2018 TAPR Digital Communications Conference

Rocky Mountain Ham Radio is pleased to announce that the 2018 TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC) will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel on September 14-16.

DCC is an annual national conference, attended by hams across the United States and world, that highlights digital communications technologies, techniques, and capabilities currently being utilized within amateur radio or under development. This event is the largest amateur radio digital communications conference in the nation, and attracts some of the most innovative hams from across the United States, Canada and beyond.

The weekend will be filled with introductory, semi-technical, and technical presentations, meals with speakers, technical demonstrations, prizes, and opportunities to establish or build relationships with some of amateur radio’s notable technical innovators. All amateur radio operators, from beginner to experienced, would gain from the practical information and demonstrations that will be provided at DCC.

Topics that are typically highlighted at TAPR Digital Communications Conferences as well as within the conference’s 100 page printed proceedings book:

  • Software Defined Radio (SDR)
  • Digital voice (D-Star, DMR, P25, WinDRM, FDMDV, DRMDV, G4GUO, etc.)
  • Digital satellite communications
  • Global positioning system applications
  • Precise Timing
  • Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS)
  • Short messaging (a mode of APRS)
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
  • HF digital modes
  • Internet interoperability with Amateur Radio networks
  • Spread spectrum applications
  • IEEE 802.11 and other Part 15 license-exempt systems adaptable for Amateur Radio
  • Using TCP/IP networking over Amateur Radio
  • Mesh and peer to peer wireless networking
  • Emergency and Homeland Defense backup digital communications in Amateur Radio
  • Updates on AX.25 and other wireless networking protocols
  • Other topics that advance the Amateur Radio art

The TAPR Digital Communications Conference also serves as the annual meeting of TAPR. Rocky Mountain Ham Radio, New Mexico has partnered with TAPR to serve as this year’s local event host.

Click here to visit the official 2018 TAPR Digital Communications Conference website for more info, online registration, event schedule and more.