Amateur radio presentations at EMF 2016 Guildford

David Rowntree 2E0DVR communicating via Amateur Radio Satellite

David Rowntree 2E0DVR communicating via Amateur Radio Satellite

Many radio amateurs are giving presentations at the Electromagnetic Field EMF 2016 event taking place near Guildford August 5-7 and two special event stations will be operating from the site. There is live streaming of presentations at http://streaming.media.ccc.de/emf2016/

The event is aimed at makers, scientists, engineers and radio enthusiasts. Most radio amateurs will be in two villages on the site, HABville and the Amateur Radio Village.

The London Hackspace Amateur Radio Club are planning to erect at least one of their Clark masts in the amateur radio village. London Hackspace will be showcasing Amateur Radio on bands from 3.5 MHz (80m) to 430 MHz (70cm) and maybe higher using the call sign GB4EMF.

RSGB Youth Committee member Rebecca M6BUB will be at the GB8EMF station which will be using three ICOM transceivers, two IC-706MKIIG and an IC-746.

Listen out for 434 MHz balloon trackers from HABville during the weekend, tracking information at https://tracker.habhub.org/

At 1559 GMT (4:59pm BST) on Saturday, August 6 the International Space Station (ISS) astronaut Kate Rubins KG5FYJ should be receivable at the event on a handheld radio tuned to 145.800 MHz FM. Full details at http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2016/july/ariss-event-0608.htm

The amateur radio satellite talks being given over the weekend are:
• A hacker’s guide to satellites — Dave Rowntree 2E0DVR (drummer in rock-band Blur)
• Receiving live video from the Space Station — Daniel Cussen EI9FHB HamTV
• The story behind $50SAT, a new approach to Amateur satellite design which became the world’s smallest operational satellite, built for £125 in a garden shed — Stuart Robinson GW7HPW

Other presentations by radio amateurs include:
• 100 years of Shannon — the man, his work and his legacy — Matthew Ireland MW0MIE
• Asynchronous or Analogue Methods for Computation — Matthew Ireland MW0MIE
• Connecting computers together over 1,000s miles without using the Internet — GB8EMF Amateur Radio Station
• Hacking Robot Dinosaurs — Dr Lucy Rogers M6CME (Judge on BBC Robot Wars)
• My Ubertooth Year — Michael Ossmann AD0NR developer of HackRF One SDR
• Numbers Stations: Cold War, short waves — Henry Cooke
• Rebooting a Hobby: How Modern Digital Comms are Reviving Amateur Radio — Ryan Sayre M0RYS

Electromagnetic Field EMF 2016
https://twitter.com/emfcamp
https://www.emfcamp.org/schedule
https://www.emfcamp.org/line-up/2016

EMF HABville https://wiki.emfcamp.org/wiki/Village:HABville

EMF Amateur Radio Village https://wiki.emfcamp.org/wiki/Village:Amateur_Radio

London Hackspace ARC
https://twitter.com/m0hsl
https://wiki.london.hackspace.org.uk/view/Group:Amateur_Radio

Previous EMF events have generated BBC News coverage
https://amsat-uk.org/2014/09/02/bbc-reports-emf-2014/

What is Amateur Radio? http://www.essexham.co.uk/what-is-amateur-radio

Find a short Amateur Radio training course near you at https://thersgb.org/services/coursefinder/

The book Getting Started with Amateur Satellites 2016 is available from the AMSAT-UK online shop
https://amsat-uk.org/2016/06/27/getting-started-with-amateur-satellites-2016/

Satellite Talk at EMF 2016 Guildford

David Rowntree 2E0DVR communicating via Amateur Radio Satellite

David Rowntree 2E0DVR communicating via Amateur Radio Satellite

Radio amateur Dave Rowntree 2E0DVR, drummer in the rock-band Blur, will be giving a presentation and demonstration of amateur radio satellite communications at the Electromagnetic Field event EMF 2016 near Guildford which takes place August 5-7.

There will be an Amateur Radio Village at the 3-day event aimed at makers, scientists, engineers and radio enthusiasts. The London Hackspace Amateur Radio Club are planning to erect at least one of their Clark masts in the village. London Hackspace will be showcasing Amateur Radio on bands from 3.5 MHz (80m) to 430 MHz (70cm) and maybe higher using the call sign GB4EMF.

Dave Rowntree’s presentation is titled “The Hackers Guide To Satellites” and according to the schedule is planned for 2pm on Saturday, August 6.

On July 25-26, 2016 Dave tested out the equipment he will use for his satellite demonstrations. One of his contacts was with Peter Goodhall 2E0SQL in Oxford via the FM satellite SO-50. Peter will be giving a presentation titled “Satellite Operations in the Field” to the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium on July 30.

EMF Amateur Radio Village https://wiki.emfcamp.org/wiki/Village:Amateur_Radio

Electromagnetic Field EMF 2016
https://twitter.com/emfcamp
https://www.emfcamp.org/schedule

London Hackspace ARC
https://twitter.com/m0hsl
https://wiki.london.hackspace.org.uk/view/Group:Amateur_Radio

Previous EMF events have generated BBC News coverage
https://amsat-uk.org/2014/09/02/bbc-reports-emf-2014/

The book Getting Started with Amateur Satellites 2016 is available from the AMSAT-UK online shop
https://amsat-uk.org/2016/06/27/getting-started-with-amateur-satellites-2016/

Amateur radio village at EMF 2016

GB2EMF Amateur Radio Village EMF 2016An amateur radio village is planned for  the Electromagnetic Field EMF 2016 event which takes place August 5-7, 2016 near Guildford in Surrey.

