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The 38th Annual ARRL and TAPR
Digital Communications Conference

September 20-22, 2019, Detroit, MI

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  • The Speaker Schedule is here
  • The Banquet Speaker is TBD more...
  • The Sunday Seminar is by Dan White, AD0CQ and Corey Shields, KB9JHU more ...

Introduction

Mark your calendar and start making plans to attend the premier technical conference of the year, the 38th Annual ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference to be held September 20-22, 2019. in Detroit, MI. The conference location is the Detroit Metro Airport Marriott Hotel

The ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference is an international forum for radio amateurs to meet, publish their work, and present new ideas and techniques. Presenters and attendees will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and learn about recent hardware and software advances, theories, experimental results, and practical applications.

Topics include, but are not limited to: Software Defined Radio (SDR), digital voice , digital satellite communications, Global Position System (GPS), precision timing, Automatic Packet Reporting System(tm)(APRS), short messaging (a mode of APRS), Digital Signal Processing (DSP), HF digital modes, Internet interoperability with Amateur Radio networks, spread spectrum, 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, using Linux in Amateur Radio, updates on AX.25 and other wireless networking protocols.


Call for Papers

Technical papers are solicited for presentation at the ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference and publication in the Conference Proceedings. Annual conference proceedings are published by the ARRL. Presentation at the conference is not required for publication. Submission of papers are due by July 31st, 2019 and should be submitted to


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General Information

  • Technical and introductory sessions will be presented all day Friday and Saturday.
  • Friday Evening Social. Join others at the conference for a Friday evening social get together.
  • Saturday Evening Banquet with an invited speaker that concludes with award presentations and prize drawing.
  • The ever-popular Sunday Seminar that focuses on a topic and provides an in-depth four-hour presentation by an expert in the field.

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Details on Call for Papers

  • Software Defined Radio (SDR)
  • Digital voice (D-Star, P25, WinDRM, FDMDV, DRMDV, G4GUO)
  • Digital satellite communications
  • Global position system
  • 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
  • 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
  • Topics that advanced the Amateur Radio art

Submission Guide Lines

  • Papers should be on 8-1/2 X 11 inch paper with the following margins: left and right, 0.75 inch; top, 0.8 inch; and bottom, 1 inch (very important).
  • Structure of paper should be (see single column example below, two column should follow a similar format):
    • Title
    • Author(s) with affiliation
    • Abstract (200 words or less)
    • Key words (3-5)
    • Body
    • Reference List
  • Papers can be in one- or two-column format.
  • Use 12-point Times Roman for the main body of text; do not number pages.
  • Photos and drawings should have good contrast. Note: a photocopy gives a good indication of print quality.
  • Electronic submissions can be made in any of the following formats:
    • Adobe Acrobat PDF;
    • Microsoft Word
  • Reference citations and other topics not explicitly discussed in this list should follow a recognized standard format ( APA , IEEE, etc).
  • A biographical page is to be included with the manuscript. It should contain Name, Address, Phone, and E-mail for each author as well as a short descriptive paragraph about the first author. The bio page will be used to contact authors concerning the conference and presentation schedule.