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[Discuss-gnuradio] DCC this Week!


From: Steven Bible
Subject: [Discuss-gnuradio] DCC this Week!
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 08:00:27 -0700

The 24th Annual ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference
September 23-25, 2005
Santa Ana, California
http://www.tapr.org/dcc


Finally, at long last, the 24th Annual ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications
Conference is this week, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


Lunch Time!
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Lunches will be served Friday and Saturday noon time.  This way you do not
waste any time.  Once the last talk of the morning is done, lunch will be
waiting.  Then one hour later you are back listening to the next speaker.
The cost is $15.00 each meal.  You can sign up for lunch on the DCC web site
or pay at the conference.  THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF LUNCHES.  Sign up
early to be included.


Friday Night Social
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Join us at the Friday night social gathering.  Hors dÂ’oeuvres and sodas are
provided.


Schedule Posted
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An updated schedule has been posted to the DCC web site.  The schedule
includes all talks, speakers and introductory sessions.


Demonstrations Galore!
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There will be many projects on display in the demonstration room.  Bring
yours to show.
 - GNU Radio and the USRP
 - Flex-Radio and the SDR-1000
 - ICOM - D-Star
 - AOR's new digital radio modems, the ARD9000 and ARD9800
 - and much more...


Banquet
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Our Banquet speaker is Dan Cregg, KB6ENX, Chief Technology Officer -
Smarthome Inc.

Dan Cregg began his tenure at Smarthome as director of engineering and
product development in 1997 when Smarthome acquired SmartLinc, a company
Cregg co-founded.  In addition to co-founding SmartLinc, Cregg founded and
was president of HomeRun Automation, which was purchased by SmartLinc in
1997.  Cregg has also held engineering positions at McDonnell-Douglas, SVG
Thermco and Universal Electronics.  Cregg holds a bachelor's degree in
engineering from California State University, Long Beach and is a member of
the engineering schools executive advisory council.


Introductory Sessions
------------------------------
 - Overview of HF Digital Modes by Steve Ford, WB8IMY
 - Intro to APRS by Darryl Smith, VK2TDS
 - Intro to Eagle CAD by Dan Welch, W6DFW
 - Intro to WSJT Digital Meteor Scatter by Steve Ford, WB8IMY


Sunday Seminar - Turning Ideas into Products: TAPR Project Development
------------------------------
This year's Sunday Morning Seminar will focus on the practicalities of
turning your back-of-the-napkin design for either hardware or software into
a product that other hams can use.  It will address the mechanics of
converting a hardware design into a kit or finished product, such as
selecting parts, using CAD tools, selecting a PC board house, preparing
documentation, and preparing for support.  It will also address intellectual
property issues, and in particular explain how you can use Open Source
licenses in your software project.  Although the Seminar will focus on the
TAPR design philosophy and process, it will be valuable for anyone
contemplating a ham radio product or kit, or just wanting to learn how
today's tools make it easy to create printed circuit boards.


Conference Information and Registration
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Conference information and registration can be made online at
http://www.tapr.org/dcc/


73,

- The DCC Committee





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