TAPR/ARRL Digital Communications Conference to Offer Wide-Ranging Forum Schedule
A preliminary schedule has been posted for the 32nd annual TAPR/ARRL Digital Communications Conference in Seattle later this month. Among the forum topics: “Raspberry Pi Applications in Digital Communications: A Mobile Xastir-Based APRS Station,” “High Performance BPSK31: Ideas for a New Generation,” “Narrowband IP over Amateur Radio Networks (NIPARnets): Next-Generation Networking for Amateur Radio,” and “Noise Power Ratio (NPR) Testing of HF Receivers.”
This year’s banquet speaker will be Tom Van Baak, on the topic “Passion and Precision: Adventures of a Time Nut.” Van Baak is a retired operating systems software engineer with a serious amateur interest in precision timekeeping. Rob Frohne, KL7NA, will present the Sunday Seminar, “A Tutorial on Android Programming.” The DCC takes place at the Cedarbrook Lodge in Seattle, Friday through Sunday, September 20-22.
The early bird discount for advance registration has been extended to midnight Friday, September 13. The Cedarbrook Lodge is sold out for DCC Friday, but other hotels with rooms available are within walking distance. Attendees are invited to bring and show their demos in the DCC demo room, which will be open Friday and Saturday of the DCC. The TAPR Board of Directors will meet Thursday, September 19, 9 AM to 5 PM at The Cedarbrook Lodge (room TBA).
Full information about the DCC is on the TAPR web site.