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Registration Information: http://linux.conf.au/register/accommodation
  
== Miniconf Program ==
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== Late night arrivals: ==
  
Here is the draft of the program for the miniconf. No doubt we will change the build sessions around a little bit.
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If you are arriving at your accommodation outside of their regular reception hours, please leave your details here so we can organise out-of-hours reception.
Also we hope to add a few more lightning talks closer to the day.
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=== 10:40-12:20 OpenRadio Introduction + Build session ===
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=== Uni Halls ===
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'''Reception hours: 8am - 8pm. '''
  
* Intro to OpenRadio
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'''After hours phone: 027 676 4862'''
* Grokking the building blocks
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* Intro to through hole and surface mount soldering
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* Receive block theory
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* Build!
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=== 13:20-15:00 Tx + Build session ===
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(your name, date & time of arrival)
  
* Regulations
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James (Ender) Brown, Fri 09/01, ~10:30PM
* Get your head around the software; fldigi & spectrograms
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* Transmitter blocks and Modulation schemes
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* Understanding what modes the OpenRadio can send
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* Build!
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=== 15:40-17:15 OpenRadio Lightning talks ===
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Jonathan Woithe, Sat 10th, 20:00-2100 (plane arrives 18:55)
  
* Paul Warren - Open amateur transceivers
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Himangi Saraogi, Sun 11th, ~16:00 (plane arrives 14:50)
* Don Wallace - Where do these radio frequencies come
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from and how do I get to use them?
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* Kim Hawtin - RF in and RF out, your first antennas
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== OpenRadio Miniconf registrations ==
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=== Carlaw Park ===
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'''Reception hours: 8:30-5pm and 6pm-7pm Monday to Friday, 11am-1pm Saturday and Sunday. '''
  
Good morning all,
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'''After hours phone: 027 707 9813'''
  
So now would be a good time to open up the registration for the OpenRadio MiniConf. This is also a good time as a reminder that the CfP for the miniconf will be closing on the 14th of December.
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(your name, date & time of arrival)
  
As part of the registration you are booking a seat and a kit for the OpenRadio miniconf.
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* Clinton Roy, Fri 9th, ~midnight (plane arrives 22:45)
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* Eyal Lebedinsky, Sat 10th, ~20:30 (plane arrives 18:55)
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* Hamish Coleman, Sun 11th, ~14:55 (plane arrives 12:55)
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* Ewen McNeill, Sun 11th, ~15:30 (plane arrives 14:15)
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* Mark Ellem, Sun 11th, ~16:30 (plane arrives 15:10)
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* Mark Jessop, Sun 11th, ~19:00 (plane arrives 17:15, then customs + travel)
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* Chris Edsall, Sun 11th, ~20:00 (plane arrives 19:00)
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* Peter Vesely, Sun 11th, ~20:30 (plane arrives 18:55), early checkout on Sat 17th ~8:00am
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* Paul Warren, Sun 11th, ~22:30, plane arrives 20:50.
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* [mailto:mike.carden@gmail.com Mike Carden], Sun 11th, ~16:30, (plane arrives 14:55)
  
Since this is our first build'a'thon at LCA we are setting a limit on seats to 30. We are aiming to dedicate enough time to each of the participants to complete the kit on the day.
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== Clothes Washing ==
  
The whole day will be devoted to building the understanding the kit.
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University Hall: Yes
As we have limited seats, please order only one kit.
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Extra kits will be made available after the conference.
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"A large coin operated laundry is located on the basement level, equipped with plenty of washers and dryers. (Washing powder is not supplied, but can be purchased via the laundry vending machine or at nearby convenience stores).
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University Hall Apartments also have laundry and lounge facilities."
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Source: Facilities section of http://www.accommodation.auckland.ac.nz/en/ac-visitors/ac-summer-2/ac-visiting-students.html#59385b0623e91baf6d145a6244e4ac5b
  
Because of the time lines, we will be ordering kits in advance and will deliver them directly at the miniconf.
 
  
To register please head to Davids site;
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Carlaw Park: Communal coin operated laundries are available in room 833.
  http://www.rowetel.com/blog/?page_id=3780#cart
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For further information please email me at;
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Non-campus laundromat: http://www.bubbleslaundromat.co.nz/
  vk5fj@wia.org.au
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137 Hobson Street
== OpenRadio Miniconf Call for Presentations at LCA2015 ==
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Auckland Central
=== Submission Dates ===
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Open 6am to Midnight.
 
