This week Dave and Chris discuss satellite communications, PCB milling, measuring RF, and uncertain datasheets. Please consider filling out our 2019 listener survey. We will do a drawing for DMMs, USB scopes and Amp Hour notebooks.
Pete Bevelacqua joins Chris to talk about antenna design and testing at companies like Apple, Boeing and Nest. Pete reviews what is required to take a design from an initial sketch all the way through FCC testing and deployment to the field.
JP Norair joins Chris to talk about setting up networks using LoRa transceivers and his work on the DASH7 standard. Also making antennas, consulting for startups and how solar storage might be moving to your roof.
We discuss the silliness behind spinning out and rebranding a company, let alone one that’s already had that happen once. Also Molex was bought, BoldPort makes beautiful PCBs, TI makes the LDC1000, the Peachy has some interesting low cost hacks and more!