6th Annual TECHCON – 2020

TECHCON – the ARRL West Central Florida Section Technical Conference

TECHCON 2020 is successfully concluded.  Thanks to all who participated!!


FRIDAY AFTERNOON SEMINAR
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNET OF THINGS
By Jon Pellant W1JP – ARRL Technical Specialist

DATE:  Friday February 21, 2020

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

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

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

TALKIN:  146.745 MHz or 444.975 MHz – W4XE/R – PL 136.5 Hz.

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE FRIDAY AFTERNOON SEMINAR:

 

 

 


FRIDAY EVENING SOCIAL

DATE:  Friday February 21, 2020

TIME:   6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

PLACE:  Golden Corral Buffet & Grill, 1451 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL 33950

TALKIN:  To Be Announced

 

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 22, 2020

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: Charlotte County Emergency Operations Center.

TALKIN:  To Be Announced

The facility is being provided courtesy of Charlotte 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 22, 2020 at 0830

Friday:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1E4Uq_I982zX8nCaXWU5Pby5Ho-nWYuUx5QwQSk3s21A/edit?usp=sharing

Saturday:

Introduction to Linux – Lee Bolineau KX4TT – PPTX Format

Amateur Satellites Communications for Emergency Services – Steve Park W4OEP – PPTX Format

Basic Linux Skills – Dave Birnbaum K2LYV – ODP Format

Combining Six FM Broadcast Stations into One Antenna – Ed Allen WA4ISB – PDF Format

Techniques for Monitoring Winlink Compressed – Gordon Gibby KX4Z – ODP Format

Techniques for Monitoring Winlink Compressed – Gordon Gibby KX4Z – PDF Format

Introduction to the Raspberry PI – Darrell Davis KT4WX – ODP Format

Propagation by Colors – Kai Siwiak KE4PT – PDF Format

Making Printed Circuit Boards – Gordon Gibby KX4Z – ODP Format

Making Printed Circuit Boards – Gordon Gibby KX4Z – PDF Format

ARRL Product Review Testing – Bob Allison WB1GCM – PPT Format

 

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

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