Sterrett J. Carter


A challenging Wireless Communicatons position with a progressive company in which there are opportunities for professional growth and increasing responsibilities based upon a productive work record.


Wireless Communications Technician and Frequency Manager for U. S. Senate and U. S. Capitol Police.  Designed voting radio repeater systems.  Maintain paging infrastructure consisting of Glenayre C2000 transmitters.  Maintenance of the U. S. Capitol Police radio dispatch system utilizing Orbacom TDM-150 systems and video consoles controlling Motorola and DX Radio  RF infrastructure.  Provide support for a 5 channel conventional VHF radio system.  Responsible for two paging systems utilizing multiple Glenayre transmission sites. Program and diagnose Eagle Patriot,  Motorola Bravo, Bravo Plus, Scriptor LX2, Advisor Pro, Advisor Gold, and Advisor pagers.  Maintain radio communications equipment and oversee operation of local and statewide Virginia Defense Force radio networks (UHF, VHF, & HF).  Develop and conduct training classes for VADF personnel to license qualification standards.   Administer and troubleshoot a Microsoft NT4 Ethernet LAN, associated gateways, servers, utilizing NetBEUI and TCP/IP.  Develop and establish procedures and documentation for all equipment and software.  Customer Service trainer.  Office Emergency Coordinator.


June 1999 – Present: U. S. Senate Sergeant at Arms, Technology Development Services Department, Washington D.C. - Wireless Communications Technician and Frequency Manager: Frequency Manager for both the United States Senate and United States Capitol Police.  Assist in the design of a campus-wide 802.11a/b wireless network.  Implement and test the campus-wide 802.11a/b network.  Support the U. S. Capitol Police radio system consisting of redundant Orbacom TDM-150 systems controlling Motorola RF infrastructure, multiple receiver sites, DigiTac comparators, main and standby transmitters.  Program, align, and install VHF and UHF mobile, portable, repeater, and base station radios. Design voting repeater systems for two Capitol Hill offices for emergency communications.  Install, maintain, and administer two Emergin WirelessOffice text paging web servers using Windows NT-4 Server with Service Pack 6.  Operate, troubleshoot, and maintain Glenayre GL-3000es paging terminals utilizing Glenayre C2000 paging transmitters at multiple sites.  Program and diagnose Eagle Patriot, Motorola Bravo, Bravo Plus, Scriptor LX2, AdvisorPro, Advisor Gold, Advisor pagers.  Test, evaluate, and recommend new RF transceivers for field testing.  Develop supporting documentation for the entire testing and evaluation cycle.  Install and maintain portable repeater system, desktop base stations, and portable radios as needed when the Capitol Police travel offsite.  Develop, establish, and revise procedures and documentation for all above areas of responsibility, equipment, and software.  Evaluate, recommend, and support on site testing of DES voice encryption system utilizing Motorola HT-1250, MT-2000, and MTS-2000 portable radios and Motorola CDM-1250 and Spectra mobile radios through the existing RF infrastructure. Develop specifications and issue Request For Proposals for installation of new RF communications systems   Evaluate vendor responses to RFPs and recommend the bid award.  Develop specifications for Emergency Response Communications Vehicles.  Additional duties - Customer Service trainer, Office Emergency Coordinator.

May 1993 - June 1999: U. S. Senate Sergeant at Arms, Telecommunications Department, Washington D. C. - Communications Specialist: Administer and maintain Motorola M-15 and PageBridge II paging terminals, all paging transmitter sites, all associated pagers and peripheral devices.  Programming and diagnostics on multiple AT&T G3i switches with external conferencing equipment, and a Northern Telecom (Nortel) DMS-100 switch with Meridian and ISDN business telephones, operator consoles, and 2500 type sets via direct link and TMS VAX system.  Administration and troubleshooting of an Octel Sierra class voice mail system with over 2500 voice mailboxes.  Assist trouble desk personnel in determining radio, paging, telephone, voice mail, and data communications problems.  Help guide the trouble desk analysts in problem analysis and troubleshooting to determine the procedures to follow, or the correct personnel to resolve the problem.  Develop, establish, and revise procedures and documentation for all above areas of responsibility, equipment, and software.

