Glimps of Workshop

ACM ABES Chapter International Workshop
"Amateur Radio Communications & Computing in Educational Environments"
ABES EC ACM Student & ACM-W Chapter
Organized by: Department of Information Technology
Venue: ABES Engineering College, Ghaziabad
Date of Workshop: 14, 15 Sep 2016
International speaker: Dr. Miroslav Skoric, (University of Novi Sad, Serbia)
National speaker: Mr. Sandeep Baruah, Scientist-E, VIGYAN PRASAR, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India

Amateur Radio Communications
The amateur radio is an old fine hobby from the days of inventing the Morse alphabet and implementing telegraphy. Since the second half of the 19th century, millions of volunteers learned new skills in communications – while attending the amateur radio courses and successfully passed examinations; got their first radio licenses and started transmitting signals to the spectrum. The electronics industry recognized the incoming ‘flood’ of the new communicating enthusiasts, coming from all over the world and predicted them to be a good market very soon. Today we have a lot of opportunities to purchase sophisticated and computerized amateur radio ‘gadgets’ – that include fascinating traditional and brand new communication modes. Besides telegraphy and radio telephony, there are a variety of computer-related possibilities to explore. As a result, today the modern radio amateurs are capable to establish exciting radio paths via Moon or artificial satellites, conducting short discussions with crews on the space ships, even to make an urgent search for medicines – using their computers.
This is a survey of several topics:
• Scientific and social roles of the amateur radio in a community
• Description of basic two-way computer-related radio links, as well as more complex communications    over ‘digipeaters’ (digital repeaters, relay stations)
• Using of the amateur radio satellites; Security in the amateur packet networks
• Connectivity to the TCP/IP world i.e. the Internet
• Hardware choices (modems, radios, antennas, computers) and software (servers, clients, repeaters)
• Regulatory questions, consequences and solutions (new proposal of ADL license)
• Influence of the amateur radio to the national and international regulatory system
• AMUNETs – the Amateur Radio University Networks, funding the further projects and development