[amsat-bb] ARRL/TAPR DCC (Digital Communications Conference) Forum Schedule Announced

Mark Thompson wb9qzb_groups at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 9 19:15:08 PDT 2009

ARRL/TAPR DCC (Digital Communications Conference) Forum Schedule Announced
TAPR is the premiere national digital organization covering all digital voice & data technologies and digital techniques such as SDR. More information about TAPR can be found at: www.tapr.org
TAPR is active throughout the year. At the Dayton Hamvention TAPR sponsors a digital forum and a joint banquet with AMSAT. TAPR publishes a quarterly journal, the PSR and develops digital techniques such as SDR. TAPR holds in conjuntion with the ARRL an annual national Digital Communication Conference. You can follow TAPR's activities, events & updates regularly 
on Twitter at: www.twitter.org/taprdigital
The ARRL/TAPR DCC (Digital Communications Conference) will be held on September 25 - 27, 2009 again in the northwest suburbs of Chicago at the Elk Grove Village Holiday Inn near O'Hare airport with a free hotel shuttle bus. 
The DCC has something for everyone from those new to digital modes to those experienced with digital communications. 
The DCC has 2 full days of Technical forums on Friday & Saturday. On Saturday there is an additional  
concurrent track of Introductory forums. On Sunday morning there is a 1/2 day technical session which is a deep dive into 
one or more digital topics, such as SDR. 
The DCC is well known for introducing new technologies & concepts. This year presentations include: 
	* Two Ham DTV, Digital Television presentations by Art, WA8RMC & Ken, W6HHC. 
	* "Use of Digital Communications at the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C."  by Tom, N4ZPT.  
	* "Universal Ham Radio Text Messaging" by Bob Bruninga, WB4APR, creator of APRS. 
After the Friday night social we plan to have another D-STAR get together. 
The Saturday night banquet speaker will be Bill Brown, WB8ELK. Bill is a pioneer in flying BalloonSats, 
balloons with payloads including amateur radio digital communication technologies. 
You can learn more about the DCC & register on-line at: www.tapr.org/dcc
Registration is preferred prior to September 17th for planning purposes, but walk-in registrations will be accepted. 
If you can't attend the DCC the Proceedings can be purchased at the TAPR web site at: www.tapr.org/pub_dcc.html 
Starting last year, 2008 and continuing this year DCC presentations are being recorded by 
Amateur Radio Video News. DVDs of the prresentations are available at: http://www.arvideonews.com 
If you have any questions you can reach the TAPR Office at: taproffice at tapr.org  
Look foward to seeing many of you at the DCC. 
73, Mark, WB9QZB
DCC Local Co-Host
Chicago, IL 
The 2009 DCC forum & speaker schedule is attached & is available online at the TAPR web site at: 


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