8th Annual TECHCON – 2022

TECHCON – The ARRL West Central Florida Section Technical Conference


FRIDAY AFTERNOON SEMINAR – CANCELLED AS OF 2/07/22

DATE: Friday February 25, 2022

TIME: Preparation: 12:00 P.M. – 12:45 P.M.

Seminar: 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

PLACE: Polk County Emergency Operations Center – 1890 Jim Keene Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33880

The EOC is being provided courtesy of Polk County Emergency Management. The ARRL West Central Florida Section is thankful to Polk County Emergency Management for the use of the EOC for TECHCON.

TALKIN: 146.985, 443.900, 444.625, or 444.950 WC4PEM Repeater System – PL. 127.3 Hz.


FRIDAY EVENING SOCIAL

DATE:  Friday February 25, 2022

TIME:   6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

PLACE:  Sonny’s BBQ Restaurant  – 4600 Recker Hwy., Winter Haven, FL 33880-1249.

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. 


TECHCON MAIN SESSION

WHERE AND WHEN

IN PERSON:

DATE:  Saturday February 26, 2022

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: Polk County Emergency Operations Center.

ZOOM MEETING INFO:

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 817 850 5839
Passcode: WCFTECHCON
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The facility is being provided courtesy of Polk 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

TECHCON – Conference Flyer:  PDF Format.

TECHCON – Conference Schedule: PDF Format

TECHCON – List of Presentations: PDF Format

TECHCON – List of Restaurants and Hotels:  PDF Format


CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

Videos of Presentations – ARRL West Central Florida Section YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFA4-HEjr-lYMFisVG_Nk5A

Conference Papers:

Introduction to FT8 – Gary Bishop K4GHB – PPTX

Introduction to Fiber Optics – Gary Bishop K4GHB – PPTX

Introduction to Antenna Modeling – Dave Birnbaum K2LYV – PPTX

Pebbles and Blocky – PICAXE Programming Made Easier – Mike Hembrey KV0OOM – PPTX

Basic Programming and Windows 10 in Perfect Harmony – Mike Hembrey KV0OOM – PPTX

Making Printed Circuit Boards the Easier Way – Gordon Gibby KX4Z – ODP

Making Printed Circuit Boards the Easier Way – Gordon Gibby KX4Z – PDF

Introduction to NXDN – Paul Toth NB9X – PPTX

Beyond the Basics – Advanced NXDN Topics – Paul Toth NB9X – 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

7th Annual TECHCON – Virtual via Zoom.

6th Annual TECHCON – Punta Gorda, FL.

5th Annual TECHCON – Tampa, FL.

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.