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Forums Schedules 2004
FRIDAY, May 14, 2004
8:15-9:30 Techniques of the Best Operators Room 1
Moderator: Mitch Stern, W1SJ
Basics: FM Repeater Operation and Unlearn Bad FM Habits, - Mitch Stern, W1SJ
Emergency / Public Service Communications â Mitch Stern, W1SJ and Anthony Pazzola, W2BEJ
How to Help the Experts
Contesting: A Great Way to Sharpen Skills â Mitch Stern, W1SJ
9:45-12:00 TAPR/Digital Forum Room 1
9:45 â 10:00 Introduction and TAPR Update John Ackerman, N8UR
10:00 â 11:00 Software Defined Radio Update Steve Bible, N7HPR and guests
11:00 â 11:15 TAPR Time and Frequency Projects John Ackerman, N8UR
11:15 â 12:00 To be announced
12:15-1:45 ARRL, Ham Radio and Law
Welcome/Introduction: (Ohio SGL Reuben Meeks, W8GUC) Room 1
TITLE: HOW GRASSROOTS ACTION GETS LAW MAKERS REACTION
MODERATOR: Dick Mondro, W8FQT, Vice Director Great Lakes Division.
INTRODUCTION: Jim Weaver, K8JE, Director Great Lakes Division.
HOW TO INFLUENCE CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES - Chris Imlay, W3KD,
General Counsel ARRL (Our Man in Washington.
GETTING STATE LEGISLATORS TO WORK WITH US - Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF, Vice
Director New England Division.
TIGHTEN THAT CINCH & GO DO IT! - Jim Haynie, W5JBP, President ARRL.
2:00-5:00 Antenna Technology Room 1
Bill Parker, W8DMR, âThe Basics of How Antennas Workâ
Dean Straw, N6BV, âSelective Terrain Studies for Optimum HF Station Performanceâ
Tom Rauch, W8JI, âThe W8JI Antenna Notebookâ
Rudy Severns, N6LF, âAn Investigation Into Ground Systems for Best HF Performanceâ
Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, âPropagation Software Reviewâ
8:15-9:15 AOR Demonstrates Digital SSB Room 2
Moderator: Jeff Reinhardt, AA6JR
Speaker: Melissa Reinhardt, KD6BIT
Taka Nakayama, KW6I
9:30-10:30 Collins Radio Room 2
Moderator: David Knepper, W3ST
Secretary to the Collins Radio Association
Publisher of the Collins Journal
10:45-11:45 QRP Room 2
Moderator: Ken Evans, W4DU, Vice Pres. QRP ARCI
Speaker: Jim Stafford, W4QO
George Dobbs, G3RJV
Jim Stafford, W4QO - Topic: "WHY QRP?" An over view of the fun that QRP operating can be
George Dobbs, G3RJV - Topic: "QRP and Building" Ideas on simple rigs that you can build.
12:00-1:15 Kit Building Room 2
Joe Eisenberg, K0NEB
1:30-3:00 Teacherâs Workshop with Carole Perry Room 2
Moderator: Carole Perry, WB2MGP
Speakers: Dan Miller, K3UFG
3:15-5:00 AM Forum Room 2
Moderator: Dale Gagnon, KW1I
Program: AM International Update
Great Lakes Area AM Activity - People, Rigs, Events and Issues , Speaker - Steve Marquie, W8TOW
Restoration of a Collins 30-FX Transmitter, Speaker - Don Benecchi, K1DC
8:15-9:15 Lightning Protection Room 3
Speaker: Ron Cohen, K3ZKO, brings his 32 years of experience in the Two-Way Radio field performing Grounding and Lightning Protection at remote radio locations. Learn how to direct the lightning away from your equipment and house.
9:15-10:30 APRS Room 3
Topic: An Introduction to APRS
Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU
10:45-11:45 Gordon West Room 3
Moderator: Gordon West, WB6NOA
12:00-2:00 Amateur Radio and the Law Room 3
Moderator: Jim OâConnel ARRL Volunteer Counsel
Speakers: Chris Imlay, W3KD, ARRL General Counsel
Fred Hopengarten, K1VR, ARRL VC and Author
Tim Ellam, VE6SH, IARU VP
Jay Bellows, K0QB, ARRL Dakota Division Director
Topic: Amateur Radio and the Law, âGetting It Up and Keeping It UPâ
A forum discussion by amateur radio attorneys on legal issues of interests to hams: How to avoid restrictive covenants, present your case for a tower permit, plus info on the latest court rulings on RFI, PRB-1 and towers. Also details on the Home Land Security Program and how hams play a critical support role.
2:15-3:30 ARES, Recovery of the Shuttle Columbia Room 3
Moderator: Ron Hishiro, AH6RH
Speaker: Army Curtis, AE5P
Kevin Anderson, KD5CCH
Kimo Chun, KH7U
Army Curtis AE5P and Kevin Anderson KD5CCH will present on amateur radio operations activated during the recovery of the Shuttle Columbia, Febrary 2003.
