Curtis W. Flick

333 E. Pace AVE
Akron, OH 44319-3550
Phone: 330-645-6383
E-mail: curt@cwf1.com


Last Decade / Current


ICCellular/Hiway Safety and Technology 2012
    Manage/coordinate development project
       Write specifications
       Hire programmers
       Test software
       Develop methodology
       Test hardware
       Procure parts and candidate packages
       The majority of the details are under NDA and cannot be disclosed
       by me until at least 2016
Various “Social Networking” packages 2008-2012
    On-line install/configure/build/maintain
       WordPress on Slackware/Linux server
       Drupal on Slackware/Linux server
       MySQL database internals, including hacking into the database itself
       to repair/convert from one platform to another

FLR - Family Life Radio 2011
    Studio upgrade / rebuild.
       Assist in design and planning to covert live operation without shutting down.
       Prep work consisting of moving to new distribution system
       Partial conversion until budget loss canceled further involvement
T.A.P.E 2009-2012
    Machine maintenance and repair. ( various )
       Retrofit modern Baldor drive unit to 1960 Lodge Shippley lathe
       Motor control system repair - 2000 ton press
       retrofit contactors to British I/O grinder
       Repair overhead 15 ton crane

Dow Jones / Market Watch Radio 2010
    Move and rebuild newsroom "studio" from Newseum to Wall Street Journal bldg.
WHWN FM
   
Build complete at existing tower and building
LAMCO CSM
      IT Consulting, primarily server, DNS, VPN, general networking
       details including firewalls, connectivity problems, setups SOHO
The Metamorphosis Group, Inc.
   
2gig BAS relocation ( television ) including
       various tower climbs
       installation of lines and equipment including
       radios, transmission lines, antennae, video processing equipment
       Project coordination, customer interface
Clear Channel Radio
      Washington, D.C. Studio rebuild
       New Orleans, La. Studiuo rebuild
       Norfolk, Va. Studio rebuild
Salem Communications, various Nation wide. Coverage studies, transmitter projects.
L&M Communications, WVa. and Kentucky, AM Transmitter/antenna site problems.
Good Karma Broadcasting, AM rebuild - transmit system - pattern/power change
Melodynamic Broadcasting, various antenna problems Canton, Ohio
Salem Radio Labs. Rivendell program automation Tele-commute
Data Recovery, various Akron, Ohio

WYSU
studios, Youngstown State University Youngstown, Ohio
Mortenson Broadcasting,
KTNO AM transmitter site Dallas, Texas
SRN News, Studio rebuild Washington, D.C.
Spam-O-Matic. Inc. Akron, OH
    Original vision
   
Co-author all phases.
   
System Concept and implimentation at all phases.
   
Stand-alone appliance.
   
Sales
   
Support
   
Documentation
   
Testing
   
Final approval on all aspects.

1997-present Curtis W. Flick & Associates Akron, OH

Field Engineer
All aspects of shipping / receiving as pertain to the project / location
Invent tooling as necessary
Install subassemblies
Interconnected subassemblies into a cohesive whole
Obtain final acceptance from clients
Write documentation
Extensive travel
expenses, hotels, rental cars, etc.

Force Companies, Arlington, Texas

Project Manager / Field Engineer
Coordinate installation team(s)
Obtain final acceptance from clients
Travel ,expenses, hotels, rental cars, etc.
Built, inspected, moved, repaired, designed RF transmitter sites
Personally did rigging, and relate well to riggers in nearly all circumstances.
Installed, tested, designed RF penetrations
Install, repair, troubleshoot, specify, RF transmitters
Transmitter start-ups and calibrations
Did final tune-ups and final inspections
Coordinated moves of stations
Generated, approved, and disproved, change orders
Generated project budgets, ECO's

Participated in original design phases of all aspects of various projects

Salem Radio Networks, Dallas, Texas

Project leader - coordinate installation team(s)
All aspects of scheduling, ordering, building, installing as related to the project at hand.
Made, implemented, suggested, field changes as necessary
Pulling wire, cabling, interconnect, and trunk.
Responsible for hiring and firing assembly sub-contractors
Liaison between trades
Final testing of the integrated systems as a whole.

