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    January 18, 2010 North Florida Digital Group Presents The D-Star Training Academy in Tallahassee Saturday February 6th, 2010 08:30 til 17:00 EDT Registration;
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      January 18, 2010

      North Florida Digital Group
      Presents
      The D-Star Training Academy in Tallahassee
      Saturday February 6th, 2010
      08:30 til 17:00 EDT

      Registration;
      The NFDG has extended the prepayment date to January 29th, 2010. Several factors figure in to this decision.

      1) The meeting hall is rented by the occupancy space needed.
      2) Ordinances limit the occupancy for each space rented, three (3) are available.

      Those amateurs, who have prepaid by January 29th, will have guaranteed seating for the room we have already rented.

      If the prepaid registrations exceed the seating limit of the room now rented, we will rent the next block of space to guarantee seating for those additional registrants.

      There is no guarantee at this point for walk-ins or last minute registrations. As long as the seating capacity of the current room(s) rented after January 29th is not filled, walk-ins or last minute registrations are welcome.
      Donation payment at the door is USPO money order or cash.

      The NFDG does not want to be in a position of turning amateurs away. Please preplan for this event.

      We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

      To register, contact Don, W4DSW@....
      Please provide Name, Callsign, Street, City, State, Zip, Email and daytime phone #.

      Checks and Money Orders should be made payable to:
      North Florida Digital Group


      Mail to:
      North Florida Digital Group
      C/o Don Bartnik
      2919 Pound Dr.
      Tallahassee, FL 32312
      W4DSW@..., for further information
      An E-Mail confirmation will be sent to your E-Mail address. Please bring this email to the Academy registration desk.


      Program;

      Describing the actual mode of operation, what it is, how it works, advantages & disadvantages.
      Learn programming of any D-Star radio using a computer program
      Learn to field program while on the go
      Understanding callsign routing and its programming
      Understanding how to set up and do repeater linking
      Learning about using reflectors, and their usage protocols
      In-depth instruction on low speed data usage using the UHF & VHF radios
      In-depth instruction with the ID-1, 1296Mc high speed data and internet access
      Learning about the D-Rats data program and how to use it
      Learning to use the DVDongle on a computer to get on the D-Star gateway
      Introducing the new DVDongle with its own transceiver to provide short
      range handheld coverage around your shack, up to about 100 yards.
      Setting up and configuring a D-Star repeater system for internet operation.

      Demonstrations;

      There will be ongoing demonstration stations showing
      HiSpeed Data;
      Using the ID-1, internet usage with the ID-1, using the ID-1 as a WiFi hub, LoSpeed data;
      Using UHF/VHF/ID-1 with D-RATS,
      Callsign routing
      Repeater linking
      DVDongle


      Syllabus;

      The actual timing of the presentations is being worked out at this time. It will be printed and handed out at 08:30 AM EDT Saturday morning. You will also receive a list of all known D-Star URLs and yahoo groups.

      Icom 2820 D-Star Radio:

      At the close of the Academy, this radio will be given to the amateur holding the winning ticket. Tickets will be sold through out the day and is not part of the admission donation. Raffle tickets will be sold at the Academy only. Ticket price is $2.00, three (3) tickets for $5.00. Winner must be present to win.

      For more information;

      Please contact WQ4M@... or NFDG-DSTAR@...

      The NFDG is pleased to present this Academy and we look forward to seeing you there.

      73,
      Paul, KJ4G, spokesperson for NFDG.
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