February 9, 2019

BayCon

Annual Bay-Net Radio Conference

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Date

February 9, 2019

Location

Plug and Play, 440 N. Wolfe Rd., Sunnyvale, CA

Remaining

A Buncha Tickets

Speakers

10+ Presentations

About BayCon / What's this all about?

BAYCON is the annual get together for the Bay-Net Amateur Radio Club in Silicon Valley. This event is an opportunity to meet each other in person and share our knowledge and love of ham radio and related topics. This year we have a fantastic lineup of great speakers talking about many topics from software defined radio, to microwave contesting, Raspberry Pi's, APRS, digital voice repeaters, and even an intro to setting up your own ham radio blog... and more. This event is open to all radio amateurs and anyone interested in these radio topics. Admission is free but space is limited so please order your free tickets on line. You can also pre-purchse pizza lunch on the web site. We hope to see you there !

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Bay-Net Donation

Bay-Net is a 501(C)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.

Over the years, the Bay-Net system has grown to include 6 repeaters covering the San Francisco bay area. It is an expensive undertaking. To ensure continued service to the amateur community and organizations such as the American Red Cross, FEMA, and other groups, we have incorporated Bay-Net as a legal nonprofit organization. We are now taking donations through PayPal and credit cards. Just click the donate button. Everything helps. Thank you for your support!

Conference Schedule

Welcome and BayNet System Update

The BayNet system now features 4 conventional FM repeaters and 3 digital repeaters (DMR, D-STAR, Fusion) at two radio sites. This presentation will provide the latest update on the radio system and club activities for 2019.

Introduction to DMR (Digital Mobile Radio)

Reilly will give you an introduction to the popular DMR digital voice mode. Topics will include terminology, configuring your radio, using repeaters and hot spots, and an overview of the digital radio network.

Successful SOTA Strategies

Introduction to Summits On The Air and strategies for successful activating and chasing.

Lunch

Pizza lunch will be available for pre-purchase. The price is $12 for two pieces plus processing fee.

Maritime Radio Historical Society Radio Station KPH

The Maritime Radio Historical Society (MRHS) has restored ex-RCA coast station KPH to operational status. It's on the air every Saturday using the original KPH transmitters, receivers and antennas. The station consists of the 1914 Marconi/RCA transmit site in Bolinas and the 1930 RCA receive site at Point Reyes. Transmitting frequencies range from 426kc to 22Mc at 5kW.

APRS turns 35! What's next?

The Automated Packet Reporting System (APRS) has seen a lot of use since its advent in 1984, and is the most popular digital mode on VHF today, providing real-time telemetry, position reporting, and messaging. A lot has changed since 1984, however --- there's an internet backbone for your traffic, satellites when you're not within range of your local digipeater, and the possibility of working APRS using just a soundcard and PC, or with a stand-alone radio or your smartphone. In this talk, I'll show you how to get started if you're not already on the air with APRS, and maybe show you a thing or two you didn't already know if you are!"

Introduction to Cisco Tactical Ops

In this presentation Dustin will introduce the capabilities of Cisco Tactical Operations team and equipment used for emergency communications.

QRP Now!

This presentation will be a broad overview of kits, commercial gear, WSPR-Pi, Sota, Portable operation, Contesting, and the history of Qrp in the bay area.

Software-defined Radio: What else can I hear?

You've got your SDR peripheral handy, be it a $20 TV tuner dongle, a HackRF, or something more exotic. You've poked around in SDR# or gqrx and looked at many a waterfall and listened to various voice modulations. What else is out there? Let's dive into the world of digital signals that are all around us and start picking bits of interesting data out of the aether.

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Plug and Play Tech Center
440 N Wolfe Rd, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

 

 

 

 

Yes, there will be free parking.

 

 

 

 

Pizza lunch will be available for pre-purchase. The price is $12 for two pieces plus processing fee.

 

 

 

 

No, just a non-commercial gathering of hams exchanging ideas.

 

 

 

 

Event Location

440 N Wolfe Rd
Sunnyvale, CA 94085

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