Tuesday Apr 14, 2015 7:00 pm
Join Nate T as he gives an exciting overview of Software Defined Radio. All participants leave with an RTL-SDR hardware, and the materials to make a "planar disc" style antenna
This exciting class is going to cover the subject of Software Defined Radio (SDR). Technology now allows the average consumer to to interact with the airwaves around us without expensive equipment. SDR allows hackers, tinkereArs, and common folks to use any computer and inexpensive hardware to see what is really going on with the radio waves in the air around us.
Come learn about this awesome and fun technology.
The student should bring a laptop (can be Windows / Mac or Linux) to make the most of the class.
The hands-on portion of the class will focus on:
- SDR Software setup and usage
- Building a planar disc antenna
The lecture portion of the class will focus on:
- What is Software Defined Radio?
- Radio/RF background/basics as it relates to SDR
- Real world applications / uses
- Currently available software / hardware options
- Antenna types
- Common pitfalls
- Additional learning resources
- Demos of various SDR applications