JOHN A. DiDONATO, N.C.E. 1027 Covington Street Baltimore, Maryland 21230 Tel: 410-570-3367   Fax: 443-708-1238 EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS 1997-Present: DiDonato Consulting Services, Inc. Annapolis, Maryland President Over thirty years experience in project management/engineering for the planning, design and development of wireless communications systems. Extensive support to public safety, state & local government, airports and utilities clients. Responsibilities include: analysis of existing systems, recommendations for improvements, system design, budgetary estimates, procurement specifications, proposal evaluation, contract negotiations, installation supervision, and acceptance testing. Areas of expertise include:     * Trunked Radio Systems * Dispatch Staffing Analysis     * Simulcast Radio Systems * Digital Voice Radio     * Microwave     * Encrypted Radio     * RF Propagation * RF Interference Analysis     * Spectrum Management/Allocation * Public Safety Dispatch Center Design     * Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) * Distributed Antenna Systems 1991-1997: RAM Communications Consultants, Inc. Arnold, Maryland Senior Consultant Responsible for needs analysis, system design, procurement, and implementation supervision for large-scale wireless communications systems. Primary applications include public safety, municipal, County, and State governmental agencies as well as utilities clients. Provided project management and wireless engineering support to consultant clients in a variety of areas. Supervise engineering team in the development of communications system upgrades, from conception through factory and field acceptance testing. 1986-1991: SFA, Inc. Landover, Maryland Senior Engineer Responsible for the design and development of RF communications systems. Provided various consulting services to federal, state, county, municipal, and utilities clients. These services included evaluation of communications deficiencies, and the development and implementation of engineering solutions. Provided design alternatives, procurement specifications, and award recommendations. Performed factory and field testing of systems procured by clients to ensure vendor compliance to contract specification. 1981-1986: Motorola, Inc. - Federal Government Markets Landover, Maryland System Engineering Group Leader Performed design of large-scale land-mobile and microwave communications systems throughout the United States. Extensive experience with encrypted systems for Federal Government clients. Provided analysis of system deficiencies, detailed design documentation, propagation and interference analysis. Performed factory system test, field site surveys, and system field optimization in locations throughout the United States. 1980-1981: Motorola, Inc. Northeast Commercial Region Waltham, Massachusetts Engineering Aide Two-way radio propagation and interference analysis, computer operation, radio systems engineering and design for local government, airports, public safety, and industrial clients. AFFILIATIONS & ADVISORY POSITIONS * Member, Associated Public Safety Communication Officers (APCO International) * National Public Safety Planning Advisory Committee (NPSPAC) * Member, National Association of Radio & Telecommunications Engineers (NARTE) EDUCATION Merrimack College North Andover, Massachusetts BSEE - August, 1981 George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science Continuing Engineering Education program: * Fiber Optics System Design, 1992 * Effective Project Management, 1993 Various vendor technical seminars from: * Harris Corporation * Ericsson * MA/Com * Motorola, Inc. * E. F. Johnson * Midland Dr. Chester Karrass Course: "Effective Negotiating" CERTIFICATION * NARTE Certified Engineer with RF Radiating Master Endorsement    National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (NARTE) Certification #E2-03099
DiDonato Consulting Services       Principal: John DiDonato, NCE        1027 Covington Street     E-mail: dcs@didonato.us    Baltimore, Maryland 21230   Phone: 410-570-3367  Fax: 443-708-1238