A note to all who have registered for the 2018 MicroHAMS Digital Conference and cannot attend. MicroHAMS will refund your registration fee upon request. The deadline for refunds will be Saturday, March 17th 2018.
To request a refund, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name and email address used when registering.
Good News! We have speaker updates for the 2018 Digital Conference… follow this link
Registration has been opened: Register for MHDC 2018 (CURRENTLY SOLD OUT)
The 11th annual MicroHAMs Digital Conference is scheduled for March 24th, 2018. We are currently lining up speakers that will explore the latest technologies, both hardware and software in the realm of digital communications.
More information as the conference develops will be posted here as soon as its available.
All of the slides for the conference are now posted on the MHDC 2017 page. There is also a link to the live stream video, but it has many ‘problems’ due to technical difficulties.
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
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.
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
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.
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…
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)
||Ham Radio – Now What?
||MSDR Radio Software
||Casey Halverson/Morgan Redfield
||NW Digital Radio UDRX
||Homebrew VHF-UHF+ SDR
||Line of Sight MIMO