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Frequently Asked Questions about the conference
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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;
  
=General Questions about the conference=
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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.
==Can I get a one day ticket?==
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No. Tickets are only sold for the entire five days of conference. We strongly encourage people to attend all days to not miss out of talks, social events and the "hallway track".
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==What are Miniconfs?==
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2) Build an understanding of the software required to Rx and Tx
The first 2 days of the conference (Monday and Tuesday) are devoted to Miniconfs. They are each devoted to a specific topic and run by organisers (rather than the main conference) for a whole day in one of the lecture theaters. Except for those that require special equipment you can attended and of them as part of your registration and switch between them during the days. Schedules and more details of each Miniconf is published on the website.
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==I'm not a programmer, should I attend?==
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3) Encourage software developers to study existing over the air protocols and start to design new ones.
Yes. The majority of the attendees are not fulltime programmers. Each session at the conference has 5-6 talks and these are arranged so that there should be something for everyone in each session. If you are unsure what to attend the talks that are predicted to be the most popular will be sceduled towards the left of the programme in the largest rooms.
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=The Venue=
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That might not sound like a lot, but we still have a big challenge to complete the second goal.
==What parking options are there at the Venue?==
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The third is obviously ongoing and we hope to be able to help
The building we are using at the University of Auckland (OGGB) has a 5 level 1000 park carpark in the basement. General [https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/the-university/how-university-works/campuses-locations-transport/campus-parking-options.html parking rates] apply.
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=Stuff at the conference=
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Mark VK5QI has decided that his experience with the Tayloe mixer[http://www.norcalqrp.org/files/Tayloe_mixer_x3a.pdf 1] with I&Q[4] as used in the SoftRocks is firm ground on which to build. He has been inspired by some new[http://nt7s.com/2014/06/a-prototype-for-a-si5351-based-ssb-rig/
== What do the Symbols on my Badge mean? ==
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2] 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 (can't find the guys name and call sign, was on a recent soldersmoke)
TODO: We should copy this page - http://www.lca2010.org.nz/wiki/BadgeDefinitions
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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 FLDIGI[5] or building the GNU Radio stack[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Radio 6][http://gnuradio.squarespace.com/
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7].
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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 announe here.
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In the meain time the [http://vk5fj.net/?p=558 CfP is open]
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73 Kim VK5FJ
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[1] http://www.norcalqrp.org/files/Tayloe_mixer_x3a.pdf
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[2] http://nt7s.com/2014/06/a-prototype-for-a-si5351-based-ssb-rig/
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[3] http://lca2015.linux.org.au/schedule/30116/view_talk?day=None
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[4] http://www.qsl.net/zl1wtt/I&Q.htm
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[5] http://w1hkj.com/Fldigi.html
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[6] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Radio
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[7] http://gnuradio.squarespace.com/

Revision as of 05:41, 26 October 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

Mark VK5QI has decided that his experience with the Tayloe mixer1 with I&Q[4] as used in the SoftRocks is firm ground on which to build. He has been inspired by some new[http://nt7s.com/2014/06/a-prototype-for-a-si5351-based-ssb-rig/

2] 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 (can't find the guys name and call sign, was on a recent soldersmoke)


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[5] or building the GNU Radio stack6[http://gnuradio.squarespace.com/

7].

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 announe here. In the meain time the CfP is open

73 Kim VK5FJ

[1] http://www.norcalqrp.org/files/Tayloe_mixer_x3a.pdf [2] http://nt7s.com/2014/06/a-prototype-for-a-si5351-based-ssb-rig/ [3] http://lca2015.linux.org.au/schedule/30116/view_talk?day=None [4] http://www.qsl.net/zl1wtt/I&Q.htm [5] http://w1hkj.com/Fldigi.html [6] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Radio [7] http://gnuradio.squarespace.com/