Free Radio Berkeley is an organization that provides technical support, training, design and manufacture of transmitter kits, which are being used by popular liberation struggle movements in a number of countries. I had been interested in getting more familiar with electronics hardware and have always found the ideal of "pirate radio" fascinating, so I took one of their transmitter building classes at FRB. During the class I got talking with Stephen Dunifer, founder of Free Radio Berkeley, about embedded software development. Soon after I was a regular around the shop working on a number of different projects.
- Developed transmitter firmware for network interface via a Lantronix XPort that allowed for getting and setting of transmitter settings and status
- Operation of oscilloscope to verify transmitter quality control
- Using function analyzer to debug firmware issues at the line voltage level
- Electronics workshop management: inventory, and organization