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2020 ARRL/TAPR DCC Update

The 39th Annual ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC) will be a virtual conference on September 11 and 12, using Zoom video communications and YouTube video-sharing platforms. Registered DCC attendees participating via Zoom will be able to interact with presenters and other attendees via a chat room as well as raise a virtual hand to ask questions. Click here…

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New TICC Firmware Available

John Ackermann, N8UR, just released an update to the Arduino firmware for the TICC. The new version is 20200412.1. It, along with all the TICC source code and documentation, is available at: https://github.com/TAPR/TICC In addition to a few bug fixes and cleanups, there are a couple of more noticeable changes that are discussed in the LATEST_CHANGES.txt file. One item changes…

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ARRL/TAPR DCC Going Virtual

Due to recent events, the 2020 ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC), originally planned for Charlotte, North Carolina, will be moved to an online virtual conference on the same dates as originally planned, September 11-13, 2020. The details of the Virtual DCC will be announced in the coming months as details and plans are finalized. We plan to hold…

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DCC Proceedings Now Online

By Stana Horzepa, WA1LOU – Proceedings from the last four ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conferences (DCCs 2016-2019) are now online on the new TAPR website. This is a double treat because the last two conference proceedings have never been online before. So enjoy some excellent technical writing and whet your appetite for the 2020 edition of the DCC in…

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Old to New

By Stana Horzepa, WA1LOU – As TAPR transitions from our old website to our new website, you may encounter broken links to the old website, for example, links embedded in our newsletter, PSR.  All is not lost. Simply substitute www.tapr.org with web.tapr.org in the URL of the broken link. If you encounter any other problems with the new website, please click on the Contact menu…

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Introducing the TAPR TangerineSDR

By Scotty Cowling, WA2DFI – TangerineSDR’s roots extend back to the 2018 ARRL/TAPR DCC in Albuquerque, NM. At that conference, the HamSCI[1] community asked for TAPR’s help in developing a Software Defined Radio that they could use to collect ionospheric and other data. This radio, dubbed the Personal Space Weather Station (PSWS), needed particular capabilities, such as very accurate time-stamping…

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