The C.A.R.L.A. Core Team
Tom Naso - N6MVT
Tom currently works for a cellular phone carrier in Northern California as a senior cell site field engineer. He also worked for several years with a Motorola service shop as a mountain top & field technician. His years of experience in the professional wireless industry lends itself quite well to ham repeater site installation and support. He lives in Lafayette with his wife and the "four legged welcoming committee". Tom is one of the founders of C.A.R.L.A.
Jeff Cohn - N6QOP
Jeff has been employed with Sun Microsystems in Silicon Valley for over 30 years as a Solaris Systems Administrator. He does the majority of the controller programming for the system and is also one of the webmasters for this site, contributing content and concepts. He lives in San Leandro about five minutes from the Oakland Airport. Jeff is one of the founders of C.A.R.L.A.
Victor Aelion - N6QOO
Victor is currently a television transmitter engineer in the S.F Bay Area and has worked on the transmitters at Sutro Tower. He also currently runs his own business in the Screen Printing industry. Victor is one of the webmasters and contributes graphic content to the site. He currently lives in the Oakland Hills. Victor is one of the founders of C.A.R.L.A.
Charlie Porter - N6JOA
Charlie has worked for the past twenty years at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital as the supply and logistics coordinator for the Small Animal Patient Care Service. He is the Radio Communications Officer for the UCD Veterinary Emergency Response Team, serves as the Friday net control for the Sacramento Valley Noon Net, and is the host and net control for the weekly NorCal DMR net. Previously, he was the Training Officer for San Jose Search and Rescue. Charlie's father worked for AT&T for 35 years and had equipment planning and procurement responsibilities for several of the AT&T Long Lines sites that now house CARLA equipment. Charlie currently serves CARLA by being the CARLA Central Valley Service Center Manager, with his mapping and geographic skills to find and optimize CARLA's link paths. He also maintains and is a sysop for CARLA's seven DMR repeaters. He currently lives in Davis with his wife- N6OLO, and a contingency of four legged friends.
Skip Hamer - N6IRF (SK)
Skip was the initial driving force behind what is now the C.A.R.L.A. Repeater System. He owned Broadcast Engineering Services in the S.F Bay Area until he became a Silent Key in the late 90's.