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free download via a link below the abstract (where available) It may
also be available on CD-ROM. A paper printed in the proceedings may not
have been presented at the conference. Also a presentation at DCC may
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35th ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference
September 16-18, 2016
Introduction To The PICAXE
Darrell Davis KT4WX
The purpose of this paper is to introduce the amateur radio operator to designing
microcontroller based projects with the PICAXE microcontroller. Being the PICAXE
microcontroller is programmed in BASIC programming language, the ease of learning to
use the device for the newcomer as well as the radio amateur who has programmed in
BASIC programming in times past, is much easier. This paper will explain what PICAXE
microcontrollers are and how to get started in using them in project designs.
Keywords: PIC, PICAXE, Microcontroller, BASIC, Programming.
Public service, APRS and the Internet of Things
John Ronan, EI7IG
Padraig Donovan, SWL
Barry P. Mulcahy EI3HLB
In this paper we outline a prototype system assembled to improve situational
awareness during a large public-safety event by integrating the use of
SigfoxTMdevices into a pre-existing Amateur Packet Reporting System (APRSTM) systems
and infrastructure. APRS mapping is well established at this event already. Here we
explain how ultra-low-power embedded systems based on Sigfox devices were integrated
into the pre-existing infrastructure.
Keywords: Packet radio networks; APRS, Internet of Things, ultra-low-power
AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY DATA NETWORK
Andre Hansen, K6AH
This paper builds on an AREDN paper submitted by the author and published in the
proceedings of the ARRL and TAPR 34th Digital Communications Conference 2015(1).
Where that paper introduced the technology and the work of the AREDN Project software
development team, this paper picks up where that leaves off and describes techniques
for deploying AREDN in support of AUXCOM. Breaking the network down into layers:
strategic fixed locations, tactical deployments, and disasterspecific
end-points; the author lays out straightforward implementation techniques which
ensure multimegabit connectivity between deployed teams and their central command and
control. Over the past 2 years, the AREDN Project has changed the complexion of
High-Speed Multimedia (HSMM) from an experimental, hobby-oriented, novelty into a
viable network technology suitable for restoring data network connectivity .when all
Keywords: AREDN, AUXCOM, EMCOMM, mesh, BBHN
Using Digital Communications and Microwaves in Amateur Radio and in
the Amateur Satellite Service
Michelle Thompson W5NYV
Dr Robert McGwier N4HY
One of the biggest revolutions in technology has been the transition from information
being represented in analog form to information being represented in digital form.
This transition has profoundly affected communications and media of all types.
Photography, music and video recording, documents, telephony, and computation have
been fundamentally recast in formats that are compressible, storable, filterable,
easily copied, and easily shared.
DV4Server: A stable, economical and scalable interconnection of different digital
Uli Altvater, AG0X
Torsten Schulze, DG1HT
This white paper analyzes different implementations of interconnecting digital voice
networks. Advantages and risks are described and a new architecture is proposed.
This approach has advantages regarding stability, cost and scalability and allows
direct calls between different modes and network architectures.
IPv6 in Amateur Radio
Bryan Fields, W9CR
A historical overview of legacy Internet protocols and their limitations will be
presented here. IPv6 is the internationally recognized standard replacing these
protocols. A short introduction to IPv6 and a case for its support in the amateur
radio community is lacking. Finally an overview of the coming IPv6 deployment in
HamWAN Tampa Bay is presented as a study of deployment for use by radio
amateurs. Some background in IPv4 and Internet protocols is assumed.
Build your own IF SDR Introduction of MDSR V3.1 and the Scanning RF-Seismograph V1.4
Alex Schwarz VE7DXW
Guy Roels ON6MU
Today's analog receivers have excellent dynamic range. Even lower-end analog radios
will have a dynamic range of 80dB or more at a very affordable price. Transceivers
built before 2000 are very nice to operate; they are great workhorses and get the job
A lot of Hams love their old rigs and would keep them if were it not for all the new
modes or the .bells and whistles. which the new ones offer.
THE P25 NETWORK EXCHANGE . LINKING AMATEUR P25 DIGITAL REPEATERS WORLDWIDE
David Krauss, NX4Y
Digital voice modes have become widespread on the amateur radio VHF and
UHF bands. Many different formats are in use, but the one used in most
public safety applications, P25, seemed to languish for lack of an
inexpensive linking system. The P25 Network Exchange (P25NX) was
designed to bring this mode into the fold and unite pioneering amateurs
across the world.
PiGate Emergency E-Mail Server
Mark Griffith, KD0QYN
Imagine an emergency communications system that is very small,
self-contained, easily deployed, requires minimal power, and can be
managed by anyone with the skills to connect to a web site. Disaster
victims can then use their own tablet computer, smartphone, or other
device to connect to this device and send e-mail to their family and
friends, or any other e-mail address in the world, or even send a text
message to their brother.s phone.
Presenters Without Papers
D5 Integrating High Definition Digital Amateur Television Into Your Ham Station
Mel Whitten, K0PFX
IoT Anything from Anywhere With the Internet of Things
Scotty Cowling, WA2DFI
Multi Protocol Digital Networks
Uli, AG0X and Torsten, DG1HT
RF in Motorway Tunnels
Darryl Smith, VK2TDS
The TAPR TICC Counter Measuriing Trillionths of a Second with an Arduino
John Ackerman, N8UR
WSPR and the Raspberry Pi
Scotty Cowling, WA2DFI
Video of the presentations at the 35th DCC will be available:
Check for availability at: HamRadioNow.tv.