What is BayCon?
BayCon is the annual meeting of the BayNet Amateur Radio Club in the San Francisco Bay Area. It's also our annual fund raiser.
BayNet provides a multi-site open repeater network covering the Bay Area from two high radio sites. The sites are linked full time providing wide area coverage on our conventional FM repeater system. We also host a DMR repeater and talkgroup, a Fusion repeater and room as well as a D-STAR repeater.
Bay-Net's primary served agency is the American Red Cross. We provide wide area emergency communications infrastructure in times of disaster and for various public service group events.
The equipment is bought and paid for by the generous donations from a few club members, however, our annual operating expenses are more than $2,000 to pay for radio site rental, insurance, and maintenance. BayNet is open to all radio amateurs and we don't take dues. That means that BayCon is the one and only way we generate our operating funds. Please buy as many tickets to the drawing as you can to help fund our efforts. If you would like a tax deduction, you can also make a donation. BayNet is a 501(c)3 educational organization.
Thank you !
Registration and Attending BayCon
On the day of the event, we will live stream all the presentations on YouTube. You can watch for free.
If you would like to financially support BayNet and have a chance to win one of the great opportunity drawing prizes, you will need to register and buy one or more tickets. The more tickets you buy, the better the odds of winning !
AGENDA AND SPEAKERS - Times are in Pacific Standard Time
8:30 YouTube stream and Zoom call goes live - virtual doors open
9:00 Welcome and BayNet Update - George KJ6VU
10:15 Kyle AA0Z Intro to Node Red - Build a Dashboard & Control Web Page For Your Shack
12:15 Vince VE6LK Go-Kit Building: Design Considerations
3:20 George KJ6VU BenchDuino Nano the Arduino Nano Dev Board Project
All the presentation content from BayCon is available on the Resources tab
All presentation audio is recorded and is being made available through the
Ham Radio Workbench Podcast
DRAWING AND SILENT AUCTION
Our grand prize will be a Digilent Analog Discovery II
The Digilent Analog Discovery 2 is a USB oscilloscope, logic analyzer, and multi-function instrument that allows users to measure, visualize, generate, record, and control mixed-signal circuits of all kinds. This test and measurement device is small enough to fit in your pocket, but powerful enough to replace a stack of lab equipment, providing engineering professionals, students, hobbyists. and electronic enthusiasts the freedom to work with analog and digital circuits in virtually any environment, in or out of the lab. The analog and digital inputs and outputs can be connected to a circuit using simple wire probes; alternatively, the Analog Discovery BNC Adapter and BNC probes can be used to connect and utilize the inputs and outputs.
Driven by the free WaveForms software (Mac, Linux, and Windows compatible) software, Analog Discovery 2 can be configured to work as any one of several traditional test and measurement instruments including an Oscilloscope, Waveform Generator, Power Supply, Voltmeter, Data Logger, Logic Analyzer, Pattern Generator, Static I/O, Spectrum Analyzer, Network Analyzer, Impedance Analyzer, and Protocol Analyzer.