BLUG meeting Thurs June 6th, at BTC

Date: 
5/29/13
Brian Lawler

Description

Thursday, June 6th, at BTC, IN ROOM - CC201, from 6:30pm til 9pm, BLUG will have it's regular public meeting.
Meeting includes:
"Hands-on Help Time" from 6:30pm til 7pm, Linux News, Q&A, and a presentation by Brian Lawler on Amateur (Ham) Radio.
"Hands-on Help Time":
Starting at 6:30pm, 1/2 hour prior to the regular 7pm start time, BLUG offers hands-on help for anyone with a Linux issue. Bring your computer and let the BLUG folks give you a hand.
Presentation:
Brian's talk will include some "show and tell" items such as hand-held radios including a unit that Amazon sells for $39 and explain how they are different (better) than FRS.
He'll also talk about how ham radio is a good intro to electronics
which can inspire software hackers to become hardware hackers.
Show some WRT-54G routers that he converted to mesh networking for amateur radio. Tell about the current "state of the art" in slow digital data transfer over long distances using free Linux based software (NBEMS) and show a digital radio that links over local repeaters to anywhere in the world via a CentOS server that he maintains (DSTAR).
He'll also get in to some of the basic requirements for the entry level radio license (Technician) and give some tricks to remembering the material.
Location:
WE WILL BE IN ROOM CC201, on the 2nd floor of BTC's new Campus Center Building.

Remember, this meeting is open to the public. Tell your neighbor and bring a friend!