Register now for the SARL Radio Technology in Action Symposium to be held at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth on 1 September 2012.
The event features an exciting keynote address by Jason Manly of SKA South Africa.
He will discuss the road to the world’s largest science instrument, the Square Kilometre Array. There’ll be a specific focus on South Africa’s part in this project, both from technical and human capital development viewpoints. South Africa’s own KAT-7 and 64-dish MeerKAT arrays that are currently being deployed in the Karoo will be described in some detail along with how these are leading towards the SKA. The SKA itself will consist of three separate array types built in two phases over multiple continents. What does the right to host this premier international instrument mean for South Africa and Africa in general?
Jason told SARL NEWS: “With my background in signal processing, there’ll probably be a bit of a bias towards SDR, but I’ll keep it interesting describing everything from antenna feeds and reflector design to signal transport and data post processing, with a few slides about the science goals thrown in for good measure!”
We promised that the Port Elizabeth RTA would have a very special keynote. We are able to deliver on that promise with a very special hour.
The rest of the programme will follow the programme presented at the Durban and Gauteng RTA with plenty of hands-on type presentation.
Pre-booking is recommended to ensure that enough 80 metre experimental SDR kits and CD’s are available. It also assists with the catering. A registration form can be downloaded from www.sarl.org.za as well as a detailed programme. Pre-booking closes on Thursday evening. So do not delay. All persons who pre-book will take part in an additional draw for the ARRL Basic Antenna book.
You can register at the venue on Saturday morning but pre-booking is preferred.