January 20, 2018


Annual Bay-Net Radio Conference



January 20, 2018


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


A Buncha Tickets


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


HamRadio 360 Build Projects

On the HamRadio 360 Workbench Podcast, we encourage people to build things. We have developed a set of projects that help people learn how to design, build, program and use their own ham radio gear. In this presentation I will highlight our latest projects including a remotely controlled coax relay, DC power gate and monitor, smart dummy load and other projects.

ARKnet - Building a Wireless Emergency Intranet

ARKnet is the first step toward building a Wireless Emergency Intranet for the City of Cupertino that will support our emergency responders with a high-speed data network. This multi-site network uses a 5.8GHz ISM backbone and includes off-grid solar sites throughout the city. This forum will provide an overview of the system including design considerations, initial deployment of the primary sector and client sites, and operational analysis of the system functionality.

Wrap up, show-'n-tell and mingle

We will wrap up the day and give everyone a chance to mingle, chat and check out the show-'n-tell items that people brought.

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Event FAQS / find your answers

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 $10 for two pieces plus processing fee. All sales go to fund the Radio Mala proect supporting the people of Nepal.





Icom, a sponsor of BayCon, will be there displaying their latest radios.

Other than Icom, there will be not be an exposition style gathering of commercial vendors normally seen at amateur radio conventions.





Event Location

440 N Wolfe Rd
Sunnyvale, CA 94085


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