London Hackspace Amateur Radio Club are planning to erect at least one of their Clark masts in the village. During EMF 2016 they will be showcasing Amateur Radio on bands from 3.5 MHz (80m) to 430 MHz (70cm) and maybe higher using the call sign GB4EMF.

The event is aimed at makers, scientists, engineers, radio enthusiasts and more.

EMF Amateur Radio Village https://wiki.emfcamp.org/wiki/Village:Amateur_Radio

Call for Participation https://www.emfcamp.org/cfp

EMF Camp on Twitter https://twitter.com/emfcamp
London Hackspace ARC https://twitter.com/m0hsl

Previous EMF events have generated BBC News coverage
https://amsat-uk.org/2014/09/02/bbc-reports-emf-2014/

BBC reports EMF 2014 about “Getting kids involved”

30 metre mast for EMF 2014 Internet

30 metre mast for EMF 2014 Internet

BBC News reports on last weekend’s successful Electromagnetic Field EMF 2014 event held near Bletchley, Milton Keynes.

The three day event attracted nearly three times as many people as the previous event held in 2012. Of those attending 75 were children under 16. “Getting kids involved has been crucial,” says Jonty Wareing @Jonty one of the event’s volunteer organisers.

Dr Elpida Makrygianni, from UCL’s Engineering Sciences faculty is charged with engaging young people with science, she thinks the festival is an important place to be.

“It’s the social context, the fact that it is in the countryside, a million miles from the stereotype of a sterile lab.”

That preconception is one of the first obstacles that has to be overcome when trying to engage young people in science, she says, especially young women.

AMSAT-UK reported on a tweet that those responsible for organising technical events should bear in mind. Rosie Campbell @RosieCampbell tweeted: The gender balance of speakers at #emfcamp has been great. So many awesome women! Take note, other tech event organisers!

Although not reported by the BBC the Amateur Radio Foundation was held at the event and radio amateurs launched several balloons carry 434 MHz transmitters and flew a Quadcopter which carried a Repeater.

Unlike other countries the UK amateur radio licence currently bans experimentation on aeronautical platforms fortunately amateurs still can use licence exempt bands such as 434 MHz and 868 MHz for aeronautical work instead.

Read the BBC report – Electromagnetic Field: Can geeks get kids into science?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29011889

UK Editor of Motherboard Victoria Turk @VickiTurk interviewed Steve Netting M0SPN in the Amateur Radio Village at EMF 2014. Her article contains a good picture of the special event station GB2EMF.
Read Not Your ‘Traditional Hacker Camp’: Inside Electromagnetic Field Festival
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/inside-uks-electromagnetic-field-festival

Watch Aerial video of the Electromagnetic Field site on Saturday

Additional info on EMF 2014 at
https://amsat-uk.org/2014/08/29/live-webcast-of-electromagnetic-field-emf-2014-event/

 See pictures of EMF 2014 at https://www.flickr.com/search/?q=emfcamp

Live Webcast of Electromagnetic Field EMF 2014 event

30 metre mast for EMF 2014 Internet

30 metre mast for EMF 2014 Internet

The Electromagnetic Field EMF 2014 event is taking place this weekend at Bletchley near Milton Keynes and the presentations will be streamed live to a global audience. GB2EMF will be on-the-air.

EMF 2014 is a festival for anyone interested in radio, electronics, space, homebrewing, robots, UAVs, 3D printing, DIYBio, Internet culture or pretty much anything else you can think of. It is a volunteer effort by a non-profit group, inspired by European and US hacker camps like Chaos Communication Camp, HAR, and toorcamp. There is an amateur radio village and special event station GB2EMF.

Imagine a camping festival with a power grid and high-speed internet access; a temporary village of geeks, crafters, and technology enthusiasts that’s lit up by night, and buzzing with activity during the day. Over a thousand curious people have descended on the friendly open space to learn, share, and talk about what they love.

Over a long weekend, you can expect to see a huge variety of talks across three stages, a slew of workshops, as well as music, games, and installations dotted around the site.

EMF 2014 takes place August 29-31 near Newton Longville, just South of Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK17 0BU. Talks include:
• High Altitude Ballooning by Adam Greig M0RND
• Amateur Radio – Practical Sign offs by Paul
• Amateur Radio: The Original Nerd Hobby! by Ryan Sayre 2E0RYS
• An Operator’s Guide to the Enigma Cipher Machine by Simon Singh
• Back to Basics Radio – build a self-powered solderless receiver by Iain Sharp
• InfraRed Communications by Michael Turner
• Surface Mount Soldering – SMD by hand isn’t hard, build your own Persistence of Vision kit to prove it! by Edinburgh Hacklab
Schedule https://frab.emfcamp.org/en/EMF2014/public/schedule/0

Watch the live streaming at http://webcast.emfcamp.org/

EMF 2014 https://www.emfcamp.org/
Twitter @emfcamp
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/emfcamp

Announcing TiLDA MKe, the incredible EMF 2014 camp badge
http://blog.emfcamp.org/post/94157161753/announcing-tilda-mke-the-incredible-emf-2014-camp

Cambridge University Space Flight at EMF 2012 Milton Keynes

EMF 2012 badge of attendee Graham Shirville G3VZV

EMF 2012 badge of attendee Graham Shirville G3VZV

The technology camp EMF 2012 being held at Pineham Park, Milton Keynes runs from Friday August 31 to Sunday, September 2. BBC TV reports that two 20m high masts linked by microwaves have been erected for the event, one at the campsite and the other in the car park of a data centre 2.5 km away.

Among the weekend of presentations are some by radio amateurs such as Adam Greig M0RND (formerly M6AGG). Adam is a member of the UK High Altitude Society (UKHAS) and Cambridge University Space Flight (CUSF) and will be talking about High Altitude Ballooning. The balloons use 434 MHz for the telemetry and video image downlinks.

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