The Auckland VHF Group, Branch 66 will be hosting a series of two hour workshops on Software Defined Radio on the second Wednesday of each month, commending on Wednesday 14 August, 7.30pm at the Clubrooms, 30 Hazel Avenue, Mt Roskill. The intention is that these will be very hands on, so if you already have some kind of SDR, RTL Dongle, or one of the other variations, and are not quite sure how to get it going, or need help with the software, come along with your SDR, and we will endeavour to help you get it going. If you don’t already have an SDR and just want to learn more about this growing aspect of our hobby, come and find out! Graham Hay ZL1GH has kindly offered to assist at these workshops and brings with him wealth of knowledge on the subject. All welcome. Tea, Coffee and biscuits provided (for a small donation).
Next Meeting 9th October – Session 3
For the October session I will be running a workshop focusing on the digital mode client software WSJT-X and the software mechanisms available to integrate it with other software packages (logging etc) as well as writing your own packages to integrate with WSJT-X. During the evening we can also address any specific interests and questions that participants have. It would help me greatly if you could email me in advance (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Session 4 – 13th November 2019
For the November session I will be running a workshop on GnuRadio and showing how we can use this tool to explore the software and Digital Signal Processing mechanisms that enable Software Defined Radio functionality.
The latest version of GnuRadio is 3.8 (which has just been released). GnuRadio is designed to be used on Linux distributions and prior to the meeting I shall investigate the use of USB Drives to use on participants PCs as a USB booting Live system. This would enable participants to get a feel for the power of the GnuRadio platform and the design surface and runtime GnuRadio Companion (GRC).
During the evening we can also address any specific interests and questions that participants have. It would help me greatly if you could email me in advance (email@example.com).