Agenda for MHDC 2017 and Live Stream Info!

FINAL UPDATE: We are really sorry about the quality and all the problems with the live stream this year. Watch the MHDC 2017 page for links to any of the video we manage to salvage. de KU7M

UPDATE: 15:26PM Things seem to be working again, rebooting the BlackMagic box seem to have fixed it. de KU7M

UPDATE: 14:24PM Yes, we know the sound is broken. We will reboot the BlackMagic box at the break and hopefully that will fix things. de KU7M

UPDATE: 13:25PM Things are working again… de KU7M

UPDATE: 12:57PM Back from lunch, but the stream has locked up. Beginning to think someone doesn’t want this to happen. de KU7M

UPDATE: 11:50AM The live stream is now up, but of course we are eating lunch…. de KU7M

The event today will be live streamed via YouTube.

Here is the agenda for today’s event.

  • 8:45AM – Introduction and Kick off (N7SS)
  • 9:00AM – Russian SDR manufacturer, new products introduction (N3QQ)
  • 10:00AM – Latest DSTAR Developments (WB4QBX)
  • 11:00AM – A Unified DNS for Amateur Radio: AR-DNS.NET (K7VE)
  • 12:00PM – LUNCH!
  • 13:10PM – Hams Moving Data – RAMROD 2017 RFID Team Update (WR5J
  • 13:30PM – SDR Dongles – A flexible tool for exploring the RF environment (KB7WSD)
  • 14:30PM – BREAK
  • 14:45PM – RF Seismograph (VE7DXW)
  • 15:45PM – BREAK
  • 16:00PM – Digital Operations for Emergency Communications Volunteers (NS7C)
  • 17:00PM – Prize Drawing, Wrap up

 

MIcrohams Digital Conference 2017 Prizes

ARRL kindly sent us some gift certificates.  We have also purchased some great prizes.  We have one kit with an RTL-SDR USB dongle and coaxial cable jumper kit.  Another kit has a Raspberry Pi, MicroSD card and audio device.  If you aren’t familiar with these devices, after seeing the presentations, you’ll know exactly why you’ll have to get them.  Naturally, we’ll also have some Microsoft products available.

We’ll have a drawing at the end of the day and allow winners to choose their prize.  You must be present to win.

 

Microhams Digital Conference 2017 – Topics and Speakers

The Microhams Digital Conference 2017 is fast approaching (Sat March 18th) and we’re finalizing details.  The room and food are ready and we’re finalizing the speaker list.  Here’s who we have confirmed so far with a couple more to come.  (Registration for this year’s event has been closed.)

  • Alex Schwarz, VE7DXW
    RF Seismograph – Measuring propagation with your own transceiver
  • Grant Hopper, KB7WSD
    SDR Dongles – A flexible tool for exploring the RF environment
  • Bryan Hoyer, K7UDR
    How small powerful computers are changing the shack at the EOC
  • Scott Currie, NS7C
    Digital Operations for Emergency Communications Volunteers
  • Curt Black, WR5J
    Hams Moving Data – RAMROD 2017 RFID Team Update

MicroHAMS Digital Conference 2017!

Announcing the tenth annual MicroHAMS Digital Conference! This is our 10th year producing the conference and we will be bringing speakers on the cutting edge of digital communications both hardware and software. Lunch and snacks are included with the price of the conference and we’ll have free Internet access.

The next MicroHAMS Digital Conference will be held on Saturday March 18th, 2017 on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA.

 

MHDC 2016 write up on ARRL website

The MicroHAMS Digital Conference got a nice write up on the ARRL website. While Ward-N0AX is quoted in the post, I believe he was actually the author as well. Thanks Ward to the kind words and coming out to talk!

NOTE: I will be sending off the raw video feeds to the production editor next week. Hopefully we will start seeing the individual edited talks from Budd-WB7FHC soon…

73,

Kenny, KU7M

MicroHAMS Digital Conference Wrap-Up

The video from the live stream is now available on YouTube.(Link)  At some point in the future, each session will be edited down (with more camera angles, etc.) and links will be made available on the MicroHAMS web site.

In the mean time, the stream is available and the actual presentations can be downloaded from the MHDC 2016 page.  The agenda with the original presentation times and YouTube stream start times is below.

A video interview with Jeremy-NH6Z is also available now, Jeremy shows off the NWDigitalRadio products demo’d at the conference.(Link)

 

Time YouTube

Stream

Speaker Presentation
8:45 Scott N7SS Introductions
9:00 0:00 Ward Silver Ham Radio – Now What?
10:00 1:01 Alex Schwarz MSDR Radio Software
11:00 1:59 Casey Halverson/Morgan Redfield Hamshield Kickstarter
12:00 Lunch
1:15 2:58 Curt Black RAMROD Digital
1:30 3:13/3:17 Bryan Hoyer NW Digital Radio UDRX
2:30 Break
2:45 4:26 John Petrich Homebrew VHF-UHF+ SDR
3:45 Break
4:00 5:32 Phil Horkin Line of Sight MIMO

MicroHAMS Digital Conference – Update 5.1

Due to the space limitations and because we like trying new things, we are going to attempt to live stream the MHDC this weekend. Our original goal was to just stream Bryan-K7UDR’s talk on the NWDigitalRadio UDRx product, since there is so much interest on it. But in the process of preparing for that, we realized we might be able to stream most/all of the conference.

I have step up the stream on YouTube. Our goals is to stream Bryan’s talk that starts at 13:30 PDT. We will probably make our first attempt at streaming a talk in the morning as a trial run. I can’t promise we will be successful at any of it, since we have never done this before. Our history tells me we may take all morning debugging things before getting something to work. But maybe Murphy will stay home and it will just work.

When the stream goes live, I will also be in the chat room to take questions. Wish us luck!

73,
Kenny, KU7M

Live Stream: MHDC 2016 Live Stream

MicroHAMS Digital Conference – Update 4

We are now three days out from the conference and everything behind the scenes is dropping into place. As predicted, the conference sold out several weeks ago. If you were not able to reserve a spot, we hope you can attend next year. (There will be NO onsite registration this year due to space limitations)

We wanted to make sure people had a few more details about the conference, including the exact address of Building 37 on the Microsoft campus and start/end times. All of this information is available on the conference flyer, available here: MHDC 2016 Flyer. The agenda for the day is still being finalized, but I will get it posted here when it is available. (Hopefully in the next 24 hours)  The line up of speakers hasn’t changed, we are just adjusting the order to accommodate peoples schedules.

One additional note, we are planning on recording all the talks again this year and like last year, Budd Churchward, WB7FHC has agreed to edit and release them on his YouTube channel. We also plan on live streaming Bryan Hoyer-K7UDR’s talk on the UDRx. Check back here for the details in the next couple days.

73, Kenny, KU7M