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TAPR Forum at Hamvention

On Friday, May 20 of Hamvention week, Scotty Cowling, WA2DFI, will moderate the TAPR Forum in Greene County Fairgounds Forum Room 1. This years’ speakers and their topics are as follows:

09:15 – 09:35 AM
Presenter: Scotty Cowling, WA2DFI, TAPR President
Title: “TAPR Activities Update”

09:35 – 09:55 AM
Presenter: John Ackermann, N8UR
Title: “SynthDO GPS Disciplined Oscillator Project”

Abstract: An update on the novel design of the TAPR “SynthDO” time and frequency reference used in the TangerineSDR and as a standalone device for hams and time-nuts. The SynthDO provides multiple frequency outputs locked to the atomic clocks in the GPS system, as well as highly accurate GPS time and location data.

09:55 – 10:15 AM
Presenter: John Hays, K7VE
Title: “ARDC Grants”

Abstract: Amateur Radio Digital Communications has been transformative with its grant making ability. A quick review and learn how to apply for grants for your next project.

Bio: John Hays, K7VE, is the Staff Lead of the 2022 ARDC Grants Committee.

10:15 – 10:35 AM
Speaker: Jonathan Rizzo, KC3EEY
Title: “Whistler Catcher VLF Module for the TangerineSDR’

Abstract: The Whistler Catcher is a data acquisition module for the Tangerine SDR that allows GPS timestamped capture of both the VLF and ULF spectrum. Using the right software, it’s possible to automatically detect and record natural radio events such as whistlers and chorus as well as lightning (sferic) analysis and detect Sudden Ionospheric Disturbances (SIDs) using VLF transmitters. Lastly, it is also possible to receive amateur transmissions of GPS-locked carriers and coherent BPSK in the Dreamer’s band, below 9 kHz.

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