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2005 ARRL-TAPR Digital Communications Conference

2005 ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference
September 23-25, 2005
Santa Ana, California

Make Your Hotel Reservations Now!  DCC Hotel Rates end Aug. 31st
Time is drawing nearer to the Digital Communications Conference.  It is now
one month away.  Please make your hotel reservations now.  The DCC special
rate ends August 31st.  Hotel information is on the DCC Web Site.

Make Your DCC Registration Online - Lower Rates before Sep. 1st
https://www.tapr.org/dccregistration.php.  The rates for the DCC go up after
September 1st.  Sign up now and save.

Banquett Speaker
Our Banquett speaker is Dan Cregg, KB6ENX, Chief Technology Officer -
Smarthome Inc.

Dan Cregg began his tenure at Smarthome as director of engineering and
product development in 1997 when Smarthome acquired SmartLinc, a company
Cregg co-founded.  In addition to co-founding SmartLinc, Cregg founded and
was president of HomeRun Automation, which was purchased by SmartLinc in
1997.  Cregg has also held engineering positions at McDonnell-Douglas, SVG
Thermco and Universal Electronics.  Cregg holds a bachelor's degree in
engineering from California State University, Long Beach and is a member of
the engineering schools executive advisory council.

Papers are in, Speakers Schedule Taking Shape
The deadline for papers is past and the proceedings are off to the printers.
A copy of the proceedings is given to all conference attendees.

Sunday Seminar
The ever popular Sunday Seminar topic is "TAPR Project Management" by
several of the TAPR gang.  Learn about how you can create a project and turn
it into a production kit.  Learn about details in parts and parts ordering,
PCB ordering, kitting, Open Source licensing, and more.

D-Star Demonstration
ICOM will be demonstrating its latest radios and repeater systems for the
D-Star Digital System.  For more information see

Software Defined Radio
Gerald Youngblood AC5OG of Flex-Radio will be presenting "SDR-1000 Open
Source Development Gaining  Momentum".

Eric Blossom K7GNU and Matt Ettus N2MJI will be talking about GNU Radio.

Demonstration Room
Bring your projects and set them up in the Demonstration Room for all to
see.  Each year at the DCC a separate (and lockable) room is provided for
people to bring and show off their latest projects.  Tables and power will
be provided.  Bring your equipment and display for all to see, learn, and
ask questions about.  Be sure to bring a small sign and/or flyer naming and
describing your project.

Lunch Time!
Lunches will be served Friday and Saturday noon time.  This way you do not
waste any time.  Once the last talk of the morning is done, lunch will be
waiting.  Then one hour later you are back listening to the next speaker.
The cost is $15.00 each meal.  You can sign up for lunch on the DCC web site
or pay at the conference.  It is best to get your order in as soon as
possible so that we can order the proper amount of lunch.

Conference Information and Registration
Conference information and registration can be made online at

- The DCC Committee
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