Announcement re TR20V

Excuse this interruption to our transmission, while we rectify a problem in the space-time continuum.  Normal Technorama service will be restored shortly.

Until then, you can

30 June TR Tuesday at 1830: Our virtual platform, and Five Tricks for Phones and OB

Our End Of Financial Year present to you is two things you’ve always wanted:

  • What to expect from TR20V, and how everything bolts together before you get there
  • how you can use some online technologies to help your station do better radio

Along the way we’ll talk about audio (and video) conferencing programs, echo cancellers, Discord and Zoom, studio interfacing, and lots more.

Many of our members struggle with phone line interfaces (hybrids), connecting to the console (mix-minus) and managing audio on delay.  Working from home and managing multiple presenters hasn’t made life easier.

We show you some of the best cheap problem solvers you can use.

Sign up here!

TR20V – The fully VIRTUAL Technorama event

Plus, we’ll start with an intro to what we’re doing at Technorama TR20V on 4 July.   Not only is TR20V REALLY exciting and pioneering work, the program is a killer for attendees at all levels.

Bonus:  just like this Technorama Tuesday webinar, you can attend TR20V from home and choose your own catering.  And members really save, so become a member of Technorama if you’re not already.

Successful registration for TR20V segment

Thank you for registering as a participant in Technorama TR20V.

This page confirms that your registration through Gumroad was correctly handled.


Before the event, you will receive an email that contains the link for the event, active from 4 July.

Right now

If you haven’t done installation of the platform, you WILL want to go to the TR20V event information and downloads page (to get the document that shows how to set up your devices and be ready).


TR20V Status and recovery page

TR20V system status information

Current status is:   GLUU login process is not sending password emails to some users

Impact: users cannot get credentials to authenticate with system.  Discord access will most likely be blocked.  Session links in Grenadine will be masked.

Extent: users who have already been able to set passwords and who have been able to log on (at least once) will not be affected.  New users who have not set passwords will be unable to access systems.

If you cannot connect to the system then please bear with us.  The US team will start work on this overnight (Australian time).  It should be fixed by morning.

If the problem persists, then the link to Grenadine (the schedule) will be placed here, and the link to the Zoom webinar for the first sessions will be in Grenadine.

The Discord server is here and details on how to get into Discord are here.

Last update:  2020-0704 0922 AEST

What happens on this page

This is the page where we will post last minute or recovery instructions if there is a glitch in the space-time continuum.

Because we can’t run down the corridor to move everyone if there’s a technical problem, you should come back to this page to check if something is wrong (assuming that we know… and we will).

During TR20V we will update this page if we need to tell you about

  • a failure
  • a recovery process
  • an emergency link to allow sessions to continue
  • where we put the answers to the quiz.   No, not really.  Sorry.  That’s always going to be secret.

Program changes and session links

All program updates and the links to all sessions will be in Grenadine.   If there is a change to the program, then Grenadine will be updated.

Please follow this link to Grenadine.


Technorama TR20V preparation and download page

Preparation for the virtual event

Welcome to TR20V. You are truly pioneering, and we hope the experience will be pleasant and interesting.

Your TR20V team has constructed a virtual convention centre using some well developed software packages.  Access to the virtual centre uses the email address that you provided when you registered.  Think of it as your conference badge.

That email address is also the way that we will let you know if there are any last-minute changes, and inform you of any problems with the system on the day.

The system status and recovery information page is here.

Read me and setup instructions

The pdf that tells you everything you need to know, and how to install it is right here.  Follow the instructions as soon as you can to ensure that you’re not caught out at the start of TR20V.   It will take about 10 minutes if everything goes OK.
Last updated: Fri, 03 Jul 2020 09:49:06 +0000 UTC

Next steps

On Friday 3 July, we will sent you a note to confirm that the building is open for inspection (via Discord), and you may log on and enter to get familiarised.

Firstly though (and once you have registered for the event) you should download the installation information document, and follow the instructions to install (or confirm that you have installed) the following software:

  • Discord
  • Zoom
  • YouTube

Once those components are installed (where needed) and tested, you will be good to go.

Why do this now?

The pre-TR20V installation process ensures you will have all the software that is needed, and please don’t leave it until the start of the event.  You will miss out on the opening if you do.

One thing we do know about a virtual convention centre:  there’s no easy way to communicate if something goes wrong.  In a real space we would tell you that the fire alarm had gone off, or the room had to be evacuated, or the power had mysteriously gone off.  Someone would lead you down the corridor to another room, and sessions would pick up.

By installing the software now, you’ll be good to go.

What else can you tell me?

Further information on the products and test instructions is behind these links:

Zoom system requirements for Windows, macOS and Linux

System requirements for YouTube

System requirements for Discord





TR20V Women’s and GNC Forum – free event

Technorama is serious about encouraging diversity

The Technorama TR20V Women’s and GNC Forum offers a safe space and platform to identify and discuss opportunities and obstacles faced by Women and GNC people who are engaging in the technology sphere.

The forum will provide a chance to come together and workshop ideas on how to improve the opportunities available and representation of Women and GNC in the Radio Technology Industry.

Recommendations and actions will be taken from this meeting and will be fed back to Technorama and other sector bodies to help facilitate change and development in the Community Media Sector.

Where we will meet

The Forum will take place from 1745 to 1845 during the Technorama TR20V event, during the dinner break.

In the coming week we will send details of how to set up for the event, and what you will need to do to participate in the Forum.

No charge

There is no charge for this event, and you don’t have to be a member of Technorama.

Bonus – stay for dinner and the Quiz Night

Attendees of the Women’s Forum are welcome to join us after the TR20V sessions, engage in the Forum, and stay for the Quiz Night.  You’ll love the catering:  it’s whatever you bring.

How does this work?

We have a very clever collection of online tools that, together, provide an experience that’s like a real conference.  You learn, you talk with colleagues, you hang out in the bar, and you get the benefits of an event but without the travel.

What does it cost?

Nothing to attend the Women’s and GNC Forum.   If you’d like to attend TR20V itself (which includes the Forum – you don’t have to register for both) you’ll find registration  here.

Ready to sign up?

Then click the button just below this and follow the prompts to do the safe sign up via Gumroad.

Sign up for TR20V Women’s and GNC Forum

VERY important notes:
1. The Gumroad signup page will ask you if you’d like to pay additional.  You may leave the field at $0.

2. When you complete the transaction, you’ll receive an email with a view content link to the TR20V Women’s and GNC Forum.  That is your personal link to the event.  The link won’t work yet, because the building isn’t open – it’s just like buying a ticket to a concert.  You get the music on the day… please be patient.  We’ll open the TR20V virtual space a few days before the event so that you can test that everything is working.

And just like buying a concert ticket:  keep the link secure.  It will only work for one person at a time on the day, and you don’t want to get locked out.