“Fun with GNURadio”
Speaker: Tom Early, AC2IE
GNURadio is a powerful and extensible software defined radio (SDR) development platform. GNURadio already supports a number of hardware devices that should be very interesting to any ham radio operator. There will be very little (probably no) “canned” presentation for this discussion. Instead, a low cost, receive-only device will be shown and a more expensive transceiver device will be DEMONSTRATED. My efforts to develop GNURadio modules that support AMBE vocoder hardware (like those used in DStar, DMR and System Fusion radios) will, hopefully, also be demonstrated.
Tom Early, AC2IE, is a relatively new ham, licensed in early 2011 and enjoys public service activities. He is especially interested in all digital areas of ham radio and tends to gravitate to the software end of this area. Tom has a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California, San Diego. Tom is a recent retiree from GE Global Research after a 33 year career at GE. Tom’s speciality was nuclear magnetic resonance, an RF-based tool used for chemical and material analysis.
First Reformed Church, North Church Street, Schenectady (in the Poling Chapel)
Directions: The church parking lot is on North Church Street, on your left as you head north from Union Street. Cross North Church Street and find the walkway between number 10 and 12 North Church. Go to the end of the walkway and enter the building. Turn left and go through the double doors. Turn right and walk past the rest rooms. The Poling Chapel is just down the hall.