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Gerard de Jong



Software developer and consultant with over a decade’s experience building information systems. Holds a Master’s Degree in IT from the University of Pretoria and is a member of Mensa. Speaker at software development conferences such DevConf, Java Africa, LinuxConf[ZA] etc.

Title: Hacking satellites with Software Defined Radio (SDR)

In this no holds barred down introduction to Software Defined Radio (SDR) you’ll learn how you can write software to hack remote control security gates, track ships at sea, code your own aircraft radar, and ultimately how to download data directly from various satellites in low earth orbit with nothing more than a cheap USB dongle and a makeshift antenna.