ARRL and TAPR Virtual Online Digital Communications Conference (DCC)

ARRL and TAPR Virtual Online Digital Communications Conference

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2020

EDT UTC-4 PDT UTC-7 UTC PRESENTATION
9:00 6:00 13:00 Opening Remarks
9:15 6:15 13:15 HamSCI PSWS Overview/Status by Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF (University of Scranton)
9:30 6:30 13:30 HF Propagation Measurement Techniques and Analyses by Steve Cerwin, WA5FRF
10:00 7:00 14:00 Early Results of Festival of Frequency Measurement Experiment & June 21, 2020, Asian Eclipse by Kristina Collins, KD8OXT (Case Western Reserve University)
10:30 7:30 14:30 Break Time
11:00 8:00 15:00 Frequency Estimation Techniques by David Kazdan, AD8Y (Case Western Reserve University)
11:30 8:30 15:30 LC-PSWS Engineering Status by John Gibbons, N8OBJ (Case Western Reserve University)
12:00 NOON 9:00 16:00 PSWS Control Software and Database by Bill Engelke, AB4EJ (University of Alabama)
12:30 9:30 16:30 Break Time
13:00 10:00 17:00 Evaluation of uBlox GPS Receivers Performance by John Ackermann, N8UR (TAPR)
13:30 10:30 17:30 TangerineSDR Hardware Update by Scotty Cowling, WA2DFI, John Ackermann, N8UR, Tom McDermott, N5EG (TAPR)
14:00 11:00 18:00 TangerineSDR VLF Module (A new module!) by Jonathan Rizzo, KC3EEY (University of Scranton)
14:30 11:30 18:30 Break Time
15:00 12:00 NOON 19:00 Characterizing and Optimizing the behavior of a Ground-based Magnetometer for Ionospheric Space Weather Observations by Dave Witten, KD0EAG, Hyomin Kim, Julius Madey, Scotty Cowling WA2DFI, et. al.
15:30 12:30 19:30 Mobile Mesh Tower Fleet by Erik Westgard, NY9D
16:00 13:00 20:00 Design Tips for QSD Down Conversion SDR Designs by Rob Frohne, Ph.D., KL7NA, Jordan Watkins, KN6FFS, Josh Silver, Caleb Froelich, and Konrad McClure (Walla Walla University)
16:30 13:30 20:30 Break Time
17:00 14:00 21:00 Packet Compressed Sensing Imaging (PCSI: Robust Image Transmission over Noisy Channels by Scott Howard, KD9PDP; Grant Barthelmes; Cara Ravasio, Lisa Huang, Benjamin Poag, Varun Mannam (University of Notre Dame)
17:30 14:30 2130 Continued Lessons from the RF-Seismograph by Alex Schwarz, VE7DXW
18:00 15:00 22:00 Current Status Report of FX.25 KISS TNC Development by Masaaki Yonezawa, JE1WAZ, Norito Nemoto, JH1FBM (PRUG)
18:30 15:30 22:30 Conclusion

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2020

EDT UTC-4 PDT UTC-7 UTC PRESENTATION
9:00 6:00 13:00 APRS Performance and Limits by Marco Bersani, IK2PIH
9:30 6:30 13:30 Digital Signal Processing: I2S in ESP32 by Anthony Le Cren, F4GOH/KB1GOH (Gabriel Touchard Washington High School – Le Mans)
10:00 7:00 14:00 Aids to the Presentation and Analysis of WSPR Spots: TimescaleDB Database and Grafana by Gwyn Griffiths, G3ZIL, Rob Robinett, AI6VN
10:30 7:30 14:30 Break Time
11:00 8:00 15:00 QMesh: A Synchronized, Flooded Mesh Network Protocol for Voice by Dan Fay, Ph.D., KG5VBY
11:30 8:30 15:30 GaN-based RF Power Amplifier Design by Mohammad A. Maktoomi, Ph.D. (University of Scranton)
12:00 NOON 9:00 16:00 The AERO/VISTA Twin Small Satellite Project by Philip J. Erickson, W1PJE (MIT Haystack Observatory)
12:30 9:30 16:30 Break Time
13:00 10:00 17:00 ENAMS (Electromagnetic Noise Area Monitoring System) by Michael Hartje, DK5HH
13:30 10:30 17:30 PSWS Antenna Designs by Zach Leffke, KJ4QLP, Bob McGwier N4HY (Virginia Tech)
14:00 11:00 18:00 RF Machine Learning Applied to do Cognitive Radio on HF by Bob McGwier N4HY (Virginia Tech)
14:30 11:30 18:30 Break Time
15:00 12:00 NOON 19:00 Improved Layer 2 Protocol by Nino Carrillo, KK4HEJ
15:30 12:30 19:30 FreeDV 700D and 202 by David Rowe, VK5DGR
16:00 13:00 20:00 Forward Error Correction and Pictures from Mars by David Garner, N6WY
16:30 13:30 20:30 TAPR Annual Meeting with TAPR Officers and Board Members
17:30 14:30 21:30 Conclusion


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