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Hardware Hacking Village

Sponsored by SME, Inc.

Have you ever wanted to learn to solder? Stop by the Hardware Hacking Village and they will teach you about soldering and more.

Lockpick Village

Lockpicking is an art. Come into the Lockpick Village and let Adrian Crenshaw show you how to pick locks. Adrian will offer several classes so if you miss the first one, just wait a bit and he’ll start a new one.

Capture The Flag (CTF)

CTF red and blue team players compete against one another by exploiting known vulnerable machines. Each year we change the theme and rules, but one thing stays the same, we give out awesome prizes to the winners. Will it be you?

Amateur Radio Technician Test

We will be offering the Amateur Radio Technician’s Test on Sunday of the con this year between 10 am to Noon. If you would like to take the test, you will need to register on the FCC web site and get an FCC Registration Number (FRM). You will need your FRN when you come to take the test. You must also present a valid state or federal issued photo ID. If you do not have one, you will not be allowed to test.

The exam is free (no cost whatsoever to test). We will only be offering Technician level exams. No exams for General or Extra class will be given.

It pays to study as the tests are a way to gauge basic knowledge of amateur radio fundamentals, and more importantly, FCC rules and regulations, which are probably unfamiliar to most folks. There are countless places to study online for free, and numerous smart phones apps as well. I highly encourage anyone interested to study as much as possible, because taking the test blind usually ends in failure. Here is a common site most go to study: http://aa9pw.com/radio/

If you are running Linux, you can install an application called HamExam which pulls from the Test Question Pools. See your distribution’s repository for more information. You can also download the Test question pools from http://www.arrl.org/question-pools (PDF, plain text and Word Doc formats).

We will have one computer available on site for last minute FRN registrations, but we highly encourage everyone to register prior to arrival to speed things up.

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