Bob Truitt, Jr.

Telecommunications Technician
McMichael Science Building 017B
2450 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-5226


Elon College, 1966-70 

U.S .Air Force, Ground Radio-Electronics School,  Keesler Air Force Base, MS, 1974-75

Park College, Kansas City, MO,  B.A. Economics and Business Administration 1977

Florida Institute of Technology, MBA Candidate, 1987.

Employment History

United States Air Force,  Minuteman Missile Radio Maintenance NCO, Whiteman Air Force Base, MO, 1974-1980

ITT North, Telecommunications Instructor, Cape Canaveral, FL 1980-1981

Northrop Technical Services, Taif, Saudi Arabia, Radio-Electronics Technician, Royal Saudi Air Force, 1981-1983

Pan American World Services, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, Assistant Engineer, 1983-1988

United States Merchant Marine, Operation Desert Storm,  Radio-Electronics Officer, USNS Potomac, 1990-1991

Elon University, Telecommunications Technician, 1997 to present

Professional Activities

FCC General Class (1st Class) Commercial  Radiotelephone License with Radar Endorsement

FCC 2nd Class Commercial Radiotelegraph License

FCC Amateur Radio Extra Class License

Service Activities

Member:  American Radio Relay League

United States Air Force MARS  (Military Auxiliary Radio System)

Alamance Amateur Radio Club

Alamance County RACES  (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service)

Company Shops Concert Band, Board of Directors

Alamance Jazz Band

Elon University Alumni Band

Elon University Phoenix Winds

First Baptist Church Wind Ensemble


President's Volunteer Service Gold Award; President's Council on Service and Civic Participation for 25 years and 4000 hours of public service with the United States Air Force Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS)

First Place, Virginia, 3rd highest in USA, in the 2010 CQ World Wide VHF Radio Contest in the Hilltopper, Low-Power Portable class

First Place, South Carolina and Roanoke Division Leader in the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) January VHF Amateur Radio Sweepstakes for Low Power, Single-Operator Portable

First Place, North Carolina and Roanoke Division Leader and 10th Place overall in the U.S. and Canada in the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) June VHF Amateur Radio QSO Party for Single-Operator Portable

First Place, Emergency Communications (EMCOM) radio station construction project, Charlotte, NC Hamfest and First Place, RARSFEST, Raleigh, NC, March 2013.

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