W6TRW Club Meeting April 9th, 2024

Speaker Topic for this Month:

Two Projects in Amateur Television

Dylon Mutz, N6MX

Dylon is the W6TRW Amateur Radio Club 2024 President and Shackmaster. He graduated from CSU, Fullerton in 2015 with a B.S. in Computer Engineering and started his career at NG shortly after in digital design and verification. Dylon joined W6TRW around the same time and credits club members for everything he knows about RF. His interests and projects cover digital hardware, software, and RF. Dylon has also helped manage and participate in our Tower 2 refurb, and in the past two years, he has organized a number of work parties for new HF antennas, a complete re-build of our club’s satellite station, as well as implementing and assisting our repeater upgrades and Allstar nodes, and participating in the annual ARRL VHF contests. Dylon has also been a key member of the W6TRW Field Day team for the past few years.

Come hear Dylon N6MX’s talk about his experience getting into Amateur Television! Dylon will summarize some of the main things he’s learned and present two new and exciting ways he’s used to get on ATV. The first project combines the wideband Pluto SDR, a RTL-SDR dongle, and everyone’s favorite hobby computer, the Raspberry Pi, to build the “Portsdown” digital ATV transceiver! The second project uses inexpensive commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) drone hardware to get on 5.8GHz! Dylon will show the parts needed and how to put these systems together so you can get on the air too!

When: Tuesday, April 9th at 5:30 PM

Where: Northrop Grumman S-Cafe and Virtual Meeting on Zoom


Meeting ID: 827 9465 4895

Phone dial-in: 1 669 900 6833