May 1987 - May 1993: U. S. Senate Sergeant at Arms, Computer Center, Washington D. C. – Senior Network Communications Specialist: Install, operate, and troubleshoot local and nationwide data communications networks and sub-networks utilizing X.25, asynchronous, synchronous, and various LAN protocols.  Responsible for problem isolation, diagnostics, and resolution within the networks.  Responsible for maintaining the integrity of the networks and their associated equipment.  Develop, establish, and revise procedures and documentation for all data communications equipment, and software.

October 1980 - May 1987: U. S. Senate Sergeant at Arms, Computer Center, Washington D. C. - Computer Operator: Operate multiple IBM mainframes, monitor CICS, ROSCOE, and MODEL 204 online applications. Use IPL procedures, work with system and applications programmers to help resolve program problems.  Responsible for startup and take down procedures for all online applications.  Streamline existing procedures, develop and establish new procedures.  Check job output against customer request and prepare output for delivery to customer.  Help diagnose some hardware problems.  Acted as shift supervisor.


February 1991 - November 1996: Virginia Defense Force, Richmond, VA - 3rd Brigade Communications Chief, Rank: E-6 (Staff Sergeant): Install, operate and maintain portable, fixed, and field transportable radio communications equipment. Oversee operation of local and statewide radio networks (UHF, VHF, & HF) for all VADF companies north of Richmond and East of Winchester, Virginia.  Develop and conduct classes to train VADF radio operators to license qualification standards.  Conduct after action reviews, collate input from multiple sources into reports to be submitted to Command Officer Staff.


Kenwood Mobile Radio Technical Training: Certificate
            July 2003 – Kenwood 2-way radio programming and troubleshooting.  Mt. Weather, VA

Government Online Learning Center: Certificate
            January 2003 – Frontline Leadership: Preparing to Lead.

Ramsey Pager School: Certificate
            October 2002 – Repair and tuning of pagers.  Victor, NY

Orbacom Systems, Inc.: Certificate
        November 1999 – TDM-150 Console System Technical training.  Cinnaminson, NJ

Glenayre Systems, Inc.: Certificate
October 1999 – GL-3000 Paging Systems training.  Washington D.C.

U. S. Senate Training Center: Certificates
       April 1998 - Windows 95 Administration, Windows NT Intermediate Administration,
        Windows NT Advanced Administration.  Washington D.C.

        October 1980 - June 1987 - Roscoe RPF, System Operation and Problem Resolution,
        Computer Operations. 
Washington D.C.

AT&T Global Business Communications Systems: Certificate
        September 1993 - Definity Communications System Generic 3 Network Administration.
        Greenbelt, MD.

Northern Telecom: Certificate
        June 1993 - DMS-100 Line Data Modification by Servord.  
Raleigh, NC

AT&T Knowledge Plus: - Certificates
        July 1987-
Data Communications I. Washington D.C.
        March 1988 - Data Communications II.  
Washington D.C.
        August 1988 - Data Networking.  
Washington D.C.

Computer Learning Center: Diploma
       September 1980 - Computer Operations - Honor Graduate. Financed by simultaneously
       working full time.  
Springfield, VA

LeTourneau College:
        September 1976 through June 1978 - Marketing, English, Algebra, Public Speaking.
        Longview, TX


            Amateur Radio communications, working with A/V equipment, sound reinforcement, photography, musician, electronic kit building.


Federal Communications Commission licenses:  General Mobile Radio Service and
Amateur Radio Service, Technician class. Memberships: ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency
        Service), RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service).

Held rank of Staff Sergeant (E-6) in the Virginia Defense Force. Served as 3rd Brigade Communications and Electronics Chief.

Assistant Cubmaster – Cub Scout Pack 614

First Aid, CPR and AED certified.

Salary requirements: 75,000    Available for limited travel


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