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TAPR - Hamvention

The 2016 Dayton Hamvention, May 20-22, 2016


      7:00 PM - TAPR Board of Directors meeting at Hilton Gardens Inn in Miamisburg, OH.


      8:00 AM - Outside Exhibits Open
      9:00 AM - Inside Exhibits Open
      9:15 AM - TAPR Digital Forum
      6:00 PM - Exhibit Area Closes
      6:00 PM - TAPR/AMSAT Dinner


      8:00 AM - Exhibit Area Opens
      5:00 PM - Exhibit Area Closes


      8:00 AM - Exhibit Area Opens
      1:00 PM - Exhibit Area Closes

Dayton Hamvention general information is available at Hamvention site.

TAPR's Booth Space

    See us at Booths 451-454, in the same room with ARRL and AMSAT.
    The TAPR booth is located in the Ball Arena of the Hara Arena

TAPR Digital Forum

The TAPR Digital Forum will be from 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM on Friday, May 20th in Room 1.

2016 Hamvention TAPR Forum Schedule

Friday, May 20, 2016

Moderator: Scotty Cowling, WA2DFI

Bio: Scotty was first licensed in 1967 and has been continuously active since that time. He is active while mobile on HF CW and on APRS. Scotty is an advisor for Explorer Post 599, a BSA affiliated ham club for teens in the Phoenix area. He has been involved in the openHPSDR project for the last 9 years, and is a TAPR Director and past TAPR Vice President. Scotty is also active in the production of openHPSDR components and other SDR projects. He is a co-founder of iQuadLabs, LLC, a supplier of openHPSDR systems and other Software Defined Radio components. He currently works at Zephyr Engineering, Inc, a computer consulting company that specializes in FPGA design and SDR hardware.

Friday, May 20, 2016

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

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

9:35 to 10:00AM. "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.

Bio: Corey, KB9JHU was first licensed in 1995, and his interests in radio cover the entire spectrum. The digital space has always been a strong interest, from using APRS in support of public service activities to standing up the first D-Star repeater in Bloomington, Indiana. He currently works at Mozilla (the creators of Firefox) in IT systems.

10:00 to 10:25AM "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.

Bio: Bryan Fields, W9CR has been a licensed Amateur Radio operator for 20+ years.  He serves on the Technical Committee of AMPRnet, and as president of Florida Simulcast Group, Inc., a 501(c)3 amateur repeater club. He is a Sr. Consulting Engineer with Nokia, and has over a decade in the telecommunications industry.  At Nokia he is focused on wireless data performance in carrier networks and IP/MPLS networking.

10:25 to 10:50AM "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.

Bio: Chris Testa, KD2BMH got his degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland. His day job is building Cloud based services, and by night his passion is to design and build computer hardware. Chris lives in Los Angeles and likes to go backcountry camping.

10:50 to 11:15AM "HackRF Update" 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.

Bio: Michael Ossmann is a wireless security researcher who makes hardware for hackers.  Best known for the open source HackRF, Ubertooth, and Daisho projects, he founded Great Scott Gadgets in an effort to put exciting, new tools into the hands of innovative people.


Joint TAPR/AMSAT Banquet Friday evening at Dayton.

Dinner tickets must be purchased in advance at the AMSAT Store.

No tickets will be sold at either the AMSAT or TAPR booths.

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