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MELVIN L. PRATT Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303 910-364-8013 spinbird_oma@yahoo.

com OBJECTIVE Satellite Communications Technician I seek a position with an innovative organization that utilizes and values education, initiative, skill, experience and enthusiasm in achieving goals and setting future trends. SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS Currently maintaining Secret Clearance. CERTIFIED BY: FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION -GENERAL RADIO-TELEPHONE OPERATOR LICENSE/RADAR , GLOBAL MARITIME DISTRESS AND SAFETY SYSTEM OPERATOR/MAINTAINER LICENSE, RADIO OFFICERS CERTIFICATE. GLOBAL VSAT FORUM: ADVANCED SATCOM PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION. INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RADIO TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTROMAGNETICS-CERTIFIED SENIOR TECHNICIAN. Per DoD Directive 8570, Certified Comptia Security+, Network + Proficient in the use of schematics and wiring diagrams, fabrication and termination of wiring harnesses, cannon plugs and coax cables, printed circuit board component level troubleshooting and repair, the use of hand and power tools and in the use of test equipment including but not limited to multi-meters, radio frequency and audio frequency generators, frequency counters, watt-meters, communication analyzers, oscilloscopes and spectrum analyzers. More than 20 years of experience working in many areas of electronics including aviation, airport communications and navigation, and satellite communications. PRESENT WORK EXPERIENCE December 2012 to Present

Exelis Inc. Colorado Springs; Colorado; C4I Technician. OPERATED, and MAINTAINED, PROVIDED LOGISTICAL SUPPORT in support of Joint Interagency Task Force Anti-Drug Trafficking Mission Netherlands Antilles, TACAN Navigational Set AN/FRN-45. Ground Support Radio included but not
limited to transceiver models Motorola/General Dynamics URC-200 transceiver, RELM KNG-P150, Harris AN/PRC-117F, Harris RF-8500. Performed Periodic Maintenance performance Inspections with local technicians, returned LMR to Original Equipment Manufacturers for in-house maintenance and repair or modification as needed or required. I edited PMI Quick Reference Files for portability and ease of use. Two sites of C-Band SATCOM equipment: Suite which includes but not limited to Comtech CST-5000 CBand SATCOM Terminal; including the SDM-300A Modem and SMS-301 Redundancy Switch, CODAN 5700 Series C-Band Converter and CODAN 5586 Redundancy Controller, Comtech RSU-503 Switch Unit and RFT-500 C-Band converters, and Andrew 3.7 Meter Earth Station Antennas. Performed Site Survey and created configuration tables for equipment at both sites for future reference and to facilitate other maintenance. I assisted distant end in troubleshooting a major outage towards favorable resolution. Assisted distant end in power balancing the link and aligned and adjusted site equipment for optimum performance. Verify SATCOM circuit efficiency and performance: use modem/computer interface and calculations to monitor performance parameters including: BER, Eb/No, C/No.

I Coordinated with DISA representatives and satellite engineers for cutover from SATMEX-5 toSATMEX-8 Monitored systems, reported anomalies, made minor adjustments to equipment and returned SATCOM site to fully operations on new satellite. I assisted visiting technicians performing periodic maintenance inspection on a continuing basis. Worked closely with co-workers in repair and maintenance of various and sundry issues of security, telephones, logistics, information technology and other matters related to Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. PRIOR WORK EXPEREINCE October 2012 to December 2012 RLM Communications, Spring Lake, North Carolina, Electronics Technician. Sub-contracted to L-3 SPAWAR to support of Special Operations objectives, Operation Enduring Freedom. I performed receipt, refurbishment and re-deployment of SATCOM equipment, researched and requisitioned major components, installation, and on-air testing of SATCOM platforms. Equipment suite included SDN-Lite, SDN-Medium, Hawkeye III, and DMCS. July 2011 to October 2011: C4 Planning Solutions, Blythe Georgia Afghanistan-Field Engineer. PROVIDE SUPPORT, OPERATE and MAINTAIN the TSC-167D/F (Lot-9), TSC-185 (Lot-10) Satellite Transportable Terminal in support of Warrior Information Network-Tactical while posted in Afghanistan. March 2002 to December 2010 Data path, Inc./Rockwell-Collins Satellite Communications Services, Duluth Georgia. Mannheim, Germany/Communications Navigation Technician, Ft Bragg NC-Field Service Engineer Per OPMAS-E initiatives, Inspect, maintain, operate and repair GRT-21/23 VHF, GRR-22/24 UHF, FSC92 ATC Voice switching System, sub-assemblies and components at primary depot in support of U.S. Army base air traffic control systems, air field operations, Operations and Maintenance Support-Europe, PROVIDED SUPPORT, OPERATE and MAINTAIN the TSC-167D/F(Lot-9), TSC-185 (Lot-10) Satellite Transportable Terminal in support of Warrior Information Network-Tactical while posted at FT Bragg NC. EDUCATION AND SPECIALIZED TRAINING ADVANCED SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION COURSE: Global VSAT Forum approved coursework and training. Washington DC. June 2012 SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS 101: Intelsat Approved Coursework, Intelsat Global University, Ellenwood Teleport, Georgia. October 2009 GLOBAL MARITIME DISTRESS AND SAFETY SYSTEMS COURSE: USCG approved training, Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies; Linthicum Maryland, May 2003. NAVAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SUPPORT ACTIVITY; Pensacola, Florida, July 1991; January 1994, CERTIFICATE, NAVY ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS TRAINING SERIES AND ADVANCED AVIONICS NON-RESIDENT TRAINING COURSE. USAF 966 AIRBORNE WARNING AND CONTROL TRAINING SQUADRON, Tinker Afb; Oklahoma, September 1980; January 1981, CERTIFICATE, E-3A AVIONICS RADIO OPERATOR CONVERSION COURSE. USAF SCHOOL OF APPLIED AEROSPACE SCIENCES; Chanute Afb; Illinois, November 1972; May 1973, CERTIFICATE, AIRCRAFT ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS. References Furnished Upon Request