This is not a "up to date" website, nor a good web template at that either, 

but will give you a general idea of what's going on.  

May, 13, 2024 is today, 

and I'll update it one day.

2023 Accenture Entrepreneur Program, 2022 JP Morgan Chase Bank Entrepreneur, Nominated 9 times within 10 years by both The Executives Club of Chicago & Chicago Innovation Awards, IBM Business Partner, Intel Tech Provider, Microsoft Tech Provider, with active memberships with Nokia's NG Connect Group,  Facebook's Telecom Infrastructure Project, and the OpenAirInterface Alliance of Eurecom of France

What's happening in the year 2022 ... though today is May 13, 2024, ... "Infrastructure" is BEHIND

my buddy’s daughter is getting cancer treatment there, said it was a ransomware attack. 

Lurie Children’s Hospital says a ‘criminal threat’ 

forced the shutdown of its network 

WindyCitySDR Products

I'm invited to #Startup #City in partnership with the American Association for Clinical Chemistry's annual conference 

#aacc2022 a global scientific society dedicated to clinical laboratory science & DxPx Conference focusing on Diagnostics, Digital Health, 

Precision Medicine & Life Science Tool industries

July 2022 WindyCitySDR is now a member of MxDUSA:

May 5, 2022 @ MxDUSA

May 2, 2022 Informed by Pepperdine Graziadio Business School that

has progressed to the quarterfinals / round 2 of their annual competition #MostFundableCompanies #2022

WindyCitySDR is part of IBM Watson Build 2018: Phase 2

In lieu of IBMWatson #Build 2018 Phase 2, I packaged up a "WindyCitySDR v1 IBMCars LiveUSB"

ENABLING anyone the opportunity to create their own car2go zipcar carsharing uber lyft products

using IBMWatson IBMIoT IBMDeveloperall on IBMcloud with #ios & #android apps!

WindyCitySDR, as usual, proving celebrated "USA Tech Accelerators" = TechStars

are jokes but what's funnier is WHO "likes" it:

Events, I'll be attending, and "Projects" I'm finishing as follows:

October 16 - 17, 2018

London, England

April 28, 2018

This is STILL a work in progress but I've updated the IBM Blockchain 5G SDR LiveUSB from back in 12 May 2016 to the following

April 24 - 25, 2018

IoT Community Ideation Session 20180424

@ Nokia Bell Labs Sunnyvale, Ca

 I'm presenting Software Defined Radio before NG Connect Program/IoT Community members

around IoT developments in Utilities and Transportation

Adding all of the above to a 10Mhz - 6Ghz Wideband #SDR with NFC Reader/Writer, that can function as "Wireless POS", a "Wireless ATM" connectable to existing banking networks such as @Chase, and #DLT Platforms such as @Hyperledger @Ethereum @radixdlt @hashgraph @goquorum & #IOT

12 Dec 2017 I met the former CEO Chris Galvin who's father co-founded @Motorola while I was @Chi_Innovation 's event last night and didn't realize Chris Galvin 100% de-vested from @Motorola so this Crains Chicago Business @Motorola Cartoon makes sense

WindyCitySDR has been accepted into the Wireless Broadband Alliance New York Accelerator

Martin O'Shield, (left), with the former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

exhibiting to him a 10Mhz - 6Ghz SDR board

We thank The Linux Foundation for the Scholarship for the

Open Source Summit North America 2017 in Los Angeles, CA

and the IBM LinuxONE Emperor II Linux Only Mainframe

Martin O'Shield, Founder/CEO of

WindyCitySDR, a hardware/software start up

and member of Facebook's

"Facebook plans to eat the $500 billion telecom equipment market"

...manufactures wideband software defined radios consistent with the following statement of Darpa:

William Chappell, director of DARPA’s Microsystems Technology Office, states

The current practice of assigning fixed frequencies for various uses irrespective of actual, moment-to-moment demand is simply too inefficient to keep up with actual demand and threatens to undermine wireless reliability,”

WindyCitySDR current activities:

Getting's 5G-EmPOWER CONTROLLER, an open Mobile Network Operating system for SDN/NFV research and experimentation in mobile networks, working and installed on

... this LiveUSB since it Works with my SDR = gr-MRI

A Software Package for Magnetic Resonance Imaging package, created by Chris Hasselwander, which aids in the rapid implementation of available MRI spectrometers using Software-Defined Radios

Previous Activities:

WindyCitySDR demonstrating Software Defined Radio

@ University of Chicago's Gleacher Center's

Nobel Laureate Hall

Prototyping the 5G Air Interface on a Intel Compute Stick 

via Software Defined Radio

Milan Zivkovic's Masters Thesis

*RWTH Aachen University's Institute for theoretical Information Technology

5G Software Defined Radio Receiver

5G Software Defined Radio Transmitter

... working and updated to work with our LiveUSB documented below:


