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 ===== TechFest ===== ===== TechFest =====
 The 285 TechConnect Radio Club produces an annual TechFest in November. The TechFest has 5 hours of presentations on technical topics related to amateur radio, plus a "demo corner"​ where club members show off some of their operating technology. The 285 TechConnect Radio Club produces an annual TechFest in November. The TechFest has 5 hours of presentations on technical topics related to amateur radio, plus a "demo corner"​ where club members show off some of their operating technology.
- +==== 2019 ==== 
-We'll soon be starting ​on the planning for the 2018 TechFest. If you'd like to volunteer to help with this, please [[officers|contact our TechFest Director]]John Blakely – KEØORB. We can always use extra help with setup and breakdown+This year, the Fall TechFest will be held on SaturdayNovember 2nd
- +=== Presentations === 
-If you would like to give a presentation ​at the TechFest, please [[officers|contact ​our TechFest Program Coordinator]],​ Jim Langsted - KCØRPS.+The 2019 presentation ​schedule will be posted here when we start our planning.
 ==== 2018 ==== ==== 2018 ====
-This year, the Fall TechFest ​will be held on November 3rdWe've started working ​on our plans and will be posting updates here as we have more information.+The 2018 TechFest ​was held at [[https://​www.bridgebc.org/​|The Bridge Church at Bear Creek]], [[https://​www.google.com/​maps/​@39.6604003,​-105.1104309,​18z|3101 S. Kipling St]]. This new location provided a great room, plenty of parking. and easy access from Hwy. 285. It's just up the hill East on Dartmouth from Kipling Parkway, on the South side of Dartmouth. {{:​club:​bridgebc_church.png?​linkonly|Here is a map}}.
  
-We will not be holding the TechFest at the Lakewood Elks lodge this yearWe do thank them for the use of their location ​in previous years+  * W5WCA - Cris Alexander: {{ :​technical:​ground_conductivity_and_its_effect_on_mw_groundwave.pdf |Ground Conductivity in the Rocky Mountain Region}} 
- +  * W1DN - Lee Snook: {{ :​technical:​unique_features_of_a_40-20_meter_homebrew_receiver.pdf |Unique Features ​of a 40/20 Meter Homebrew Receiver}} 
-The 2018 TechFest will be held at [[https://www.bridgebc.org/|The Bridge Church at Bear Creek]][[https://www.google.com/maps/@39.6604003,​-105.1104309,18z|3101 S. Kipling St]]. This new location offers a great roomplenty of parking. and easy access from Hwy. 285. It's just up the hill East on Dartmouth from Kipling Parkway, and South of Dartmouth. ​{{:club:bridgebc_church.png?​linkonly|Here is a map}}+  * WTØDX - William Thomas: {{ :​technical:​introduction_to_ft8.pdf |Introduction to FT8}} 
-=== Presentations === +  * FT8 QSO party – bring your laptop and make in-room audio contacts during the lunch breakRequirements:​ 
-  * W5WCA Cris AlexanderAntenna Modeling and Ground Conductivity +    * Laptop or notebook computer with working speakers and microphone 
-  * W1DN - Lee SnookDIY Transceiver Design and Construction +    * WSJT-X (version 1.91. or later): ​[[https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/​k1jt/​wsjtx.html|WSJT-X]] 
-  * [[https://www.rmham.org/​wordpress/​|Rocky Mtn. Ham]]: DMR Technology and Operation +    * Time sync software (examples):​ 
-  * Building and Operating Early Wireless Transmitters+      * [[http://www.thinkman.com/dimension4/|Dimension 4]] 
 +      * [[https://​chrony.tuxfamily.org/|Chrony]] 
 +  * KØNGA - Michael Lozano: {{ :​technical:​dmr_operating_basics_best_practices.pdf |DMR Basics for Amateur Radio}}, {{ :technical:dmr_operating_basics_best_practices.pptx |DMR Basics for Amateur Radio}} 
 +  * KDØVBR ​Tom Pouliot{{ :technical:successful_communications_below_the_broadcast_band.pdf |Successful Communications Below The Broadcast Band}}
   * {{ :​club:​2018_fall_techfest_flyer.pdf |TechFest Flyer}}   * {{ :​club:​2018_fall_techfest_flyer.pdf |TechFest Flyer}}
 +  * [[tf_2018_photos|2018 Photos]]
 ==== 2017 ==== ==== 2017 ====
   * KØNA - Larry Weinstein: {{ :​technical:​practical_tricks_with_transformers.pdf |Practical Tricks with Transformers}}   * KØNA - Larry Weinstein: {{ :​technical:​practical_tricks_with_transformers.pdf |Practical Tricks with Transformers}}
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