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2015 Nov 19 11:11

Upcoming Meetings

Unless otherwise noted, our meetings are held on the first Tuesday and third Monday of each month, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

Next Meeting:

  • [geek:0] Tuesday, December 1, 2015
    - "Social gathering"
    Location: Crepeville

    Our last monthly social gathering of the year. Join other LUGOD members over dinner at Crepeville restaurant in downtown Davis for an informal social gathering. Free WiFi is available.

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Future Meetings:

  • [geek:2] Mon, December 21, 2015
    Brian Lavender, Tony Cratz, Eric Engelhard, and Tim Thatcher - "Amateur Radio (ham radio) with Linux - Roundtable"
    Location: Davis Public Library, Blanchard Room

    Amateur radio (also called ham radio) describes the use of radio frequency spectra for purposes of non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, private recreation and emergency communication. The term "amateur" is used to specify "a duly authorised person interested in radioelectric practice with a purely personal aim and without pecuniary interest;" (either direct monetary or other similar reward) and to differentiate it from commercial broadcasting, public safety (such as police and fire), or professional two-way radio services (such as maritime, aviation, taxis, etc.). (Source: Wikipedia.)

    This roundtable presentation will cover various aspects of ham radio, including licensing, ham related groups (e.g., Mt. Vaca Radio Club - Yolo Amateur Radio Society) and activities, and of course, how to use Linux with radio gear. Numerous open source tools and applications, as well as dedicated Linux distros, exist for such purposes as logging, browsing programming schedules, receiving and plotting Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) position packets, spectral analysis, repeater control, satellite tracking, and of course controlling a ham radio. There are even apps for practicing and preparing for a license exam.

    It will also touch on other Linux-based software-defined-radio hardware and software solutions, atmospheric radio propagation, and solar/geomagnetic weather, and will include a introduction to fldigi, wsjt-x and what it does and the JT modes it supports, and predict/gpredict orbital tracking software and a little about working satellites.

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