I updated our Windows 10 #IntelCompute Stick with #IBMBlockchain Investigator, Cyclos Online & Mobile Banking, & Hibiscus Banking, + SDR NFC R/W

HandHeldSDR, expandable to 10Mhz - 6Ghz, surpasses @RangeNetworks $2200 SDR1 Dev Kit

as pictured below:

WindyCitySDR packaged up a 

"Create #IBM Blockchain Software Defined Radio Financial Networks LiveUSB"

5G LiveUSB Transmitter / Receiver + 

Johannes Schmitz Networking Gnuradio Server / client 

updated to work with GnuRadio based on 

RWTH Aachen University's 

Institute for theoretical Information Technology

Milan Zivkovic's Masters Thesis 

Prototyping the 5G Air Interface in SDR: 

A Filter Bank Multicarrier Primer

5G software defined radio receiver WORKING 100% off of a LiveUSB based on Prototyping the #5G Air Interface!

Create 2G(GSM) - 4G(VoLTE) Software Defined Radio Mobile Phone Networks with Sip Server + 

4G/5G Databases + Apple's Darwin Streaming Server

+ IBM BlockChain Framework

SDR Bare Metal as a Service  

WindyCitySDR shall be presenting

"How to create 2G through 5G, & BEYOND, Software Defined Radio Mobile Phone Networks"

Linux Users Group at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Organizer of Flourish! 2016

Create #SDN #NFV #SDR #4G #5G networks

WindyCitySDR nominated to

ChicagoInno's TechMadness 2016 Bracket

Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise 

2G(GSM) - 4G (OpenIMS Core VoLTE) + 

Asterisk SIP Server + Yate / YateBTS + 4G/5G Databases + Apple's Darwin Streaming Server 

+ IBM BlockChain Framework / Demo App Marbles

WindyCitySDR has been accepted to the following Events



Venture Capitalists, angel investors, corporate VCs, CEOs, CFOs, & senior management of early stage and emerging growth ventures, technology transfer professionals and premium services firms

OpenBTS + OsmoTRX + SDR MIMO = Success!

OsmoTRX is reported to work much better in real life deployments 

than OpenBTS & YateBTS :-)

WindyCitySDR selected for 

Techweek LAUNCH Chicago Championship Competition 2015

The above pictured SDR MIMO device was demonstrated before

Infra-Red Keyboard + SDR MIMO + Finger Length Computer + Rechargable Battery 

MicroCenter WinBook TW801 + GNURadio Portable

Co-Presents with the Illinois Institute of Technology’s 

Presidential Lecture Series

Martin Cooper: The Birth and Death of the Cellular Phone

Monday, November 10th, 2014 3:30pm to 6:00pm @

  Herman Hall Ballroom

3241 South Federal Street  60616 Chicago , IL

It WORKS = Wideband HandHeldSDR 33Mhz - 4.4Ghz working with Windows Intel/AMD TouchScreen Devices

Windows (INTEL) Tablets running + HandHeldSDR +



HandHeldSDR Windows GSM SDR Base Station registering

2 mobile phones


" Meet the machines that steal your phone’s data "

    by Ryan Gallagher Sept 25 2013, 1:00pm EDT

Cost: $68,479 for the original Stingray; $134,952 for Stingray II.

Agencies: Federal authorities have spent more than $30 million on Stingrays and related equipment and training since 2004, according to procurement records. Purchasing agencies include the FBI, DEA, Secret Service, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Internal Revenue Service, the Army, and the Navy. Cops in Arizona, Maryland, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, and California have also either purchased or considered purchasing the devices, according to public records. In one case, procurement records (PDF) show cops in Miami obtained a Stingray to monitor phones at a free trade conference held in Miami in 2003.

Martin O'Shield, of WindyCitySDR,  shall be a Techweek New York 2014 Judge

WindyCitySDR shall be Demo'ing before

WindyCitySDR is a 

Microsoft Windows XP GSM Base Station GUI Teaser Video

Microsoft Windows XP / 7 / (Future) Azure Cloud /

Kinnect Platform  Compatible Handheld

Wideband Software Defined Radio

Microsoft Windows XP / Windows 7

GSM Scanner Software (Trial Edition)

*Future Windows 8 / Microsoft Cloud Azure / Kinnect Platform

Microsoft Windows XP / Windows 7 GSM Base Station Software (Alpha)

Demonstrating mobile Phone registered making a SIP call through Asterisk

Digium’s demonstration VoIP Servers before Motorola Solutions @ the Wireless Innovation Forum (listed below)

On March 11 - 13, 2014, before the

Wireless Innovation Forum's Software Defined Radio event:

WindyCitySDR demonstrating

Windows GSM Base Station @ the CriticalRF Booth

"WindyCitySDR one of the Top 5 Startups that MIssed the 2014 Techweek Chicago Launch Finals"

WindyCitySDR is a member of the following:

"The program aims to invent new services and business models that will break wireless operators out of the role of dumb pipe and give them a place in the value chain."

