Hackmiami @ DEFCON XX – July 26th-29-2012 – Las Vegas, NV

Hackmiami will be participating in DEFCON XX in Las Vegas, Nevada. Participation may vary as we receive approvals or rejection for talks or other submissions. We are hosting a contest in support of the Wireless Village. DEFCON XX will be EPIC and we hope to see you there.

More announcements (if applicable) via @hackmiami.

Homebrew Antenna Contest

As part of this years Wireless Village, Hackmiami will be hosting a contest for the upcoming DEFCON XX in Las Vegas, Nevada. The contest will be held in advance of the event and the prizes will be presented on Sunday, July 29th in the Wireless Village.

Contest specifics are:
Submit a homemade 2.4GHz WiFi band (2401-2483MHz) for performance testing.

Your antenna can be omni directional (radiates 360 degrees, usually a whip or rod radiator, monopole or dipole)

The antenna can be directional (radiates in one direction or multiple beamed directions, usually a patch, Yagi, Log Periodic, Conical, corner reflector or parabolic)

You antenna will be tested using a 6″ feedline terminated with SMA male or female, RP or standard.

Any antenna submitted with N type male or female will be set up using an adapter. If antenna arrives with any other connector type, it may be cut off and replaced with an SMA. Sender will be contacted.

Antenna maximum length in any direction is 45″
Antenna maximum weight is 15 Lbs

Omni directional antennas will be tested for elevation and azimuth-360.
Directional antennas will be tested for azimuth pattern and elevation pattern.
All antennas are tested for SWR/Return-Loss in the desired frequency range.
The SWR will be required under 2:1 ratio or equivalent RL.

Grading of antennas will be based on:

1. peak gain in the wanted direction.
A. omni-directional: at the horizon, and 360 degrees.
B Directional: Forward gain
C. SWR or R/L across the band.
D. Originality, uniqueness.
E. Gain performance to size and weight

All entrants are considered for commercial production feasibility and presented for factory production to interested parties, and profit share.

Submissions will open on May 11th – close on July 1st

Antennas to be shipped well packed to:

Trugain Antenna Lab 9500 NW 12 ST #3
Doral FL 33172.

Antennas will be returned within a week, post paid. (we pay the UPS back to sender)

The winner will receive a $200 Gift Card.