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The Bay Area SDR Meetup serves as a forum to exchange knowledge and ideas related to Software Defined Radio (the software and hardware), and generally aims to get people excited about all the applications that can be realised with the technology. At each meetup, attendees have the opportunity to present their work/ideas to the group.

Engineers, enthusiasts, hobbyists and people of all experience levels are welcome, no matter what your software/hardware background. Everyone is welcome to submit their ideas/presentations to the pool. For each meetup, a fixed number will be chosen to fit the format. Currently there will be a short show-and-tell section, followed by two 20 minute presentations (e.g. an introduction to an SDR topic and analysis of a mystery signal), and then to conclude a 40 minute in-depth presentation on an application. Suggestions/alterations to this format are welcome of course!

Meetup locations alternate between the South Bay and San Francisco. Meetup presentations will be recorded and posted online (although you can opt out if you wish).


This is primarily organized as a Meetup Group. Check there for the upcoming meets. Generally, Cyberspectrum meets monthly, with the location alternating between SF and somewhere in Silicon Valley.


Balint Seeber @spenchdotnet

Email: balint and the digits two five six at gmail

Getting started with SDR[edit]

We sometimes have SDR newbie labs. You could schedule one, if you like! If you do it, people will come.

You can buy a very capable SDR receiver for about $20. Then, work through a couple tutorials and labs: