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TAPR - Hamvention

The 2019 Dayton Hamvention, May 17-19, 2019


      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

TAPR Digital Forum

2018 Hamvention TAPR Forum Schedule

Friday, May 17, 2019

Moderator: Scotty Cowling, WA2DFI

Scotty has been involved in the openHPSDR project for the last 12 years, is a TAPR Director and current TAPR Vice President. Scotty is also active in the production of other SDR components. 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. Change ...

Time Talk Presenter
9:15-9:25 TAPR Activities Update

Steve will give a brief overview of current TAPR projects.

Steve Bible, N7HPR
9:25-9:30 Write for PSR!

Stana is looking for articles and authors for TAPR's Packet Status Register publication, and will explain how to submit your latest work.

Stana Horzepa, WA1LOU
Editor, Secretary
9:30-9:50 KiwiSDR

The KiwiSDR is a self-contained open SW and HW SDR system which offers a very user friendly UI to this high performance RF processing system. It includes a 66 Msps 14 bit ADC RF system coupled to a FPGA which can support 4 or 8 simultaneous and completely independent receive sessions, each with over 100 dB dynamic range. The internal GPS subsystem delivers 50 ppb frequency accuracy, and the Kiwi can be easily connected to an inexpensive external GPSDO for state of the art frequency accuracy and stability. A Python library supported by the Kiwi author allows remote applications to control the Kiwi and extract and process the demodulated streams. As an example of that, I will describe the WSPR decoding program running on a Raspberry Pi at KPH which simultaneously decodes all 14 LF/MF/HF bands from 3 Kiwis during every 2 minute WSPR cycle. Live demos of the system will be available during the meeting.

Rob Robinett is CEO and Founder of Mystic Video, a Silicon Valley developer of professional TV broadcasting products. Previously I founded two other video compression equipment companies: Modulus Video, acquired by Motorola in 2007 and Skystream Networks acquired by Tandberg in 2004. After a 40 year hiatus I resumed my interest in amateur radio in 2017 with a particular interest in optimizing RF receiving systems. Last year I deployed SDR and WSPR receive systems at the historic KPH receive site at Point Reyes National Seashore (http:kphsdr.com:8073) and a second set of SDRs and WSPR receivers at a rural Maui location (http:kiwisdr.robinett.us:8073).

Rob Robinett, AI6VN
9:50-10:10 DRAWS: The Digital Radio Amateur Workstation.

Based on the Raspberry Pi with a Dual Radio Interface and Power Supply, DRAWS provides a complete HW and SW Solution for operating Digital Modes from HF thru VHF/UHF. DRAWS can operate Stand-A-Lone as well as a dedicated server or Remote Base.

Bio: Bryan Hoyer, K7UDR, is an Engineer, Entrepreneur and Inventor with over 25 years experience in Silicon Valley. Licensed in 2000, Bryan moved to the San Juan Islands WA, where he founded NW Digital Radio after becoming involved with local Hams and seeing a need to modernize Digital Radio.

Bryan Hoyer, K7UDR
10:10-10:30 Phase 4 Ground Adaptive Coding and Modulation

An accessible technical talk about how modern satellite communication links sense, react, and adapt to the radio environment. You will leave this talk with both the theory and understanding of an advanced wireless technique that you can then experiment with at home. Adaptive Coding and Modulation is used in Phase 4 Ground radios.

Michelle Thompson W5NYV, MSEE in Information Theory, Senior Member IEEE, founder and CFO of Open Research Institute, director of Fashion Freedom Initiative, executive at Traceroad Incorporated, 25 year veteran of DEFCON, 13 years at Burning Man, life member of AMSAT, ARRL, and 10-10, microwave experimenter, mom to three great kids, partner, and Girl Scout volunteer.

Michelle Thompson, W5NYV


Joint TAPR/AMSAT Banquet Friday evening at Dayton.

The annual joint AMSAT/TAPR Banquet will be held on Friday, May 17 at the Kohler Presidential Banquet Center, 4572 Presidential Way, Kettering, OH 45429 (just south of Dayton). Doors open at 6:30 PM for a cash bar with the buffet dinner served at 7:00 PM.

Dr. P. J. Erickson, W1PJE of MIT Haystack Observatory will talk about: "New Frontiers in Human Understanding of Geospace: Radio Explorations of Near-Earth Space from Top to Bottom Through Joint Amateur - Scientist Partnerships"

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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