User:ChardingLLNL

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Brief Professional Biography

Hi! As my user name suggests, I work at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Computer Operations and Support. I have been in the computer industry for 33+ years, working in such positions as operations, administration, programming, and maintenance. I began my career in the US Air Force as a maintenance technician for the second-generation AN/FSQ-31V mainframe that functioned as the Data Processing Central for the SAC Automated Command and Control System (SACCS DPC). I also worked in weather satellite operations assigned to Detatchment 1, 4000 Aerospace Applications Group (SAC) located near Fairchild AFB, Washington (near Spokane, Washington). I later was reassigned to the headquarters of the 4000AAG at Offutt AFB, Nebraska (near Omaha, Nebraska and did Telemetry Analysis, Technical Training Instruction, and finally writing custom telemetry analysis software in Fortran 5 on Data General S-230 systems running the Advanced Operating System (AOS). After 9 years total service I decided to separate from the Air Force and started working strictly as a computer programmer for several different aerospace companies in Southern California. Did that for 10 years, then when the SoCal defense industry slowed down, moved back to my hometown of Livermore, California and worked for different companies again as a computer programmer. I was able to get hired at LLNL in 2002 and have worked here since.

Hobbies and Interests

I am a licensed Amateur radio operator with Amateur Extra Class License K6CKT. My involvement in amateur radio includes being the editor for the Livermore Amateur Radio Klub newsletter, and being a Public Information Officer for the Pacific Division, East Bay Section of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). I am also interested in emergancy communications and have recently become a member of the Amateur Radio Emergancy Service (ARES), the Emergancy Communications arm of the ARRL, and Radio Amateur Civil Emergancy Service (RACES)

I am also a member of the Knights of Columbus and serve as the recorder, newsletter editor, and webmaster for the Fr. Patrick Power Council #4588

RT Linux involvement

I periodically build and install the RT version. I have submitted bug reports to LKML and one patch. I am mainly interested in using RTL to control semi-automated beer making equipment, as well as Ham Radio applications such as az-el control of antenna systems and sound-card emulated TNC to interface digital modes.

RTwiki contributions
Minor fix in RT PREEMPT HOWTO - YAY my first edit here!
And another minor fix - this time in HOWTO: Build an RT-application

If you want to get in touch with me try my talk page - I do check it every once in a while.

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