Wednesday, August 31, 2011

14th Annual NWAPRS Summer Gathering

Invitation: Summer Gathering - Washington's Digital Ham Radio Event Sept 9-11, 2011

Please join us for the 14th Annual NWAPRS Summer Gathering.

This is a very social and very educational event right here in the Pacific Northwest in North Bend, WA. It is always the weekend after Labor Day.

The Summer Gathering is lots of fun and a great opportunity to learn and practice just about anything you can do with a computer and your ham radio.

We are expanding the event from the specific focus of APRS (the Automatic Packet/Position Reporting System) to a more general "Ham Radio's Digital Side". We continue to include much of APRS and developments in APRS and messaging as well as many other digital modes and software such as RMSExpress, NBEMS/FLDIGI, JT65 or WSPR or EasyPal, APRSMessenger, APRSISCE32. Sorry if that is all alphabet soup. We will make it all make sense at the event. Lots to learn and lots to try out.

Why would you want to do such a thing? Because there are modes out there that can allow you to operate less than a watt and be heard all around the world. Because you can do moonbounce with a modest station. Because you can work 28 dB below the noise and communicate all around the world. Or for the next emergency you can be ready with a modest station or compromised antennas and still communicate.

The sponsor for this event for the last 14 years has been the Northwest APRS Group

Review of the 13th Gathering in 2010

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