I’ve counted just among people who I’ve met, two groups at Harvard and
two groups at MIT who are using or plan to use GNUradio on the USRP. I
know of a couple of others who are interested in using it but are
waiting for a bit more software to be available for amateur radio use.
I wonder if an in-person meetup would be useful, or at least enjoyable.
For the academics, it’s probably best to do this between semesters, in
January. I can arrange a space for up to fifteen or so people at the
Harvard Wireless Club without any hassle, could probably get a bigger
room if need be. But I am not insisting it be at Harvard.
Topics I’d like to cover would be a show-n-tell of the USRP2, some info
on other gnuradio devices, perhaps short summaries by each participant
of their projects or interests, and perhaps even an in-depth
presentation. Lastly, we could have a ‘swap-meet’ where boards are
bought-sold-traded, cables, enclosures, antennas, components, etc.
It could also be a good place for personal inter-networking. business
card exchange and so forth.
If you think this is a good idea or bad, etc., air your views here on
the forum. If you just want to say “I am interested”, drop me some
private email. Once we get a core group of people who would be working
on this, I’d move traffic off this list in order to keep the noise down.
rkeyes at fas dot harvard dot edu