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Self-service laundromat.
Sunday 14th December 2014: Deadline for submissions
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Large washing machine load - $6
Sunday 21st December 2014: Announcements of selected proposals
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Commercial extra large washing machine load - $10
Monday 12th January 2015: Open Radio Miniconf
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Commercial dryers $2 per 10mins.
 
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Normal household load, Wash & Dry - $10 to $12 total.
=== 'No pressure' policy ===
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Note changer onsite to change notes into $2 coins for use in all machines.
The Open Radio Miniconf is a low-pressure event, and we strongly encourage anyone who has an idea for an radio-related talk to submit a proposal even if you've never presented at a conference before. Please share this CfP with anyone you know who may otherwise not consider submitting a proposal.
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Soap powder dispenser available.
 
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Parking out front.  
=== Commitment to Diversity ===
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Open 6am to Midnight every day of the year!
We are especially keen to present a diverse range of experiences and voices, and actively encourage women and people from other groups that are frequently under-represented at tech events to submit a proposal. Please share this CfP with anyone you know who may fit with this objective.
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=== Suggested Presentation Topics ===
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Any topic which is related to both radio and open source technologies is considered on-topic for the Open Radio Miniconf.
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Some ideas include:
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* Hardware for SDR
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* Software for SDR
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* Protocols over the air
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* Digital voice
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* Understandning data modes
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* Encoding and Decoding data
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* Logging data or voice
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* Positioning
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* Radio direction finding
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* Here's a cool thing I did with my SDR
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* Take a look at my new modem for digital modes
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* Simple data links with cheap radio chips
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=== Presentation Format ===
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Presentations will be 'lightning talks' session with multiple 5-15 minute mini-presentations. Ideally we would like to see proposals for longer lightning talks, you can also just present on the day (this is a very low-pressure way to ease yourself into presenting, so please have a think in advance about what you'd like to present).
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=== Need some help? ===
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If you have an idea (or the beginning of an idea) for a presentation for the Open Radio Miniconf, we'd be very happy to talk it through with you to help you develop it further. Email Kim VK5FJ at vk5fj@wia.org.au or ping him at @vk5fj on Twitter to start the conversation.
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=== Code of Conduct ===
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Anyone presenting at the Open Miniconf is bound by the same Code of Conduct as presenters and conference attendees of the main conference. The full LCA2015 Code of Conduct is at http://linux.conf.au/cor/code_of_conduct
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To help ensure that presentations comply with the Code of Conduct, we require presenters to submit a copy of their presentation/slide deck for review by Monday 5th January, 2015 (one week prior to the start of LCA).
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=== Presenter Responsibilities ===
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Presenters at the Open Radio Miniconf must be registered attendees of the main LCA2015 conference. Presenters are responsible for their own conference registration, travel, and accommodation costs. The LCA2015 committee has made available a small number of miniconf-only passes that we will be using to enable Amateur Radio enthusiasts to present who would not otherwise be able to attend.
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=== How to Submit Proposals ===
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Please submit your proposal(s) by email Kim VK5FJ at vk5fj@wia.org.au
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We encourage you to submit multiple proposals if you have multiple ideas.
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72,
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Kim VK5FJ
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Open Radio Miniconf Net Operator
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== Attendees ==
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Please add a page for yourself and link it here so we can get an idea of numbers and notify you of updates.
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* Name - Callsign, if you have one
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* Kim Hawtin, VK5FJ
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* [[User:George Patterson|George Patterson]] VK3FADQ
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* [[User:Peter Chubb|Peter Chubb]] VK2FPC (will be multiplexing with Kernel miniconf)
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* [[User:Paul Warren|Paul Warren]] VK1ATP
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* [[User:Peter Howard|Peter Howard]]
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* Amitay Isaacs
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* Peter Lawler
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* [[User:Nathan Willis|Nate Willis]]
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* Andrew Mc (buildathon, then various)
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* [[User:Gabriel Noronha|Gabriel Noronha]]
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* [[User: Joshua Scott|Joshua Scott]]
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* [mailto:mike.carden@gmail.com Mike Carden] VK1MC
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* Josh Mesilane, VK3XJM
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* Bob Edwards
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* Simon Paterson
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* Michael Wheeler
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* Geordie Millar
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* Giovanni Moretti - ZL2GX
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* [[User: Jack Moffitt|Jack Moffitt]]
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* [[User: Jason Lewis|Jason Lewis]]
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== Aims ==
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This will be the second Open Radio Miniconf, this time part build-a-thon, part lightning talks.
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There are three specific aims for this coming LCA, the three layers;
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1) Build an understanding of radio and build an SDR transceiver to cover an ISM band and the HAM HF bands.
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2) Build an understanding of the software required to Rx and Tx
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3) Encourage software developers to study existing over the air protocols and start to design new ones.
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That might not sound like a lot, but we still have a big challenge to complete the second goal. The third is obviously ongoing and we hope to be able to help facilitate new works on the ISM and HAM bands.
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Mark VK5QI has decided that his experience with the [http://www.norcalqrp.org/files/Tayloe_mixer_x3a.pdf Tayloe mixer] with [http://www.qsl.net/zl1wtt/I&Q.htm  I&Q] as used in the SoftRocks is firm ground on which to build. He has been inspired by [http://nt7s.com/2014/06/a-prototype-for-a-si5351-based-ssb-rig/ some new SSB project by NT7S], using a newly available DDS, the multiple output [https://www.adafruit.com/search?q=SI5351&b=1 SI5351]. Completing the picture, the controller is the well known [http://arduino.cc/en/Main/arduinoBoardNano Arduino], designed by Massimo Banzi (check the recent [http://soldersmoke.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/soldersmoke-podcast-165-arduinos.html soldersmoke podcast #165]).
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So moving forward the second prototype is currently on the workbend at Marks QTH. The software stack, while complex can be simplified to using existing applications like [http://w1hkj.com/Fldigi.html FLDIGI] or building the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Radio GNU Radio][http://gnuradio.squarespace.com/ stack].
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Following on the the how in the now, we need to look forward. Thinking about the existing protocols, the current ways of encoding data on the wire and over the air, we are aiming to approach the design of new over the air protocols.
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We are currently working through the materials for the build-a-thon. Once we are happy with them we will update this page and put an announcement here.
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Registration Information: http://linux.conf.au/register/accommodation

