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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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Andrew Bartlett, Fri 9th, plane arrives 6:30PM
  
* Paul Warren - Open amateur transceivers
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Brett James, Sat 10th, Plane arrives 17:10
* 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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* Q&A Panel
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== Open Radio Wiki ==
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Jonathan Woithe, Sat 10th, 20:00-2100 (plane arrives 18:55)
Check the [http://openradio.net.au/index.php/Main_Page Open Radio wiki] for more info
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== OpenRadio Miniconf registrations ==
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Russell Steicke, Sun 11th, ~10:00 (flight arrives 08:00)
  
Good morning all,
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Himangi Saraogi, Sun 11th, ~16:00 (plane arrives 14:50)
  
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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David Bell (@dtbell91), Matt Cengia (@mattcen), and Mike Abrahall (@mijofa), Sun 11th, ~19:00 (plane arrives 17:30)
  
As part of the registration you are booking a seat and a kit for the OpenRadio miniconf.
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Douglas Bagnall, Sun 11th, ~21:30 (plane arrives 20:30)
  
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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John Dalton, Sun 11th, ~midnight (arriving 22:05 on QF147)
  
The whole day will be devoted to building the understanding the kit.
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Alastair D'Silva ([https://twitter.com/evildeece @evildeece] [mailto:alastair@d-silva.org Alastair D'Silva]) Mon 12th, 01:00 (plane arrives 23:35 JQ205 (SYD to AKL))
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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Gagan J Sharma, Sun 11th, (arriving 2.25 pm on NZ722) [ mailto: gaganjyoti@gmail.com]
  
Because of the time lines, we will be ordering kits in advance and will deliver them directly at the miniconf.
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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. '''
  
To register please head to Davids site;
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'''After hours phone: 027 707 9813'''
  http://www.rowetel.com/blog/?page_id=3780#cart
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For further information please email me at;
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(your name, date & time of arrival; try to sort by arrival time)
  vk5fj@wia.org.au
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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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* Michael Ellery, Sat 10th, ~22:30 (plane arrives 20:50)
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* [[user:Cindy Pallares Quezada|Cindy Pallares]], Sun 11th, ~8:00 (plane arrives 6:00)
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* [[user:Daniel Bryan|Daniel Bryan]], Sun 11th, ~15:30 (plane arrives 14:00)
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* [[User:Andrew Buckeridge|Andrew Buckeridge]], Sun 11th, ~10:00 (plane arrives 08:00, then customs + travel)
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* Hamish Coleman, Sun 11th, ~14:55 (plane arrives 12:55)
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* Ewen McNeill, Sun 11th, ~15:45 (plane arrives 14:15)
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* George Karan, Sun 11th, ~16:15 (plne arrives 14:45)
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* [mailto:mike.carden@gmail.com Mike Carden], Sun 11th, ~16:30, (plane arrives 14:55)
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* [mailto:seven@me.com Sam Desmond], Sun 11th, ~16:30, (plane arrives 14:55)
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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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* [mailto:jason.white@kordia.co.nz Jase White], Sun 11th, ~20:00, (plane arrives 19:00)
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* [mailto:tony.halligan@kordia.co.nz Tony Halligan], 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:red@austin.ibm.com Antony (Red) Steel], Sun 11th ~23:30 (plane lands at 22:05)
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* [mailto:tony.artemenko@gmail.com Anton Artemenko], Sun 11th, ~23:45 (plane arrives 22:45)
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* Darryl Bond, Sun 11th, ~23:45 (plane arrives 22:45)
  
== OpenRadio Miniconf Call for Presentations at LCA2015 ==
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== Clothes Washing ==
=== Submission Dates ===
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Sunday 14th December 2014: Deadline for submissions
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University Hall: Yes
Sunday 21st December 2014: Announcements of selected proposals
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Monday 12th January 2015: Open Radio Miniconf
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=== 'No pressure' policy ===
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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).
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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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
  
=== Commitment to Diversity ===
 
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.
 
  
=== Suggested Presentation Topics ===
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Carlaw Park: Communal coin operated laundries are available in room 833.
  
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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Non-campus laundromat: http://www.bubbleslaundromat.co.nz/
  
Some ideas include:
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137 Hobson Street
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Auckland Central
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Open 6am to Midnight.
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Self-service laundromat.
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Large washing machine load - $6
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Commercial extra large washing machine load - $10
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Commercial dryers $2 per 10mins.
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Normal household load, Wash & Dry - $10 to $12 total.
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Note changer onsite to change notes into $2 coins for use in all machines.
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Soap powder dispenser available.
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Parking out front.
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Open 6am to Midnight every day of the year!
  
* Hardware for SDR
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==Amenities==
* Software for SDR
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* Protocols over the air
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* Digital voice
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* Understanding 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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This section is for information about what is available and what to bring.  
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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=== Uni Halls ===
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 ===
 
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
 
  
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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=== Carlaw Park ===
  
=== Presenter Responsibilities ===
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'''This is from personal experience taken from a discussion on [http://lists.lca2015.linux.org.au/pipermail/chat/2015-January/000416.html the mailing list]'''
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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Having already arrived at Carlaw Park, here is a brief run down of what we've got. We're in a 3 bedroom apartment. There is University Wifi AP which supported eduroam in the living area.
  