Salem Communications, various locations

Project leader - coordinate installation team(s)
Worked with digital, analog, hybrid equipment
Built, tested, approved screened room(s)
Built, inspected, moved, repaired, designed RF transmitter sites
Personally did rigging, and relate well to riggers in nearly all circumstances.
Installed, tested, designed RF penetrations
Install, repair, troubleshoot, specify, RF transmitters
Transmitter start-ups and calibrations
Did final tune-ups and final inspections
Resolved spurious emissions and interference problems.
Coordinated moves of stations
Generated, approved, and disproved, change orders
Generated project budgets, ECO's
Participated in original design phases of all aspects of various projects
Made, suggested, wrote, implemented field changes
Install / troubleshoot computer networks
Data recovery ( various )

1995-1997 Family Stations Inc. Akron, OH

Chief Engineer - Translator Division
Overall responsibility for 96 FM translators.
Coordinated conversion of 58 stations using unqualified personnel in 5 days.
Built, tuned, installed multi-cavity broadband filters.
Redesigned off-air translators
Interfacing with engineering ( ECR's ) and manufacturing
Redesigned satellite fed translators
Responsible for division inventory
Manufactured automatic ID boxes

1992-1995 Family Stations Inc. Akron, OH

Engineering Consultant
Personally wrote the network operations manual.
Support Consultant for Translator Division
Support Consultant for Radio
Moved, built, or rebuilt up to 40 radio stations including AM, FM, and translator stations.
Develop and maintain contact with equipment suppliers
Consulting on OEM changes in their products.
Advanced design and prototyping of various automation products.
Resolved problems on four of the directional AM stations.
Specified and oversaw change of the transmitting antenna at WJCH-FM in Joliet, Illinois.
Resolved conflicts between companies in Camden NJ.

1988-1992 Family Stations Inc. Akron, OH

Chief Engineer
Filled the position of Chief Operator for 3 stations simultaneously
Responsible for 6 other AM stations and 5 other FM stations
Ran WCUE for four years single handedly
Supervised several assistants.
Installation of satellite systems.

1988-1989 Curt Flick. Akron, OH

Contract Maintenance Engineer
WOBC-FM Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio.
WJTB-AM Taylor Broadcasting, North Ridgeville, Ohio.
WRDZ-AM Gore-Overgard Broadcasting, Cleveland, Ohio.

1985-1988 O.B.C. Broadcasting Inc. Akron, OH

Assistant Engineer
Responsible for Studio maintenance.
Responsible for setting up for remote broadcasts.
Primary on call engineer.
Worked on outside projects including the Corum antenna project
Built prototype automation system.

1984-1985 Corrick Custom Electronics. Akron, OH

       Repair Technician
        Machine tool repair
        Machine operator

circa 1970 became interested in Broadcasting

WERE Cleveland, tune and proof
various others through the years

Other experience

1973-1983 Various positions Akron, OH

McKim Technical Institute - Instructor (defunct )
Cuyahoga Falls Amateur Radio Club -
Instructor
programming - Z-80 assembler language Applesoft Basic (non MS).
software design.
Apple Lisa using machine serial number 3
machinist
experimental motor vehicles, including race cars and motorcycles.
experimental antenna designs

Interests

Computer software development and testing in all stages. ( the Rivendell project )
Still experiment with motored vehicles, building experimental components as needed.

        Currently hacking code in GM automotive control computers ( ECM )


Publications

Radio Guide, antennae, propogation.
Radio Guide, IT - passwords.
Radio Guide, various.
Commenter of record before the Federal Communications Commission
Computer software published at the request of Creative Computing Press.