Late night arrivals:

If you are arriving at your accommodation outside of their regular reception hours, please leave your details here so we can organise out-of-hours reception.

Uni Halls

Reception hours: 8am - 8pm.

After hours phone: 027 676 4862

(your name, date & time of arrival)

James (Ender) Brown, Fri 09/01, ~10:30PM

Jonathan Woithe, Sat 10th, 20:00-2100 (plane arrives 18:55)

Himangi Saraogi, Sun 11th, ~16:00 (plane arrives 14:50)

Carlaw Park

Reception hours: 8:30-5pm and 6pm-7pm Monday to Friday, 11am-1pm Saturday and Sunday.

After hours phone: 027 707 9813

(your name, date & time of arrival)

  • Clinton Roy, Fri 9th, ~midnight (plane arrives 22:45)
  • Eyal Lebedinsky, Sat 10th, ~20:30 (plane arrives 18:55)
  • Hamish Coleman, Sun 11th, ~14:55 (plane arrives 12:55)
  • Ewen McNeill, Sun 11th, ~15:30 (plane arrives 14:15)
  • Mark Ellem, Sun 11th, ~16:30 (plane arrives 15:10)
  • Mark Jessop, Sun 11th, ~19:00 (plane arrives 17:15, then customs + travel)
  • Chris Edsall, Sun 11th, ~20:00 (plane arrives 19:00)
  • Peter Vesely, Sun 11th, ~20:30 (plane arrives 18:55), early checkout on Sat 17th ~8:00am
  • Paul Warren, Sun 11th, ~22:30, plane arrives 20:50.
  • Mike Carden, Sun 11th, ~16:30, (plane arrives 14:55)

Clothes Washing

University Hall: Yes

"A large coin operated laundry is located on the basement level, equipped with plenty of washers and dryers. (Washing powder is not supplied, but can be purchased via the laundry vending machine or at nearby convenience stores). University Hall Apartments also have laundry and lounge facilities." Source: Facilities section of http://www.accommodation.auckland.ac.nz/en/ac-visitors/ac-summer-2/ac-visiting-students.html#59385b0623e91baf6d145a6244e4ac5b


Carlaw Park: Communal coin operated laundries are available in room 833.

Non-campus laundromat: http://www.bubbleslaundromat.co.nz/

137 Hobson Street Auckland Central Open 6am to Midnight. Self-service laundromat. Large washing machine load - $6 Commercial extra large washing machine load - $10 Commercial dryers $2 per 10mins. Normal household load, Wash & Dry - $10 to $12 total. Note changer onsite to change notes into $2 coins for use in all machines. Soap powder dispenser available. Parking out front. Open 6am to Midnight every day of the year!