WindyCitySDR is a registered VoIP Provider with the

Illinois Commerce Commission allowing for the creation of traditional telecom infrastructure for a fraction of the "Traditional Cost"

What is a Software (Defined) Radio?

***A software radio is a wireless communications device that performs all of its signal processing in portable, application level software.  By simply running a different program, a software radio can become a cell phone,

wireless LAN, cordless phones, garage door opener or walkie-talkie.  The flexibility enabled by software radio also enables faster technology tracking, since standards upgrade are simply software downloads. 

Software radio is a multi-disciplinary systems effort, bringing together research in digital signal processing, communications, operating systems,  software engineering and algorithms.

"Research Challenges in Software Radio" ***1 hour video

Video from University of Washington TV 2001

 Per invitation WindyCitySDR exhibited

before the Innovation Zone of:

WindyCitySDR is finalizing assembly of wideband Software Radio MIMO devices to allow for the creation of "traditional STYLE infrastructure" similar to the following video / Mexican Newspaper article & beyond: &

The IIT (Illinois Institute of Technology) Real-Time Communications Lab in the School of Applied Technology is excited to be hosting a Satellite event for the Telecom Application Developers Hackathon (TADHack ) from 9:00 AM Friday, June 6 to 11:30 AM Saturday, June 7 in the Idea Shop on IIT’s Main Campus.

I know of several people/entities who shall be participating in this upcoming event

so why not you show up too :-)

Virtual School of Computational Sciences and Engineering Data Intensive Summer School

June 30 - July 2,  2014

University of Chicago's Research Computation Center

@ Regenstein Library

I've been accepted into the above as it, in my opinion, highly relates to:

Radio Waves = Lots of Bandwidth

Radio Waveforms = Requires HIGH Computation  (depending on Waveform such as CDMA)

The University of Chicago Research Computing Center, in partnership with Northwestern University, is one of 20 sites across the US that will host the Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering Data Intensive Summer School.

WindyCitySDR's 2nd year in a row

being accepted into Techweek Launch, but this time:

Previous demonstrations / presentations

(5th Appearance)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 @ 6:00 PM

Google Developers Group

Chicago Android (Google APIs, GAE)

351 W. Hubbard, Suite 701, Chicago, IL

Saturday, 04/05/2014

The University of Illinois at Chicago

3rd Floor Conference Center

Address: 750 S Halsted Street

Chicago, Illinois 60607

Lightning Talks!

On March 8, 2014, 

"Life Sustaining Conference" @

Martin O'Shield's Software Defined Radio Demonstration before

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Gleacher Center

The Entrepreneurship Thing

Monday, Nov 4, 2013, 3:00 PM until 8:30 PM

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Gleacher Center 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive

Chicago, Illinois 60611 USA

" Biology is in a Digital Age "

Now digital code & DNA code can rapidly convert one into the other. 

We can NOW send "Digital Life"

Charlie Rose interviewing Craig Venter October 23, 2013

:-) Okay, I am going to play with Micro Biology with the

SDR boards I'm producing through the Electromagnetic Waves :-)

"All life (as) we know is DNA Software Code/Software, or DNA driven Software. 

So what we did is after reading the genetic code and converting it to the ones and zeros on the computer, we went the other way.   We started with Ones and Zeros to see if we can recapitulate life from the gnome.  4 bottles of gnome, we wrote 4 million lines of code took over a cell, and created a new species based upon the software we wrote. The worlds of the genetic code, the chemicals A, C, G and T, are becoming interchangeable with the digital world, the ones and zeroes of computers, and we did this first with learning how to read the genetic code and converting the A, C, Gs and Ts into the computer code, and now we’ve been going the other direction, starting with ones and zeroes, re-writing the chemical code and then using that to create new life. So it’s a concept of the rapid interchangeability of DNA and digital information/(code), the applications (exists) that we can now send life at the speed of light;

send electromagnetic waves through the internet for example and recapitulate it at the other end

so in the future you’ll actually be able to download living things from your computer. "

John Jonelis of Chicago Venture Magazine review of

The MIT Enterprise Forum of Chicago

"The Future of Chicago Wireless Innovation"

Tuesday April 9, 2013 from 5:30 PM until 8:00 PM (CDT)

Citi Building - 2nd Floor (Ogilvie Transportion Center)

500 West Madison St

Chicago, IL 60661

"Martin, he show us new revolution.