Please submit your proposal(s) by email Kim VK5FJ at vk5fj@wia.org.au
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Our kitchen has:
We encourage you to submit multiple proposals if you have multiple ideas.
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* 4x Bowls, plates and cutlery
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* 1x Fry Pan, 2x Saucepans
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* Kitchen Towel and dishcloth
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* Stove and Oven
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* Fridge/Freezer
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* Microwave
  
72,
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Living/dining area:
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* TV
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* Lounges for up to 6 people.
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* coffee table
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* dining table for 4 (round and small)
  
Kim VK5FJ
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In each bedroom there was:
Open Radio Miniconf Net Operator
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* Towel and face cloth
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* shampoo and soap
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* Full Bedding (2x sheets, Blanket with cover and 1 pillow)
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* Wardrobe (no hangers)
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* Desk with chair and light (on the wall above the desk)
  
== Attendees ==
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We immediately bought:
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* dish washing liquid
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* hand towel for the bathroom
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* hand soap
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* water bottle for cold water in the fridge
  
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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The supermarket is about 10 minutes walk away. Hope that's helpful.
 
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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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* [[User:Nick Bannon|Nick Bannon]]
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* Mark Foster ZL1VMF is on the LCA2015 Org team and will try to come by and say hello as time permits :-)
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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

Andrew Bartlett, Fri 9th, plane arrives 6:30PM

Brett James, Sat 10th, Plane arrives 17:10

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

Russell Steicke, Sun 11th, ~10:00 (flight arrives 08:00)

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

David Bell (@dtbell91), Matt Cengia (@mattcen), and Mike Abrahall (@mijofa), Sun 11th, ~19:00 (plane arrives 17:30)

Douglas Bagnall, Sun 11th, ~21:30 (plane arrives 20:30)

John Dalton, Sun 11th, ~midnight (arriving 22:05 on QF147)

Alastair D'Silva (@evildeece Alastair D'Silva) Mon 12th, 01:00 (plane arrives 23:35 JQ205 (SYD to AKL))

Gagan J Sharma, Sun 11th, (arriving 2.25 pm on NZ722) [ mailto: gaganjyoti@gmail.com]

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; try to sort by arrival time)

  • Clinton Roy, Fri 9th, ~midnight (plane arrives 22:45)
  • Eyal Lebedinsky, Sat 10th, ~20:30 (plane arrives 18:55)
  • Michael Ellery, Sat 10th, ~22:30 (plane arrives 20:50)
  • Cindy Pallares, Sun 11th, ~8:00 (plane arrives 6:00)
  • Daniel Bryan, Sun 11th, ~15:30 (plane arrives 14:00)
  • Andrew Buckeridge, Sun 11th, ~10:00 (plane arrives 08:00, then customs + travel)
  • Hamish Coleman, Sun 11th, ~14:55 (plane arrives 12:55)
  • Ewen McNeill, Sun 11th, ~15:45 (plane arrives 14:15)
  • George Karan, Sun 11th, ~16:15 (plne arrives 14:45)
  • Mike Carden, Sun 11th, ~16:30, (plane arrives 14:55)
  • Sam Desmond, Sun 11th, ~16:30, (plane arrives 14:55)
  • 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)
  • Jase White, Sun 11th, ~20:00, (plane arrives 19:00)
  • Tony Halligan, 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.
  • Antony (Red) Steel, Sun 11th ~23:30 (plane lands at 22:05)
  • Anton Artemenko, Sun 11th, ~23:45 (plane arrives 22:45)
  • Darryl Bond, Sun 11th, ~23:45 (plane arrives 22:45)

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!

Amenities

This section is for information about what is available and what to bring.

Uni Halls

Carlaw Park

This is from personal experience taken from a discussion on the mailing list

Having already arrived at Carlaw Park, here is a brief run down of what we've got. We're in a 3 bedroom apartment. There is University Wifi AP which supported eduroam in the living area.

Our kitchen has:

  • 4x Bowls, plates and cutlery
  • 1x Fry Pan, 2x Saucepans
  • Kitchen Towel and dishcloth
  • Stove and Oven
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Microwave

Living/dining area:

  • TV
  • Lounges for up to 6 people.
  • coffee table
  • dining table for 4 (round and small)

In each bedroom there was:

  • Towel and face cloth
  • shampoo and soap
  • Full Bedding (2x sheets, Blanket with cover and 1 pillow)
  • Wardrobe (no hangers)
  • Desk with chair and light (on the wall above the desk)

We immediately bought:

  • dish washing liquid
  • hand towel for the bathroom
  • hand soap
  • water bottle for cold water in the fridge

The supermarket is about 10 minutes walk away. Hope that's helpful.