LARC’18 Schedule

Full Sechdule

January 26th

8:30 – 11:00 Check-ins for the LARC’18, registration desk opens
 How the Cubesats work by Farhan, VU2ESE 10:00- 10:45 AM
The amateur satellites are like portable radios in the sky. What goes into making them? VU2ESE, who has been involved in Hamsat-2 design will provide an hands-on talk on how they work.
Raspberry Pi for Hams by Dev, VU2DEV 10:45- 11:30 AM
Dev shows us how to setup the low-cost Raspberry pi as a beacon, SDR and more in this practical demo and talk. Dev is a guru to many of us and he enjoys making things simple.
Building linear Amplifiers, Krishna Kumar, VU3NKK 11:30-12:15 PM
NKK is famous for his linear amplifiers across India and the world. He will share the secrets of making good linear amplifiers with valves and semiconductors. Learn what it takes to put out a big gun signal.
Designing Antennas on a PC, Aravind, VU2ABS 12:15-1:00 PM
We all want better antenna without spending money. Aravind is our antenna guru. In this talk, he shows how you can design and test antennas using only your PC without actually building them!
Working AMSAT AO-91, Nitin VU3TYG 2:30-3:15 PM
AO-91 has gotten us all excited. Learn how to configure your handies to work this satellite. Find out the best antenna and how to operate the satellite from India’s leading satellite expert!
The Norcal QRP CW transceiver, Rahul VU3WJM 3:15-4:00 PM
Want to work CW QRP? Norcal CW transceiver is the best. The original was designed by Wayne, the Elecraft founder.  Rahul has redesigned the original transceiver with Indian components. Learn more about this tiny transceiver and how it works. (PCBs will be available)
How to win FoxHunts, Pratap VU2POP 4:30-5:15 PM
We all love to hunt foxes. What are the technqiues, tricks and equipment needed? Listen to Pratap to prepare for the next fox hunt.
Setting up WebSDR,  Suresh VU2XSK 5:15-6:00 PM
WebSDR puts SDR on the net. Listen to the bands from your browser! Suresh has setup and he talks about how to setup your own personal or club websdr.
Digital  Control for your Homebrew, Bhatnagar VU2SPF 6:00-6:45 PM
Adding digital control, DDS or PLL is now so much easier. Bhatnagar shows off his new digital controller board that costs just a few hundred rupees and how it can easily control any analog radio.
The exam fee of Rs.1100/- can be paid directly to the a/c number given below:
IDBI savings A/c: No:0151104000060385 IFSC code:IBKL0000151.​
Contact :Suresh Kumar Arekepudi – VU2IPL (Mobile: +91 8985068899) for more details.
Break for Dinner
9:00 pm onwards Club Night.
9:00 pm KiCAD workshop by VU2SPF, Prof. Bhatnagar

January 27th – Eyeball Meet

10:00 AM Eyeball Welcome by Rajan, VU2KNN

10:30 AM Radio Control Flying by Kavirasu, VU2UAV
A passionate ham and an airplane model flyer, Kavi will give a demonstration of flying planes with radio control
 11:15 AM Designing of Antennas using Simulation Tools. by Dr. M. Ranga Rao, VU3UEH
12:00 AM Building Standalone VUSDR by Dr. Naidu, VU2ZAZ,
We all love SDRs but they need a PC! Dr. Naidu, who gave us the VUSDR, presents his lastest standalone SDR that has all the software inside the box. It is SDR without an external PC.
1:30 pm uBITX workshop in Hall 2
2:30 pm Homebrew Prize Distribution, Auction
3:00 pm Closing session, Town house meeting (any topic that you want!)
27th Demonstrations :
Working AMSAT : Guru and Nitin
RC Flying : Kavi
Hexbeam Antenna and Butternut Vertical : Arvind
Portable Operation with Endfed Half-wave Antenna: Farhan