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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.
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-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. 
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-If you would like to give a presentation at the TechFest, please [[officers|contact our TechFest Program Coordinator]],​ Jim Langsted - KCØRPS. 
 ==== 2018 ==== ==== 2018 ====
-This year, the Fall TechFest will be held on November 3rd. We've started working on our plans and will be posting updates ​here as we have more information.+This year, the Fall TechFest will be held on November 3rd. **Please note the change in location.** If there are any last-minute changes to the speaker lineup, we will post them here.
  
 We will not be holding the TechFest at the Lakewood Elks lodge this year. We do thank them for the use of their location in previous years. We will not be holding the TechFest at the Lakewood Elks lodge this year. We do thank them for the use of their location in previous years.
  
-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 room, plenty 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}}.+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 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}}. 
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 +Please pre-register by e-mail to: [[285techconnect@gmail.com?​Subject=TechFest Registration|285techconnect@gmail.com]]
 === Presentations === === Presentations ===
-  * W5WCA - Cris Alexander: ​Antenna Modeling and Ground Conductivity +  * W5WCA - Cris Alexander: ​{{ :​technical:​ground_conductivity_and_its_effect_on_mw_groundwave.pdf |Ground Conductivity ​in the Rocky Mountain Region}} 
-  * W1DN - Lee Snook: Unique Features of a 40/20 Meter Homebrew Receiver +  * W1DN - Lee Snook: ​{{ :​technical:​unique_features_of_a_40-20_meter_homebrew_receiver.pdf |Unique Features of a 40/20 Meter Homebrew Receiver}} 
-  * WTØDX - William Thomas: Introduction to FT8 +  * WTØDX - William Thomas: ​{{ :​technical:​introduction_to_ft8.pdf |Introduction to FT8}} 
-  * FT8 QSO party – bring your laptop and make in-room contacts during the lunch break +  * FT8 QSO party – bring your laptop and make in-room ​audio contacts during the lunch break. Requirements:​ 
-  * KØNGE ​- Michael Lozano: DMR Basics for Amateur Radio +    * Laptop or notebook computer with working speakers and microphone 
-  * KDØVBR - Tom Pouliot: ​From Wireless Telegraphy to the Vacuum Tube+    * WSJT-X (version 1.91. or later): [[https://​physics.princeton.edu/​pulsar/​k1jt/​wsjtx.html|WSJT-X]] 
 +    * Time sync software (examples):​ 
 +      * [[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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