My name is Jim Walls and I live in Glendora, Calif. (about 30 kilometers
east of Los Angeles). I am 61 years old and after working for a large
electric utility for 24 years, I changed jobs to doing the same function
but now for a local government. My job function is running a regional
trunked radio system.
I've been a computer geek for many years and have played with various unix
computers, a couple of Amigas, and DOS and later Windows based PCs. There
are now 5 computers at home and my office at work has 5 computers with a
total of 11 monitors - is that enough of a geek?
I've been an amateur radio operator for over 40 years with the callsign of
K6CCC. I'm a member of the AMSAT team which is a international group of
amateur radio operators that have built and operate via amateur built
More information about AMSAT can be reached at their web site at
You can find more about me from my web site at:
I joined SETI@Home on 4 February 2002. For a couple years, I had several
dozen computers that are all using idle time to crunch Seti workunits.
Unlike many high performers, none of the computers I am using are left on
solely for S@H - they are all on for other purposes and crunch Seti
workunits only during idle times. However after my job change, I only have
about a dozen computers that are running SETI@Home.
The photo shows me with a satellite communication trailer that I helped set
up after the Alaska Airlines flight 261 crash off the California coast in
February 2001 for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services.
I have been a communications volunteer for OES since the early 1990's.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I have to believe that there are other life forms out there
somewhere. I hope that we will be able to find them one of
these days. Will the Seti@Home project find them? Maybe,
and maybe not.