The Raspberry Pi Foundation presents the Raspberry Pi – an ARM GNU Linux development board for $25:
RaspberryPi: Past, Present & Future – An introduction to the RaspberryPi, including an overview of its history and development, details on the technical specification and an outline of future developments with many cool tech demos along the way. Followed by a Q&A session.
A chance to demonstrate various OS’s, new revisions of the Pi and the latest add-on expansion hardware.
A Taste of RaspberryPi – A chance to play with the RaspberryPi hands-on.
Show & Tell / Prizes:
An opportunity to display RaspberryPi projects from the community with prizes for notable projects.
This event, as with all HacDC events, is free and open to the public.
For more information about Raspberry Pi: http://www.raspberrypi.org/
We’re having a sprint this weekend (Friday evening and Saturday) to help get our new developers and helpers of all sorts up to date. If you want to jump in on the project this weekend will be a supremely good time to do so (though there isn’t a bad time). Those who aren’t able to show up in person can participate over Mumble and we will be streaming over ustream during the sprint as well. We are looking at easy, free, and low bandwidth screen-sharing options other than google+ hangout since that can be bandwidth intensive with a lot of people using it and we likely don’t have the best pipes for that.
Mumble server: mumble.urlw.us port 64738
We have a new antenna for amateur High Frequency (shortwave) communication: granite base, fiberglass pole, radial line ground plane, thick red copper wire, 50 foot black coax feedline.
At 16ft tall, the antenna is most efficient on the 20m band (14MHz). Other bands are also usable, including 40m and 17m. The radial lines provide a solid ground plane, so Earth grounding is not essential; coax feedline shield connected to ground plane, center pin to antenna.
Transmission performance is sufficient for strong transatlantic SSB voice contacts with low input power levels (20W or less). Further, PSK reporter has consistiently shown our signal is copiable across the US and Europe with the new antenna.
Thanks to Martin for helping install the new vertical antenna.
Text, photo credit, and antenna design and construction by mirage335.
In this day of pervasive communications through a multitude of devices and networks does Amateur Radio still have a role to play in Emergency Communications? We will discuss past disasters, current needs, and future requirements. We will also look at current and upcoming technologies; as well as communication basics.
HARC member Lee n4tcw will be speaking from personal experience operating in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew in Miami.