The February 2014 Face to Face meeting featured Adam Cartwright (W0AKO) with a discussion of the basics of digital techniques and their associated application to ARESDEC operation. Particular focus was paid to the use of RMS Express and its use in sending email over VHF/UHF packet. RMS Express and Winmor can be found here: http://www.winlink.org.
Adam and Randy Reynard (W0RDR) also described the upcoming Site Survey exercise which is planned for Saturday, March 1, 2014. You can reach the Key Location Forms by accessing the ARESDEC ftp site and navigating to Operations and then to 2014KLFs.
If you have further questions about the exercise please contact either Randy or Adam.
Finally, there was also some discussion about Software Defined Radios (SDRs) and Adam showed an example of a simple and cost effective VHF/UHF SDR based on the RTL2832 chipset and the SDR# (SDR sharp) software package. Adam and Walt Burns (AB0VZ) can provide more information for those of you wishing to venture into the world of SDR.
Members can access the preliminary Key Location Forms on the members’ site.