Small ARMs and Ham Radio
by Tom Early AC2IE
Small ARMs and Ham Radio by Tom Early AC2IE Tom’s talk will be on “Small ARMs and Ham Radio” and will focuson the Raspberry Pi and the Beagle Bone Black (RPi and BBB). Both these single-board, ARM-processor-based computers can be purchased new for much less than $50. Tom will have an overview of these boards, how to get them up and running and how to use them as the controlling computer for either a D-STAR simplex repeater or a Broadband Hamnet node. Tom is planning on doing an RPi demo at the end of my talk.
Tom is a relatively new ham, having qualified for Extra on his first exam session in Feb. 2012. He has worked around RF hardware practically his whole life as a Ph.D. chemist doing nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) for GE. (32 years this Sept.) MRI is based on NMR, but is much more interesting! Being somewhat hearing-impared, and also from his technical background, he is most interested in digital modes and spends most of his time on 20M PSK-31 or JT-65. You will also find him hanging out on X-Reflector 901A using his D-STAR HT on 2M or 70cm.
If Niskayuna High School cancels evening classes and activities the SARA meeting will normally also be cancelled and possibly rescheduled. Listen in on the SARA 147.060 repeater for meeting status information and whether it is to be rescheduled.
The SARA meeting is held in the Little Theatre of the Niskayuna High School on Balltown Road. Attendees should enter the school through the cafeteria entrance located on the side of the school, adjacent to the Nott Street Extension school parking lot.
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