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Ham Talk Live Episode 186 - Virtual Reality and Contesting

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by WB9VPG, Oct 16, 2019.

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  1. WB9VPG

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    Thursday (10/17) night on Ham Talk Live!, Jeri Ellsworth, AI6TK and Amy Herndon, AI6ZU from Tilt Five will be here to take your questions about using augmented reality in ham radio contesting! Their kickstarter campaign has taken off to build virtual reality systems to be used in gaming, but also for things like contesting. Be sure to tune in and ask your questions live!

    Tune into Ham Talk Live! Thursday night at 9 pm EDT (Friday 0100Z) by going to When the audio player indicates LIVE, just hit the play button!

    If you miss the show live, you can listen on demand anytime also at; or a podcast version is on nearly all podcast sites a few minutes after the live show is over. Some sites include Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, SoundCloud, and iHeart Podcasts; and it's also available on YouTube. A replay is also broadcast on WTWW 5085 AM on Saturday nights at approximately 6:30 pm Eastern.

    Be sure to CALL in with your questions and comments by calling 812-638-4261 live during the call-in segment of the show. You can also tweet your questions before or during the show to @HamTalkLive.

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  2. WW6DX

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    Hamsphere 4.0 already has virtual contesting (only without the Reality Goggles).
  3. K0YQ

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    I'm not worthy.
  4. KB2WVO

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    not to fire up a big thing here...
    have you checked out what she is working on ??? its sickness at its best.... from what ive seen in vids..
    it isnt your normal VR setup...

    i think its awsome how far they have come in a few years with it..
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  5. WW6DX

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    Nope, not really. I will listen in to the podcast though. Just noting that there is virtual radio contesting that doesn't require wearing VR gear...
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  6. WN1MB

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    There's no virtue in virtual.
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  7. N3HEE

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    They definitely have some interesting ideas. Jerri has already hooked up her IC-7610 to her AR software and can scroll through the bandscope in 3D. Not sure where AR will come into play in contesting or ham radio in general ? Remote multi op contesting using AR seems to make sense to me? Looking forward to seeing what other innovations comes through using AR related to ham radio.
  8. KD8TNF

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    My goodness virtual contesting, why not the real thing. What next then: CALL OF DUTY -7200 SATURDAY AFTERNOON - "with over two hours of harvested audio from K9RSY"
  9. WB9VPG

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    That's my fault. It shouldn't have been "virtual" but rather "augmented".
  10. AA9G

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    Your comment is proof you have no idea what Jeri is even doing.
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