display and a social activity in the pit area.


October Schedule Announced

AIMExpo2014DPS Technical, Inc.  President, Chris Real, will be participating at the AMA National Convention, held in conjunction with the AIM Expo in Orlando, FL.


On Friday October 17, a special environmental panel discussion will take place, hosted by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA).  The topic will be Understanding and Controlling  Vehicle Sound in the Environment.


On Saturday, October 18 Chris will be helping motorcycle riders by performing sound testing for motorcycles using an internationally recognized SAE sound testing method and providing noise control guidance to motorsports facilities and regulatory authorities.

2014 ASP Billabong Pro

ASP-26DPS Technical, Inc. provides regulatory compliance to the Association of Surfing Professionals, 2014 Billabong Pro, Teahupo’o, Tahiti.

For photos and info – see On Assignment o8/2014.