GlobeLink Telecom has its roots in the work that its principals began in 1986.
Today, GlobeLink's offers design, installation, and commissioning of the complete range of components in wireless telecommunications networks. GlobeLink can turnkey an installation from the proverbial green-field to the cut-over of traffic to long term maintenance including network design, path engineering, site acquisition, tower construction, antenna installation, and radio installation to the demarc point. GlobeLink commissions and test's systems from 800 MHz to 40 GHz.
GlobeLink staff are particularly experienced in terrestrial microwave projects. GlobeLink principals were involved in the design and commissioning of an OC-12 SONET backbone system on the island of Oahu as well as many other projects in Alaska and Hawaii. The GlobeLink team has extensive experience with many of the major radio manufacturers' microwave product lines having completed over 60 multi-hop projects. Working for a major international cellular company, GlobeLink installed all of the radio electronics, MUX, DACS, power supplies, and 196 antenna systems on 88 hops of SONET microwave.
GlobeLink Telecom staff are also experienced in installing wireless point to multi-point local loop (WLL), WANs, BETRs(Basic Exchange Telephone Relay), CARs (Cable Antenna Relay), and satellite earth station systems. The principals have worked on a large satellite project consisting of 29 3.6 meter earth stations installed and oriented in remote western Alaska. GlobeLink principals have experience in commissioning broadband as well as microwave systems from virtually every large manufacturer. To facilitate these efforts, GlobeLink has access to complete inventories of heavy rigging equipment in Alaska and Hawaii.
Wireless systems installation is a global business and GlobeLink can undertake assignments anywhere in the world. Since October 1996, GlobeLink staff has worked in 32 states and 7 foreign countries. With an Alaskan heritage, GlobeLink is intimately familiar with staging and executing projects in harsh weather and remote locations.
Patrick Burke is the Founder and General Manager. Patrick began work in the industry as a U.S. Navy electronics technician over 30 years ago. He founded GlobeLink Telecom in 1986 after recognizing that there was a significant need for the microwave engineering services for which GlobeLink Telecom has become known.
Patrick's other experience includes Field Engineer positions with ITT and AT&T. His international experience includes Vietnam, China, and Korea. Patrick holds an Associate degree in Engineering from Alan Hancock College and has taught RF design classes to college engineering students. He can be reached through the Anchorage offic
Founder and Sole Proprietor of Tundra Communications (1986-2002) and GlobeLink Telecom (2002 to the present)
University of California, Allen Hancock College, Santa Maria
University of California, Cal State Fullerton
Lead Site Technician at remote Alaskan locations, 1970-1973 - ITT Federal Electric & RCA – Topo Scatter equipment maintenance
Crew Chief of RCA Alascom (1973-1984) – Installation, test and activation of satellite and microwave sites in the following major networks:
Alyeska Oil Pipeline Microwave System – Mountaintops, pump stations and remote repeaters
State Satellite System installing first time rural communications in remote villages (250 + VSAT stations) throughout Alaska
AIMS (Alaska Interstate Microwave System) Network connecting Anchorage to Seattle
Engineer-in-Charge of Bay Area Telephone (1985-1986) One-year contract as Test & Acceptance Manager and Test Engineer for a new telecommunications network in Northern California.
1991 Global Satellite Communications Symposium, Nanjing, China – White paper presenter “Rural Communications Networks”
Qualified in tower erection, antenna system install, turnkey satellite ground station install, turnkey microwave site install and engineering of any wireless network
Tower Climbing Instructor, Certified by Gravitec Systems of Washington State
Qualified Nokia and Ericsson cell switch Field Engineer
State of Alaska “Electrical Administrator” licensed in Inside Communications
State of Alaska “Electrical Administrator” license of Outside Communications
Field Project Manager
NABER Certified Technician (National Association of Business and Educational Radio)
NARTE Certified Technician First Class (National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers, Inc.)
FCC General Radiotelephone License with Ship Radar Endorsement
Qualified Contractor with FEMA, FAA, USCG, USAF, Bechtel, General Dynamics, Verizon Communications Hawaii, Verizon Wireless, Voicestream, AT&T Communications, AT&T Government Services, AT&T Wireless, Nextel, Alcatel USA Networks, Harris Communications, NEC America and Microwave Networks
Member of National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE)
Member of the Alaska Telephone Association (ATA)
Member of the Alaska Broadcaster’s Association (ABA)