DCC to Cover Software-defined Radios, DSP, Spread Spectrum and More
The ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference, Sept. 24-26 in Vancouver, Wash. (about 20 minutes from Portland, Ore.) will have sessions covering software defined radios, digital voice, digital satellite communications, precision timing, HF digital modes, spread spectrum, digital signal processing, mesh and peer-to-peer wireless networking, and more. The conference focuses on amateur radio, but the basic concepts will be of interest to broadcasters wanting to learn more about digital communications.
Sunday's seminar covers digital signal processing (DSP) from basics to tricks of the trade "to make the impractical possible."
See ARRL/TAPR Announce 29th Annual Digital Communications Conference for details.
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Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. As vice president of Broadcast Technology for NBCUniversal Local, H. Douglas Lung leads NBC and Telemundo-owned stations’ RF and transmission affairs, including microwave, radars, satellite uplinks, and FCC technical filings. Beginning his career in 1976 at KSCI in Los Angeles, Lung has nearly 50 years of experience in broadcast television engineering. Beginning in 1985, he led the engineering department for what was to become the Telemundo network and station group, assisting in the design, construction and installation of the company’s broadcast and cable facilities. Other projects include work on the launch of Hawaii’s first UHF TV station, the rollout and testing of the ATSC mobile-handheld standard, and software development related to the incentive auction TV spectrum repack.
A longtime columnist for TV Technology, Doug is also a regular contributor to IEEE Broadcast Technology. He is the recipient of the 2023 NAB Television Engineering Award. He also received a Tech Leadership Award from TV Tech publisher Future plc in 2021 and is a member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.