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Bob Ballard, CFOI, Diver,
Treasure Hunter
Consultant | Instructor
Associate Instructor
"Copper cable is good for
you.  It helps your arthritis.  
But, fiber is easier to
"I would like to extend a very special thanks to our sponsors who have taken the time to submit equipment for our training
sessions.  Each and every company who submits equipment for our course sessions receives "top billing" during the
classes.  Not only do we use the equipment under strict supervision, we discuss the features and benefits of each as
well.  We would also like to recognize some of our local,
custom cable integrators.  Again - thank you." -- Bob Ballard,
Incle Ted
"Click  To View Some of our Training  Equipment."
Uncle Ted
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Bob has been actively involved in the telecommunications industry for over 30 years. He has spoken at Universities,
Architectural Firms, Integrator Meetings, and Conventions. He has performed fiber optics training for contractors all over
the US and Mexico.  He also has taught numerous fiber optic training sessions in the United States and Mexico on
subjects ranging from Long-Haul Fiber Connectivity to Network Grounding.  He is responsible for designing and
implementing the largest 10gig fiber to the desk network in US history in 2005.  

He served in the US Navy from 1971 to 1975 and was honorably discharged from the Naval Reserve in 1985.  While
aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Saratoga (CV-60) between 1971 and 1972, Bob's unit, VA-105, supported air operations
in the Republic of North Vietnam.  As a Weapons & Ordnance Specialist, Bob proudly served his country during these
trying times.

Bob has been a Commercial Pilot with Instrument and Flight Instructor Ratings and has built and flown his own
experimental aircraft.  He is also a Treasure Hunter and Certified Scuba Diver.  See some of Bob's most recent finds

In the late 60's and early 70's he was a professional motorcycle racer and built and drove stock cars to pass the time.  As
an aviator in the late 70's and early 80's he performed at numerous air shows throughout Texas and was featured on
ABC News in Austin, Texas in 1982.