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== Miniconfs at lca2015 ==
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This will be the second Open Radio Miniconf, this time part build-a-thon, part lightning talks.
  
=== Miniconfs scheduled for Monday 12 January 2015 ===
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There are three specific aims for this coming LCA, the three layers;
* Clouds, Containers, and Orchestration Miniconf. ( [http://dissociatedpress.net/miniconf/#call-for-presentations CfP] open until 25 November 2014.)
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* Debian Miniconf
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* Kernel Miniconf Miniconf
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* [http://www.annodex.org/events/lca2015_mmm/ Multimedia and Music Miniconf] ([http://www.annodex.org/events/lca2015_mmm/index.php/Main/CallForPapers Call for Papers] now open)
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* [[Open Radio Miniconf]] - [http://vk5fj.net/?p=558 CfP] open until 14 December 2014.
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* Open Source for Humanitarian Tech Miniconf
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* Writing Openly; Open Source Documentation Miniconf
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=== Miniconfs scheduled for Tuesday 13 January 2015 ===
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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.
* [[Astronomy Miniconf]]. (CfP open until 23 November 2014.)  
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* Community Leadership Summit Miniconf
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2) Build an understanding of the software required to Rx and Tx
* Deploying OpenStack Miniconf
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* Developer, Testing, Release and Continuous Integration Automation Miniconf. ([http://goo.gl/forms/KZI1YDDw8nhttp://goo.gl/forms/KZI1YDDw8n CfP] open until 21 November 2014.)
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3) Encourage software developers to study existing over the air protocols and start to design new ones.
* [http://www.openhardwareconf.org/index.php/Main_Page Open Hardware Miniconf]
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* [http://sysadmin.miniconf.org Sysadmin Miniconf] ([http://sysadmin.miniconf.org/cfp15.html Call for Presentations] -- open until end of November 2014)
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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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In the mean time the [http://vk5fj.net/?p=558 '''CfP is open''']. It closes on '''14th December 2014'''.
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73 Kim VK5FJ
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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

Revision as of 15:41, 3 November 2014

This will be the second Open Radio Miniconf, this time part build-a-thon, part lightning talks.

There are three specific aims for this coming LCA, the three layers;

1) Build an understanding of radio and build an SDR transceiver to cover an ISM band and the HAM HF bands.

2) Build an understanding of the software required to Rx and Tx

3) Encourage software developers to study existing over the air protocols and start to design new ones.

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.

Mark VK5QI has decided that his experience with the Tayloe mixer with I&Q as used in the SoftRocks is firm ground on which to build. He has been inspired by some new SSB project by NT7S, using a newly available DDS, the multiple output SI5351. Completing the picture, the controller is the well known Arduino, designed by Massimo Banzi (check the recent soldersmoke podcast #165).

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 FLDIGI or building the GNU Radiostack.

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.

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.


In the mean time the CfP is open. It closes on 14th December 2014.

73 Kim VK5FJ


Attendees

Please add a page for yourself and link it here so we can get an idea of numbers and notify you of updates.

  • Name - Callsign, if you have one
  • Kim Hawtin, VK5FJ