Digital Academy

Digital Mobile Radio and Hotspots

Sunday, October 21, 2018
Bishop Ranch Ballroom, Salons F/G/H

The Digital Academy provides attendees with a more in-depth series of workshops on the selected digital topics of DMR and Hotspots for 2018. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops, radios and other peripherals to follow along and to learn how to operate, program, etc. The goal of the Digital Academy is to prepare attendees to be able to learn and operate and come away with what is needed to get operating on the selected topic.

Schedule (Subject to change)
 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM A recap of the
“My Journey in Amateur Radio Digital Voice”
Jonathan Naylor, Jim Mc Laughlin
 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM Building a Code Plug & Firmware Loading –
Demo with the AnyTone D868UV HT
 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM Digital Hotspots –
What are they and what do I need to get started
 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM Digital Workshop –
Bring your laptops, radios and you

Workshop Descriptions
Recap from Saturday “My Journey in Amateur Radio Digital Voice”, by Jonathan Naylor, Jim Mc Laughlin
This session will provide a recap from the Saturday session for those who were not able to attend. This is a great way to get up to speed on where this all started with the explosion of the Digital Hotspots now in existence today.

Building a Code Plug & Firmware Loading
This session will step attendees on how to build a code plug from scratch using the AnyTone 868/878 programming software. The session will also step attendees how to load the firmware as well. Attendees are highly encouraged to bring a laptop to follow along in this session. Please have the CPS loaded prior to attending.

Digital Hotspots
This session will review the current hotspots available today, where to order them and will focus on showing attendees the Pi-Star software commonly used on digital hotspots today.

Digital Workshop
This session will provide attendees the opportunity to bring their radios and laptops to guide in building and loading code plugs, assist in loading firmware, loading CPS and other questions related to DMR radios. Highly encouraged for those attending to have a laptop, programming cable and radio.