Q-Track Engineering VP Authors QST Article


Q-Track VP of Engineering, Bob DePierre, in his ham shack.

Q-Track VP of Engineering, Bob DePierre, unwinds in his ham shack from a long day designing industry-leading indoor location hardware.

How does Q-Track’s talented wireless design team relax and unwind from creating industry-leading indoor location systems? By sharing that expertise with amateur radio operators everywhere!

The February 2015 issue of QST Magazine features an article by Q-Track VP of Engineering, Bob DePierre (K8KI), “Measure Your Receiver’s Digital Noise Reduction.” The article explains how to evaluate digital noise reduction techniques using an easy measurement technique accessible to most amateur radio operators. DePierre designs and implements Q-Track’s indoor location systems in a manner similar to the design of a high performance amateur radio receiver, with close attention to critical parameters like noise and sensitivity. He is responsible for the wireless design of each generation of Q-Track radio hardware over the last dozen years. The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) selected DePierre as a Technical Advisor in 2011 in recognition of his wireless expertise. The USPTO has acknowledged his inventiveness with the award of eight U.S. patents.

About QST: QST is a magazine for amateur radio enthusiasts. The mission of QST Magazine is to promote and advance the art, science, and enjoyment of Amateur Radio. Published monthly by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), QST Magazine has the highest circulation of any amateur-radio-related periodical (www.arrl.org/qst/).