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Bryan Allen, CSM, CSS
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Chairman
William Bailey, PhD
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Summerville, SC
Vice Chairman
Joseph Cooper, CETma, CETms(IT, RF) Retired United States Navy
San Antonio, FL
Secretary
Christopher Miller, CETsr Heartland Community College Towanda, IL
Treasurer
Sean Sheedy, FOT-OSP, FOI Light Brigade
Meridian, ID
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Ira Wiesenfeld, PE, CETms(RF) IWA Technical Services Dallas, TX
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Paul Neukam, FOT-OSP, DCI SiteWise
Huntingburg, IN
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J.B. Groves III, STS, FOT-OSP, ITS Wharton County Junior College Rosenburg, TX
Certified Technician Division Chair
Shane Morris, CETma, CETms(IT, RF) Motorola Solutions
Buckley, WA
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John Zielinski, CETma Lackawanna, NY
Communications Division Chair
Mike Hare, CETms(RF) City of Bryan
Bryan, TX
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Christopher Cisco, CETsr, KI5KLR Bear Communications & Electronics Humble, TX
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United States Air Force
APO, AE
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Empire High School CTE Tucson, AZ
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Clyde Dolly, CETma STRAC Institute Palm Bay, FL
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John Bakkeren, CESma, CESms(RF) Brampton, ON, Canada
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Shop Owners Division Co-Chair
Ron Mayes, DASC Advantage Communications Andover, KS
Shop Owners Division Co-Chair
Terry Zaccarino, CET Communications Electronics of Virginia
Fairfax, VA
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Armando Montiel
RZ Communications Laredo Laredo, TX
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January/February 2023 • Volume 56, Issue 1
FEATURES
5 LAUNCH OF “COMMUNICATIONS WITH FIBER OPTIC”
Dr. Rodolfo Veloz, CEO at Brainamics, launched “Communications with Fiber Optic”, a book written in Spanish for Latin America. This book was written for continuous training and student reference for professionals and technicians in the field of communications technologies through fiber optic networks. It offers Latin American and Spanish-speaking professionals access to the fundamentals of Fiber Optic Communications in their native language, considering that most of the existing and high-level works have been developed in English.
6 UNDERSTANDING FIBER OPTIC INSPECTION
Abstract: Within only about twenty years, the sciences of fiber optic inspection have evolved from a jeweler’s loupe, through handheld direct-view, to benchtop, portable, auto-detect, and recent patents for a digital photographic device. One inspection means is not better than the other: each has value, advantages, and disadvantages.
8 QUANTUM COMPUTING FOR EVERYONE
J.B. Groves III, STS, FOT-OSP, ITS has written about his experience presenting at HI-TEC and the National Career Pathways Conference. Both conference sessions covered the Quantum Information Science and Technology Workforce Development National Strategic Plan, which was gleaned from numerous entities within the United States government, many organizations that develop quantum technology, and many scientists from around the world designing and building quantum devices and quantum materials for quantum computing technologies.
15 TEACHING ELECTRONICS
Electronics is a difficult subject for many people to learn. Engineering technicians involved with design and test procedures need a very high level of theory and math through basic calculus. Repair technicians may not need such a high level of math, but still need a strong base of circuit theory. All technicians need a very strong base in algebra and trigonometry, especially in alternating current, operational amplifier, and radio circuits.
16 OPENPLC INTRODUCTION
OpenPLC is an open-source industrial control platform that allows the transformation of popular microcontrollers into a programmable logic controller (PLC). Read about what Dr. Don Wilcher, CETa, EE, MSEIT has to say about the versions of OpenPLC, getting hands-on with OpenPLC, and the first OpenPLC project.
18 THE IMPORTANCE OF CONFERENCES
In this column Larry Johnson discusses the importance of trade conferences. This year is even more important as the past few years have been difficult to stay current with technologies, products and techniques due to the impacts of Covid-19. Read what he has to say about why conferences are a big business opportunity.
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10 Check out this list of highly qualified profes- sionals who have recently earned new ETA International accredited certification.
ON THE COVER:
A year in review using photos to show where ETA has visited throughout 2022. Happy New Year!
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2023-24 BOARD OF DIRECTORS CA SPOTLIGHT ETA CELEBRATES 45 YEARS TOP CAS FOR 2022
“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.”
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