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Free Radio Berkeley Visit / Bi-Quad WiFi Antenna Workshop

This month we have a combined meetup, on Tuesday July 12 (next week!).  We'll be touring Free Radio Berkeley and learning about building micropower neighborhood radio stations and wireless networks.  

Started as a challenge to the FCC's regulatory structure in 1993, Free Radio Berkeley evolved into an education and resource center for communities interested in operating their own radio networks.  A micropower FM broadcast station with a coverage radius of 12-15 miles can be put on the air for a cost ranging from $1000-$2000, and can maintain the free flow of news, information, ideas, cultural and artistic creativity at a local level.

We'll be talking with Free Radio Berkeley's founder, Stephen Dunifer, who is also teaching this month's mini-workshop:

Mini-Workshop:  Constructing a Bi-Quad Wifi Antenna 

with Stephen Dunifer

A hands-on workshop on the construction of a high gain directional wifi antenna known as a bi-quad. Using common materials and parts, the bi-quad is easy to assemble. You will gain experience in basic soldering and mechanical assembly.  

The hands-on portion of the workshop will be preceded by an introduction to antenna basics.

The workshop will be conducted by Stephen Dunifer, a broadcast and RF engineer with many years of experience in the design and development of RF equipment.

Cost of materials - $15.00

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  • Malcolm K.

    Thanks to all you came tonight!

    Here is the info about the cable you need to get to connect the antenna to your router. It is a Wifi Pigtail, N-plug to RP-SMA plug. Stephan got his at Blue Dot Supply but there should be many places on line where you can get them. Have fun and see you all next month :)

    July 12, 2011

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  • Anca
    East Bay Leader, Assistant Organizer,
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    Bay Area Meetup Manager, Assistant Organizer
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    Founder & Operations Manager, Organizer
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