Workshop / Co-Curricular

DIY Packet Radio Workshop

With Roel Roscam Abbing and Dennis de Bel

Sun, Feb 7, 2016
Conference Room 2
4.30–7.30 pm
Requirements: Please bring your own laptop (preferably with Linux installed and no virtual machines) and a USB flash drive 4 GB. Please bring, if available, the following optional material: UHF walkie talkie's, 'Baofeng UV-5r' (in yellow, blue or red), 2.5mm mono jack plug, 3.5mm mono jack plug, 3.5mm TNC plug (4 pole), Audio-cable (2 pole) Register Here

Before the internet there was a wireless radio internet. This (non-Bundesnetzagentur-approved) workshop will look back to ALOHANET and AMPRNET and examine how the 1980s phenomenon of packet radio is still relevant today.

The workshop will be a hands-on, interactive demonstration of the possibilities of packet radio and its workflow/tool-chain. Participants will explore both historical and contemporary examples and try to set up a little radio network on the spot. Looking beyond the usual "when the shit hits the fan" scenarios, we will discuss the potentials and shortcomings of these 6km+ range wireless “routers” by studying one of the simplest forms of digital wireless communication and how it can fit within the OSI stack.

transmediale Co-Curricular is carried out in cooperation with Allianz Kulturstiftung.