5th Annual TECHCON – 2019

Formerly known as the
West Central Florida Section Technical Conference

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FRIDAY AFTERNOON SEMINAR
INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON
By Dave Birnbaum K2LYV – ARRL Technical Specialist
New for 2019!

DATE:  Friday February 22, 2019

TIME:  Installation of Software and Preparation:  12:00 P.M. – 12:45 P.M.

           Seminar:  1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

PLACE:  Hillsborough County EOC

TALKIN:  146.940 MHz NI4M/R – PL 146.2 Hz.

This facility is being provided courtesy of Hillsborough County Emergency Management.

 

Instructions to prepare for the Friday Afternoon Seminar:

(1) Go to the Python website:  https://www.python.org/downloads/

(2) For installation on a Windows:  Select the “Download Python 3.7.2” big button.  This will initiate the download  For other versions (Linux, Mac, etc.) look at the lists below the download button.

(3) If you feel uncomfortable installing Python yourself, please download the .exe file to your computer and bring your computer to the seminar for help with installing the Python environment between 1200 and 1300 so you will be ready to start at 1300.

(4) For those doing their own installation of Python:  Go to the directory where you downloaded the .exe file.  Execute that file.  Follow the instructions in the .exe file.  Follow the instructions and choose the options you wish to have in your installation.

Be sure to bring your laptop computer as this will be a hands on seminar.

 


FRIDAY EVENING SOCIAL

DATE:  Friday February 22, 2019

TIME:   6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

PLACE:  Golden Corral

TALKIN:  146.940 MHz NI4M/R – PL 146. 2 Hz.



This is simply a social dinner for anyone who wants to show up and talk technology.
Family and friends are also invited to come as well. 


SATURDAY MAIN SESSION

DATE:  Saturday February 23, 2019

TIME:  Welcome and Check In (Coffee and Doughnuts) – 8:00 A.M.,
Conference Opening – 8:45 A.M., and Presentations begin – 9:00 A.M.

PLACE: Hillsborough County Emergency Operations Center.

TALKIN:  146.940 MHz NI4M/R – PL 146. 2 Hz.

The facility is being provided courtesy of Hillsborough County Emergency Management.


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

If you are planning on attending or speaking at the conference please fill out the online registration form. Click here for online conference registration form.


CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Section Technical Conference – Flyer: PDF Format

Section Technical Conference – List of Restaurants and Lodging: PDF Format

Section Technical Conference – Conference Schedule: PDF Format

Section Technical Conference – List of Presentations: PDF Format


CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

Links to files will go live on Saturday February 23rd at 0830

Saturday:

6 Meter Propagations Anomalies – Lee Bolineau KX4TT – PPTX

Introduction To The Raspberry PI – Darrell Davis KT4WX:  PDF

Multiple Uses of the Raspberry PI in Emergency Communications (Contains numerous documents in PDF format) – Gordon Gibby KX4Z – ZIP

Tools and Test Gear for Amateur Radio – Geoff Haines N1GY:  PPTX

PICAXE Jump Start – Mike Hembrey KV0OOM:  PPTX

Introduction to Internet of Things and Javascript – Jon Pellant W1JP: PPTX

Transmit Audio Basics – Lu Romero W4LT:  PDF

Light Bulbs and Your Noise Floor – Lu Romero W4LT – PDF

What the ARRL RFC Does – Kai Siwiak KE4PT:  PDF

FRIDAY:

Introduction To Python Workshop – K2LYV – PPTX

Legend
  • PDF: Adobe Reader
  • PPTX – Microsoft Power 2007 and later
  • PPT – Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 and earlier
  • ODP:  Open Office Impress
  • DOCX – Microsoft Word 2007 and later
  • DOC – Microsoft Word 2003 and earlier
  • ZIP – ZIP File Format (Contains multiple files – must be unzipped)

PAST CONFERENCES

4th Annual TECHCON – Winter Haven, FL

3rd Annual TECHCON – Sarasota, FL

2nd Annual West Central Florida Section Technical Conference – Tampa, FL

1st Annual West Central Florida Section Technical Conference – Sebring, FL