Signals Analysis with SDR

Come out to Unallocated Space Tuesdays, April 4th though 25th, 2017 from 7pm to 10pm for an introduction to radio frequency (RF) signal analysis. This 4 week class will cover locating, identifying, demodulating, and decoding common RF signal types.

If you plan on attending the class, please fill out the survey here: https://goo.gl/forms/FayZrcWalagjmauf2

Week 1: We will make sure everybody’s system is working. We will decode some basic signals just for test purposes. If you are sure your Linux system is working with the tools mentioned below you can skip this session.

Week 2: We will cover the various modulation types and digital encoding schemes. This will include learning to listen for digital signals, and visually identify them on the waterfall.

Week 3: We will practice decoding several different types of signals. We will also touch on how to use the GNU Radio Companion.

Week 4: We will look at reverse engineering some FSK and ASK/OOK type signals. We will use different tools such as Baudline and Waveconverter

Please bring the following hardware items:

    An SDR capable of receiving between 50MHz and 1GHz (almost all RTL-SDRs cover this range, and any of the more expensive SDRs will cover this range as well, except for the BladeRF)
    An omni-directional antenna
    “Aux cable” (3.5mm “headphone” connector on both ends)
    A fairly powerful laptop or desktop (At least 2 cores clocked over 2GHz, 4GB RAM) Sorry, that old laptop you got for $50 at the hamfest won’t cut it.

Please have the following software installed BEFORE class:

    Your favorite Linux distro on a dedicated partition. NO virtual machines! Linux beginners, please install Ubuntu.
    Any drivers necessary to run your SDR
    GNU Radio
    GQRX
    fldigi
    QSSTV
    pulse audio volume control

There are resources for how to install all of the above software online. Please have it installed before class, the network cannot handle everyone downloading that stuff all at once.

Due to the unpopularity of the CTF I may not host it this time. I will consider hosting it at a later date separate from the class if enough people request it.

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March 25th ~ Another 12Hr Epic LAN Party!!!

Yes, we're bringing you another epic twelve hours of gaming and fragging fun!!

Bring a dish or snacks to share, if you wish, and we'll have a spread for lunch and snacking! We'll likely order pizza around the dinner hour, so bring $5-10 to get in on that action. 

Bring your gaming rig, whether laptop or desktop, your **UPDATED** games/clients/OS, potluck item(s), and an appetite for destruction and mayhem (virtual, that is.) 

Schedule

  •   12pm – 2pm Setup
  •   2pm – 5pm Free Play (we'll see what people are interested in) 
  •   5pm – 6pm Minecraft Hunger Games Style Deathmatch
  •   6pm FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
  •   6pm ~ 7pm TBD Tournament 'Hot Seat' + Dinner Break
  •   7pm- 12am Free Play (we'll see what people are interested in)

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UAS 24Hr Hackathon

We're doing this crazy thing called a hack-a-thon all over again! We'll be working on a multitude of different projects and have plenty for everyone in every skillset so come on out and spend some quality time collaborating as we BUILD some great things together. 
 

Schedule: Saturday March 4th – Sunday March 5th:

 * 12 – 12:30pm: We'll be teaching some basics to get you started with Git.  
 * 12:30 – 1pm: We'll go over all the various projects and task options to help you figure out what you would like to work on and also a bit of "how to hack-a-thon". 
 * 1pm (on Saturday): Hackathon begins! Beware the wompster. (This is a thing.) 

 * 1pm (on Sunday): We'll call it done, and have our closing and raffle for those who registered. (You don't have to be present to win as long as you registered with an email for us to contact you.) 

 

Don't forget to register: https://goo.gl/forms/5ZmdrbmxhEeCIGTB3

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Techno-Swap-Fest – Join Unallocated Space! 2/25

On Saturday, February 25th 9AM-2PM, National Electronics Museum (NEM) will be holding it’s 8th Annual Techno-Swap-Fest. This is a perfect opportunity to meet people with similar interest, find what your looking for, trade up, trade down, or donate what you don’t need. All entrance proceeds support the National Electronics. Adults $5, Kids under 16 FREE.

