I’ve been busy lately producing video of each talk at the ARRL/TAPR 2014 Digital Communications Conference, held in Austin TX this year in early September. There will be a total of about 24 of them when I’m done, and eight are online now, along with a few peripheral videos like operating mobile (HF, VHF, D-STAR) on the long drive home, and setting up a portable station at the beach (where I spent most of my time producing video instead of relaxing). So far you’ll get an update on stuff from FlexRadio (including new APIs for SmartSDR, the software that runs their new 6000 series); a rant from Bruce Perens K6BP on patents for the AMBE vocoder used by D-STAR and DMR; a couple talks on Digital Amateur Television (we don’t have to, but you’ll probably want to); a demonstration of bringing up three SDR receivers (where the problems are generally getting the Windows software and drivers to work); and updates on SDR products from Ettus Research and NWDigitalRadio.
Also on the way back, I was invited to stop by the North Carolina Mountain State Fair, where several clubs got together to stage a major ham radio demonstration tent. I’ll include that video here. For the rest, stop by HamRadioNow.tv and scroll down the list. I’ve added a link to a YouTube Playlist that has all the DCC videos I’ve done over the past several years.
Dig a little farther back for Episode 161, a supplement to my QST review of Yaesu’s FTM-400 and FT1DR System Fusion C4FM digital voice VHF/UHF radios.
73, Gary KN4AQ