Citizen Sensing Systems: Matthew Biederman

Sensing the Spectrum

24. February 2016
Ljubljana, Slovenia

This workshop by the polyvalent artist Matthew Biederman will introduce the fundamentals of exploring the electromagnetic spectrum through the use of a Software Defined Radio (SDR).



In this workshop we look at the history of SDRs, some RF Theory as well as a hands-on approach using R820T2 tuner based USB dongles. We’ll listen to a variety of modes and modulations and descramble some of the radio jargon. No prior experience with radio is necessary, just a desire to explore and understand the invisible architecture of the spectrum.

Each participant will be supplied with an RTL-SDR USB Dongle w/ telescoping antenna. Please bring headphones and a laptop w/ USB2.0 interface, booting either Windows 7/8/10 or Ubuntu/Fedora/Debian etc.

Apply at: Participation: 25 EUR with the RTL-SDR dongle (recommended), 5 EUR if you do not wish to keep the dongle (you can decide later). The workshop is held in English.

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