Dulabone, Margulies to speak at RCA Technical Symposium

RCA hosts session at New York Athletic Club on November 16

RCA Technical Symposium.

RCA has scheduled its annual Technical Symposium for Nov. 16, 2007, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m at the New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019. The symposium’s coordinator and moderator, Richard J. “Rich” Reichler, said that this year’s symposium will include presentations about advanced wireless technologies by Dana Dulabone and about software defined radio by Allan Margulies. There is no admission charge for the symposium, but the Club asks those who plan to attend to contact HQ to make a reservation. You can indicate your intention to attend the symposium on your banquet registration form, send an email to HQ, or telephone HQ at 303-948-4921. The Club’s banquet follows the symposium, and paid registration is required to attend the banquet. The New York Athletic Club, a private facility, has a dress code that is enforced at the door.

Dana Dulabone, N7UFT Dana Dulabone, N7UFT

Dana Dulabone, N7UFT, provides RF engineering consulting services via his company, Advanced Frequency Engineering. His experience and training cover 1xEV-DO, CDMA2000, EDGE, GSM, HSDPA, TDMA, WCDMA, WiFi, and WiMAX. He was a senior RF design engineer in for network design involving CDMA networks in the Orlando, Sarasota, and Tampa BTAs for NextWave and for Sprint PCS, and for GSM networks in the Albuquerque and El Paso BTAs for T-Mobile. His communications industry career began 27 years ago with the U.S. Air Force. His presentation will be about advanced wireless technologies for personal communications systems and will provide a basic overview of the 3G and 4G technologies currently being deployed including EDGE, EV-DO, GPRS, HSDPA, and WCDMA.

Whew. Just translating the acronyms will take five minutes.

Software Defined Radio Allan Margulies

Allan Margulies is the chief operating officer of the Software Defined Radio Forum. He has worked with software radio technology since 1994 and has presented several papers on reconfigurable radio technology. He authored a chapter in Walter Tuttlebee’s book “Software Defined Radio: Origins, Drivers, and International Perspectives”. Margulies has a BSEE from New Jersey Institute of Technology, an MSEE from Northeastern University, and a master’s degree in research and development management from American University. His presentation will be about software defined radio.

Last week, the Software Defined Radio Forum established a special interest group to focus on activities designed to benefit the worldwide tactical radio community. Sales of tactical radios in North America, Europe, Asia, and other areas have grown dramatically, spurred in part by the global war on terror and the widespread modernization of radio and networking equipment by military, paramilitary and homeland security forces around the world. A large number of these new radios have been software defined, driving the Forum to create the special interest group to provide an international venue for discussing the lessons learned in developing and deploying current-generation SDR devices.

If you would like to bring exhibition items to display at the symposium, let Rich know by phone at 818-222-7483 or by e-mail at RJRWireles@aol.com.

Video recordings of RCA Technical Symposiums, including those of previous years, may be purchased from Andy Conte at AC Video Services, 800-710-8804 or 973-661-1976; a2dj@aol.com. The view of bald heads from the back of the room alone is worth the price of the video. Hey. I can say it. I reflect enough light, myself, these days.

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