[amsat-bb] TAPR Digital Forum Schedule at Dayton Hamvention, Friday, 5/20

Mark Thompson wb9qzb_groups at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 11 04:11:03 UTC 2016

2016 Dayton Hamvention 
TAPR Digital Forum 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Forum Room #1

Forum Schedule

Moderator: Scotty Cowling, WA2DFI

9:15 to 9:25 am Introduction by Steve Bible, N7HPR, TAPR President

9:25 to 9:35 am "Write for QST/QEX" by Kai Siwiak KE4PT, QEX Editor

9:35 to 10:00 am "SatNOGS - A network of open source satellite ground stations". by Corey Shields KB9JHU
Abstract: Cubesat operators tend to have few ground stations of their own and rely on amateur operators to help collect telemetry. With cubesat deployments on the rise, more and more data is lost as there are not enough ground stations listening. The SatNOGS Project is a Network of Open Source Satellite Ground Stations, focusing on Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites. In this presentation, we introduce SatNOGS as a way to increase the amount of data collected from these satellites and returned to their operators. Learn what the SatNOGS project is, how it works, and what we have planned for the future of amateur radio satellite reception.

10:00 to 10:25 am "HamWAN High Speed IP Radio Network" by Bryan Fields, W9CR
Abstract: Presented will be an amateur radio high-speed IP backbone concept (HamWAN) with an emphases on building regional highly available networks. Utilizing the same techniques which enable the Internet, Amateur Radio networks may be built connecting projects to the Internet or other sites. Included will be an update on the regional HamWAN network deployments.

10:25 to 10:50 am "SDR Disrupt" by Chris Testa, KD2BMH
Abstract: Tools and techniques for software defined radio continue to evolve at a rapid pace, and we'll go over the landscape and advancements in SDR technologies this past year. Numerous technologies are driving the power-price-performance curve to a new level of efficiency. We'll take a look at John Stephensen, KD6OZH's mesh project (part of TAPR), which helps pave the way for next-generation wireless links. Latest developments in digital voice will also be discussed.

10:50 to 11:15 am "Spectrum Monitoring with Software Defined Radio" by Mike Ossmann, AD0NR
Abstract: Having developed HackRF One, the world's lowest cost wideband Software Defined Radio transceiver, the HackRF project continues to produce open source hardware designs for SDR. Find out about our designs in development now and our ideas for future boards that will enable the next generation of SDR enthusiasts.

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