Ever More Important Notice
Thursday, June 11, 2020
The change of operation mode of the SDRA has proven highly beneficial. Using online video conferencing tools to record all the talks made it unnecessary for the speakers to travel. This resulted in a great number of contributions and thus we had to decide to span the conference over two days. Since we are not bound to the reservation of a physical conference room, we are free to distribute the talks over Saturday June 27 and Sunday June 28. We did not want to overload neither our audience nor our video team, so the split made a lot of sense. And it allowed us to start streaming a little later, so the overseas audience in America will also have a fair chance of following the talks.
The mode of operation is this: We recorded all the contriutions beforehand because of quality reasons, so there is no possibility to interrupt the speakers. Though, we have a live moderation which presents the speaker to the audience and the speakers will be available during the talk to respond to questions that are posted in our Youtube video stream. At the end of the talk, there is always a little timeslot where the speaker can respond to questions using a camera. This allows for a limited back channel. Unfortunately we cannot permit the entire audience to participate in a fully fledged video conference, since it would probably be hard to handle and too difficult to manage.
So there is some more good news: For those of you who speak German, the SDRA's framt, the HAMRADIO hamvention, is also taking place online. Alltogether we managed to mak available more than 60 hours of interesting talks, discussions and fantastic content. Corona first appeared to be a major drawback to conferences and cast a gloomy light to this kind of exchange, but we understood very soon that there are also fantastic opportunities that come with it, and we ventured to use them for our benefit.
So please enjoy our events: The HAMRADIO programme is still subject to minor changes, but the URLs will be available on the website of the German Amateur Radio Club DARC: https://www.darc.de with the overall programme here: https://www.darc.de/fileadmin/filemounts/gs/oeffentlichskeitsarbeit/Veranstaltungen/HAM_RADIO/HAMOnline_Sendeplan.pdf
The SDRA stream will be available on your YouTube Channel:
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Due to the Corona Pandemic, we are shifting the core of the SDRA into the internet. We will hold the conference as a video conference with all participants contributing from home, though united in a video room.
We cannot tell by now whether the HAMRADIO will take place, but we must be prepared if it will be called off by the German authorities. For this case we will still be operational. Should the HAMRADIO take place though, we will use the projector to let the local audience participate.
Nevertheless we assume videoconferences and participation per video stream will play a big role in the future. This way we will be able to call in spreakers from all around the world. It will pay off already this year that we have succeeded to gather nearly 2000 subscribers in our Youtube channel.
As we are currently still open for submissions, please feel welcome to submit your topic. You won't need to jump on a plane, you can talk to an audience of a thousand and more listeners from your home.
Please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to SDRA-2020!
Saturday, Sept 21, 2019
The past years has seen a lot of cool developments. We have celebrated the 5th anniversary, we had the honor to receive Nobel Price laureate Prof. Dr. Joe Taylor K1JT as a key speaker. And most notably, we have seen that there is no major vendor out there who is not using SDR as a key technology. Also GNURadio is playing an ever growing role in SDR education, which is why we will set an ever stronger focus on GNURadio. And the new Amateur Radio satellite QO-100 has become a fantastic playground for SDR enthusiasts, allowing a wide spectrum of experiments with radio partners all around the world.
The 6th SDRA will take place on June 27 2020 and it will be a central part of the famous HAMRADIO fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany. We will open the stage for all enthusiasts, experts and professionals in Software Defined Radio, be them from academia, community or industry. For audience who cannot attend in person, we will provide a live video stream on our Youtube channel.
The Software Defined Radio Academy has the following goals:
- Support and drive institutional and personal research around Software Defined Radio
- Establish a conference where SDR developers can meet
- Attract Radio Amateurs and show paths into SDR
- Define a scientific format for talks, presentations and posters
- Define a publication platform together with the DARC publishing house
- Demonstrate modern radio technology to the interested public audience
The SDRA implements the procedures and the routine of a major scientific conference. Our publishing house (DARC Verlag GmbH) has agreed to take care of the publication of articles on most recent research. Depending on the amount of papers, we will create an independent proceedings document, or as alternative include papers in publications of other major Amateur Radio conferences. We also work with a Senior Programme Committee of three Scientists (professors) from German universities who are also Radio Amateurs.
Though we do not just want to address scientists, but the general Amateur Radio public. We welcome all contributions, tutorials, beginners' guides to SDR and the like. Even if you've never considered Software Defined Radio, we want to attract you as a listener with insightful information.
If you have conducted own research and experiments, please consider our Call For Papers:
If you think that your research is worth demonstrating to an interested audience, feel free to contact us! We will be happy to help you with your publication. We are also happy about introductory talks that can help newbies to start into this thrilling and fascinating field of technology: