Session Details

Session Details2019-01-07T06:21:08+00:00

Hacking Radiowaves for fun (but not profit)

Presented by: Craig Hills

As a child, did you ever play with walkie talkies? Do you remember how fun it was to talk with friends and family from the other end of the house, or across the neighborhood?
Capture that feeling again, except this time learn some science behind it and how to use the same technology to contact someone on the other side of the country with just a radio and some wire. This session is an introduction to amateur radio aimed toward IT professionals. Accordingly, the
focus will be on how to get licensed, and introducing the more technology focused aspects such as
digital communication modes, antenna design, and commonly used software.
While amateur radio cannot be used for commerce, many lessons learned in the hobby are almost
directly applicable to everyday work and you will walk away with a better understanding of wireless
technology.

Tags: Hardware, Other, Soft Skills/BusinessLevel: Introductory and overview