Generating excitement and engaging new communities with ham radio and SDR

Speaker: Daniel Pocock

Track: Ad-hoc talks

Type: BoF (45 mins)


Room: Potato

Time: Aug 08 (Tue), 15:30

Duration: 0:50

No license is required to purchase Software Defined Radio (SDR) hardware or receive radio radio signals. SDR/ham radio demonstrations can be elaborate and engaging and often take a prominent position at events. There are also large events like the Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) where the possibilities free software offers for science and education can gain significant prominence. Any member of the Debian community can set up one of these demos in a few minutes using the packages produced by Debian Hams or the Debian Hams live image. In this practical BoF you can try the $20 RTL-SDR dongle on your own laptop and ask questions about the topic.