But audience not understand it, 

so I translate in good English:

SDR stands for   Software Defined(s) Radio.

Say you got an AT&T phone and can’t get your call thru ‘cause there is no tower near you. But the guy sitting next to you babbles away it seems like forever on his phone.  He’s got Verizon or something—no problem for him. Makes you want to clobber him! Am I right?

I watch him set up his technostuff and show us. A member of audience makes call on AT&T phone. Martin catches it and sends it to other phone in room—Verizon phone. It rings. We see whole hookup happen on screen! Imagine you put it in every cell tower. Customer experience makes great leap!  Cost drops to basement!

He says defense department try to develop this and cannot do it. Then private industry makes one, but it turns out way too expensive. Martin, his cost is only 1,000 bucks—hand-made! I bet he can make it for $200 mass produce.

How so cheap?  Can you believe that inside your worn-out laptop computer is Intel chip or AMD chip—either one—and both got the guts to do this job?  He uses teeny-weeny circuit board, 100 dollar laptop, and USB thingamajig.  That is it!

So I pull Galaxy out of pocket and look this up. I find Forbes article that shows SDR is already used by hackers. That makes me wonder if I understand what I just hear.  I can see this technology is real. But is scary. Hacker can hurt you and you cannot shoot them. I give you link to article.

You think I make this stuff up? I see it happen! Come to my place and we talk summore. Ludditis Shots ‘n Beer. We got potato pancakes better than Lithuania. I not even charge for sixth beer. Sveikes! "

Defense Entrepreneurs Forum 2013

DEF 2013 brings together the brightest Military and

Civilian minds to share and promote innovation.

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive

Chicago, IL 60611

Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 8:00 AM -

Monday, October 14, 2013 at 11:30 AM (PDT)

The IIT RTC Conference and Expo is a globally recognized collaborative event, where industry and academia connect. Leveraging its unique academic setting, this annual conference brings together technical professionals and business executives from the data and telecommunications industry, standards bodies, policy and regulatory institutions, and academic educators and researchers to promote an open exchange of ideas to lead future development in the rapidly changing field of real-time communications.

October 15 – 17, 2013 Illinois Institute of Technology Herman Hall

Mobile Monday Chicago relaunched in 2009 and since has grown into one of

Chicago's biggest technology networking organizations and presents

Monday, October 28, 2013 

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


22 West Washington Street,  7th Floor

Chicago, Illinois

Martin O'Shield of WindyCitySDR will demonstrate Software Defined Radio on Android Devices.   On September 11, 2013  WindyCitySDR commenced manufacturing Wideband Software Defined Radio MIMO devices within the Chicagoland area. Martin has been demonstrating a Prototype Software Defined Radio Device that covers all the Industries Motorola once dominated.

The Entrepreneurship Thing

Monday, Nov 4, 2013, 3:00 PM until 8:30 PM

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Gleacher Center 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive

Chicago, Illinois 60611 USA

I shall be attending this event as well:

Martin O'Shield showing Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, a patented Software Defined Radio device

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations, and Business

Thursday, May 16, 2013  Panel Discussion

I've previously demonstrated/presented Software Defined Radio before the following:

Greetings WindyCitySDR

Congratulations! You have been accepted into Techweek's LAUNCH competition in Startup City! On June 28, Startup City will showcase 70 startups featuring new technologies across multiple industries.


Futurists: BetaLaunch(F:BL) 2013 TECH SHOWCASE

Bethesda, MD.  WindyCitySDR has been selected for inclusion in

THE FUTURIST MAGAZINE’s Futurists: BetaLaunch (F:BL), a technology and innovation showcase. Selected engineers, designers, and other future-makers will present their inventions to the 1,000 futurists expected to gather for WorldFuture 2013, the Society’s annual conference. The F:BL inductees receive a complimentary pass to the conference, to take place July19 at the Hilton, Chicago, where a Best In Show will be chosen.

Chicago Public Safety Technology Summit 2012

November 15, 2012 | Hyatt Regency Chicago

Bronzeville Visitor Information Center (3 Times)

Chicago Chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery

The Chicago Android & Google Technology Users Group (3 times):

October 20, 2012

March 20, 2013

June 16, 2013 &

AT&T Mobile App Hackathon - Chicago

I created a customized version of Linux to enable rapid deployments of GSM Software Defined Radio Mobile Phone Networks & beyond entitled:

AndroidSDRv1001.iso Bootable / Installable LiveDVD / USB

That's correct!  You can write complete Wireless/Radio Communication systems in software utilizing your General Purpose Processor, (Intel/AMD), to do layers the signaling processing of layers 1 through 3 entirely in software.