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Surfin’: Hamming on the Cutting Edge


By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU
Contributing Editor

This week, Surfin’ visits the plans for the upcoming Digital Communications Conference (DCC).  

Next month, the folks on the cutting edge of ham radio hold their annual meet to show-and-tell what they are doing out there on that edge. The 29th annual ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC) occurs on September 24-26, 2010 neear Portland, Oregon, so it is not too early to make your plans to attend the big event.

To see what is on tap for this year’s installment of the DCC, please visit the ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference Web page that lists the full itinerary of the DCC, including a list of the papers that will appear in the 2010 DCC proceedings. Many of those papers’ writers will be in attendance to present their papers in the person.

In addition to the technical paper presentations, there will be introductory sessions to reveal new technical topics to beginners and experts alike, a banquet with an appropriately technically-inclined after dinner speaker and the ever-popular Sunday seminar, which this year features Rick Muething, KN6KB, who will present a morning long workshop titled “DSP Tools, Techniques, and Tricks.”

Besides what is happening at the DCC, the DCC Web page also tells you how you can be a part of that happening with DCC registration and host hotel information. So register and make your reservations now; I hope to see you at the DCC next month.

By the way, let me be upfront about this week’s installment of Surfin’: I have been a member of TAPR for 25 years. I have been editor of their newsletter, Packet Status Register (PSR), for eight years, its secretary and a member of its Board of Directors for seven years. So I have an interest in promoting the DCC, but I have also been a member of the ARRL, the co-sponsor of the DCC, for 45 years, so, as my editor Khrystyne Keane, K1SFA, is wont to say, ’nuff said.

Until next time, keep on surfin’!

Editor note: Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU, has no scars from the cutting edge of ham radio. To contact Stan, send him e-mail or add comments to his blog.



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