The UAS is a club sponsor and will be attending this event. Don’t forget to visit us! We will be more then happy to tell you about the exciting things we do. We will be bartering, selling and accepting donates at this event, as well be entering in a contest for the most unusual, least useful, best dust collector item, so come out and see what it is.

Date & Time: Saturday, April 25th at 9am-2pm.

Location: National Electronics Museum, 1745 W Nursery Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090, United States

Learn more at https://www.meetup.com/Unallocated-Space/events/236366485/ .

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This Saturday, Feb 4th ~ 12Hr Epic LAN Party!!!

Yes, we're bringing you another epic twelve hours of gaming and fragging fun!!

Bring a dish or snacks to share, if you wish, and we'll have a spread for lunch and snacking! We'll likely order pizza around the dinner hour, so bring $5-10 to get in on that action. 

Bring your gaming rig, whether laptop or desktop, your **UPDATED** games/clients/OS, potluck item(s), and an appetite for destruction and mayhem (virtual, that is.) 

Schedule

  •   12pm – 2pm Setup
  •   2pm – 5pm Free Play (we'll see what people are interested in) 
  •   5pm – 6pm Minecraft Hunger Games Style Deathmatch
  •   6pm FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
  •   6pm ~ 7pm TBD Tournament During Dinner Break + PRIZES!!!!!
  •   7pm- 12am Free Play (we'll see what people are interested in)

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LEGO Day SUN 12/4

​All LEGO enthusiast, their families and children (ages 4 & up) are welcome to join Unallocated Space for a fun filled evening of building and discovery! This fun event includes some of the following activities:

Featuring

  • Building with LEGOs!
  • Discover with LEGOs!
  • Swapping LEGOs!

LEGO Day is also a great opportunity to:

  •  Show Off Your Designs
  • Discuss LEGO Events / Communities
  • Donate LEGOs to Unallocated Space (for Future Events)
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Blockchain Hack Night This Sunday

Have you ever wondered about Blockchains, the technology behind Crypto-currencies like Bitcoin? The Blockchain Education Network (BEN) is putting together a Hack Night this Sunday at 3pm to teach about Blockchain Technology! Come on by and expand your knowledge! Meetup Event Page

During this hacknight, we’ll give participants access to APIs and toolkits provided by IOTA, SIA, Chain, and Netki. Participants will also be able to directly connect with developers from these companies through BEN’s Slack channel to get any questions they may have answered.

If you have any ideas or input, please let us know!

Description: The Blockchain Education Network is hosting a global educational gauntlet which is a blockchain accelerator that shines a global spotlight on applications developed throughout November to get the mentor-ship participants need to take their ideas and projects to the next level. Get questions answered by blockchain developers and have your project reviewed by blockchain Venture Capitalists.

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Unallocated Post Thanksgiving Pot Luck SUN 11/27

Greetings everyone!!!!!!

Unallocated Space would like to welcome everyone to the Space on November 27th at 11am-6pm for an after Thanksgiving pot luck!! Every year we all make way to much food, and lets face it not all of it gets eaten! So, lets feed our fellow hackers, and anyone else who wants to show and have a great time with games and music too.


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Demonsaw – Learn About Anonymous Information Sharing SAT 11/26

​Come out to Unallocated Space on Saturday, Nov 26th at 2pm to talk about online anonymity and what it means to others with our friend Eric J. Anderson "Eijah". Eijah is a C++ programmer by day and a hacker by night and founder of Demonsaw. 

Most recently he was a Senior Programmer at Rockstar Games where he created GTAV and Max Payne 3. 

Demonsaw is a secure and anonymous information sharing application that makes security simple and gives you back control of your data.

https://www.demonsaw.com

http://meetu.ps/e/CbZ3b/bkJ5K/d

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Solder Class TUE 11/8: 7pm – 10am

Have you ever wanted to learn how to solder? Come to Unallocated Space on Tuesday, November 8th at 7pm. We will walk you through the basics of safe soldering. You will be assembling the SparkFun WeevilEye kit. We have plenty of kits on hand, so come on by to this free event and gain a new skill!

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