3rd-Update-D* Traing Academy in Tallahassee, Feb 6th, 2010
- February 3rd, 2010
North Florida Digital Group
The D-Star Training Academy in Tallahassee
Saturday February 6th, 2010
08:30 til 17:00 EDT
We thank all of you who preregistered. By doing so, adequate provisions are now made for all attendees and late walk-ins.
Friday Feb 5th, the informal social gathering will be held at the Staybridge Suite Hotel starting at 18:30 EST until??? Location is: 1600 Summit Lake Drive, TLH, 32317. Phone # 850-219-7000.
GPS coordinates are: 30-28'59" north and 084-9'46" west
Saturday Feb 6th, Starting at 08:30 EST will be the D-Star Academy. Location name is The Tallahassee Auto Museum located at: 6800 Mahan Drive, TLH, 32308. Phone # 850-942-0137.
GPS coordinates for the museum are: 30-29'10" north and 084-9'45" west.
A table will be provided containing menus for local eateries. Each person is responsible for cost and pickup of carry outs.
146.655Mc 600Kc, PL 94.8 e/d
443.400Mc+5Mc, PL 131.8 e/d, NFDG
K4WAK, ports A, B, C & DD
146.835Mc 600 Kc DV
443.450Mc +5Mc DV
1293.000 -20Mc DV
1253.000Mc Simplex DD
There will be an event station at the academy on D-Star. Amateurs are welcome to check in and say hello. The 1293.000 station will be on reflector 030A. Ports B & C will be open. Program;
We ask that all attendees arrive early so we can process everyone and have them seated before 08:30 EST. The presentation schedule is going to be tight, with one break midmorning, one mid afternoon, with a one hour lunch break.
Ray Novak, N9JA, IcomAmerica
Fred Varian, WD5ERD, IcomAmerica
Scott Honaker, N7SS, Microsoft ARC, author
Robin Cutshaw, AA4RC, Developer of DVDongle
John Davis, WB4QDX, Co-founder of ga_dstar
Ed Woodrick, WA4YIH, Co-founder of ga_dstar
Buddy Morgan, WB4OMG, ARRL TS, WCF Section
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.
There will be ongoing demonstration stations showing
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,
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@ arrl.net or W4DSW@ arrl.net
The NFDG members are pleased to present this Academy and we look forward to seeing you there.
Paul, KJ4G, spokesperson for NFDG.