Decoding squeaks and whistles, the secrets of digital radio systems

We are pleased to invite Colin Sauze to talk about “Decoding squeaks and whistles, the secrets of digital radio systems.”

This meeting will be on Wednesday 7th December in Physics B, Physical Sciences Building, Aberystwyth University; view this on Open Street Map. The talk starts at 6.00pm. There will be refreshments available from 5.30pm in the Physics Foyer, outside Physics B.

Please secure your place by getting a free ticket on Eventbrite.

The event is free and open to everyone.

From wireless door bells and car key fobs to bluetooth/wifi to mobile phones, digital radio systems are key to much of our daily lives. Yet to most people they remain almost magic devices that transfer data through the air. This talk aims to demystify some of the principles
behind digital radio systems, reveal some of their history and show how you can listen to and decode their signals. There will also be a series of demonstrations using amateur radio equipment and software defined radio receivers.

Colin currently works as the Data Manager at the National Plant Phenomics Centre in IBERS. He studied for a PhD on power management in autonomous sailing robots at Aberystwyth between 2006 and 2011. After completing his PhD he worked as a postdoctoral robotic researcher and academic liaison officer for Software Alliance Wales in the Computer Science Department. Over the last two years he has developed an interest in amateur radio and is a fully licensed radio amateur.