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” Low Power Digital Communications from the Mountains of Nepal” “

April 1, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The presentation is about using a battery-powered amateur radio station during a trek into the Everest region of Nepal. In years past this wasn’t deemed to be very feasible but with the advent of new digital communication protocols developed for radio astronomy by Nobel Prize winner Dr. Joel Taylor, himself an amateur radio operator – everything has changed. Ken Goodwin will describe his trek in May/June 2022 to the Everest region of Nepal where he successfully operated his amateur radio station at 17,000 feet and above. The presentation will address high-altitude trekking, the hobby of amateur radio, high-frequency propagation, the FT4 / FT8 weak-signal digital communication protocols, and the problems overcome in the month-long trip. Speaker(s): KEN, Himayalan Taj, 1425 NASA Road 1, Houston, Texas, United States, 77058, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/353438