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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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Bdale and Keith have arranged with the [http://www.nzrocketry.org.nz New Zealand Rocketry Association] for there to be a launch scheduled on Saturday the 17th, the day after LCA 2015.  NZRA is the local chapter of the [http://www.tripoli.org/ Tripoli Rocketry Association].  You can see the event listed on the [http://www.nzrocketry.org.nz/index.php?page=taupiri-launch-site NZRA Calendar].
  
There are three specific aims for this coming LCA, the three layers;
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Anyone who has a model rocket they'd like to fly, particularly any of the participants from the LCA Rocketry MiniConf held in Brisbane, is strongly encouraged to join us for the day!  Local club members have volunteered to help us arrange transportation to and from the site, a local vendor will be on hand with motors and other necessary supplies that can't be transported in personal luggage, etc.
  
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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If you're interested in particupating, please add your name here, and watch this space for updates as we get closer to the conference!
  
2) Build an understanding of the software required to Rx and Tx
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* Bdale Garbee
 
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* Keith Packard
3) Encourage software developers to study existing over the air protocols and start to design new ones.
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* Jonathan Oxer
 
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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
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* [[User:Peter Chubb|Peter Chubb]] VK2FPC (will be multiplexing with Kernel miniconf)
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[http://lca2015.linux.org.au/images/Talks/OpenRadio.jpeg]
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[file ../images/Talks/OpenRadio.jpeg]
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Revision as of 13:16, 10 December 2014

Bdale and Keith have arranged with the New Zealand Rocketry Association for there to be a launch scheduled on Saturday the 17th, the day after LCA 2015. NZRA is the local chapter of the Tripoli Rocketry Association. You can see the event listed on the NZRA Calendar.

Anyone who has a model rocket they'd like to fly, particularly any of the participants from the LCA Rocketry MiniConf held in Brisbane, is strongly encouraged to join us for the day! Local club members have volunteered to help us arrange transportation to and from the site, a local vendor will be on hand with motors and other necessary supplies that can't be transported in personal luggage, etc.

If you're interested in particupating, please add your name here, and watch this space for updates as we get closer to the conference!

  • Bdale Garbee
  • Keith Packard
  • Jonathan Oxer