Army Curtis, AE5P, is an ASM for the NTX Section, Secretary/Treasurer of Deep East Texas Skywarn and Nacogdoches Amateur Radio Club, and the trustee of the club's repeaters. Army led the Amateur Radio effort in Nacogdoches during the first week of the Columbia recovery operation.
Kevin Anderson, KD5CCH, is the President of Deep East Texas Skywarn, which conducted the amateur radio operations for the recovery of Columbia. Kevin will cover the role that EchoLink played during the effort.
3:45-5:00 10-10 International Forum Room 3
Moderator: Gerry Gross, WA6POZ, #21274, 10-10 Data Manager
Speaker: Chuck Imsande, W6YLJ, #19636, 10-10 President
Topic: 2004 The State of 10-10, Become or stay active in the years of declining sun spots
Upcoming activities, Board Meeting and Elections
8:15-9:15 6 Meters Room 4
Moderator: Ken Neubeck, WB2AMU
9:30-10:30 Proper Grounding Techniques Forum Room 4
10:45-11:45 Short Vertical Antennas and Ground Radials Room4
Moderator: Joel Kleinman, N1BKE
Speaker: Jerry Sevick, W2FMI, author of Transmission Line Transformers and many other books and articles,
Introduction by Joel Kleinman, N1BKE, Managing Editor, QST
12:00-1:00 RF Safety Room 4
1:30-2:45 YLRL Room 4
Moderator: Kay Eyman, WA0WOF
Speaker: Cheryl Muhr, N0WBV, YLRL President
The program will feature YLRL convention news, a new YLRL award for DXCC-YL, visiting DX YLs, YL DXpeditioners, and other current activities.
3:00-5:00 County Hunter Room 4
Moderator: Bob Voss, N4CD
Speakers: Lori Peerenboom, KC8HWV
Fran Theisen, W8XYL
Steve Morton, AA8HH
Part 1) County Hunting Introduction and Update
40 meter Activity Report / Antennas
CW County Hunting, by Bob Voss, N4CD
Part 2) Tales of County Hunting, by Steve Morton, AA8HH
Part 3) The YL perspective on County Hunting, by Fran, W9XYL, and Lori, KC8HWV
Part 4) New County Hunting Awards
Part 5) Open Forum / Question and Answer Session
SATURDAY, May 15, 2004
8:15-9:45 AMSAT Room 1
Moderator: Barry BAINES, WD4ASW, VP-Field Operations, AMSAT-NA
Rick HAMBLY, W2GPS "AMSAT OSCAR-Echo Project Spring 2004 Status Report"
Gould SMITH, WA4SXM "Echo-From an Operator's Point of View"
Frank BAUER, KA3HDO "AMSAT's Future Role in Human Spaceflight Exploration-ARISS, the Moon and Mars"
10:00-12:00 FCC Room 1
Moderator: William T. Cross
Public Safety and Private Wireless Division Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Federal Communications Commission
And Riley Hollingsworth, FCC, Enforcement Division.
12:15-2:30 ATV; Amateur Television, Fast Scan type Room 1
Moderator: Bill Parker, W8DMR
Dr. David Clingerman, W6OAL, Speaker
Dr. Ralph E. Taggart, WB8DQT, Speaker
Bill Brown, WB8ELK, Speaker
2:45-5:00 SSTV Room 1
Moderator: Dr. Don C. Miller, W9NTP
Speakers: Mike Tallent, W6MXW; âThe Evolution of SSTV (Hardware to Software)â
Yoshi Nishimura, JA6URL; âThe AOR ARD9800 Digital Voice / SSTV Hardware Systemâ
Dave Jones, KB4YZ; âUsing DIGTRX (RDFT) Softwareâ
8:15-9:15 Hallicrafters Collectors Forum Room 2
Moderator: JIM DIEGUEZ , WB8DML
Speaker: Duane Fischer, W8DBF
9:30-11:30 Drake Forum Room 2
Moderator: Don Spillman, W8NS
Speakers: Sindre Torp, LA6OP, WORLDS LARGEST COLLECTOR OF DRAKE RADIOS, SLIDE PRESENTATION.
HISTORY OF DRAKE:
1- BY BILL FROST, WD8DFP, ALL OF US KNOW BILL.
QUESTION AND ANSWERS ON REPAIRS AND UPDATES:
2-W8PU, GARY, HE HAS BEEN THERE SINCE WE STARTED, MANY YEARS AGO.
3-WA8SAJ, JEFF, BEEN WITH US FROM THE START.
4-POSSIBLY, BOB SHERWOOD, FROM SHERWOOD ENGINERING, MODS FOR DRAKE RADIOS..
5-RILEY HOLLINGSWORTH, FROM THE FCC.
6- AND OF COURSE K8FFO, STEVE WILL BE A PART OF THIS HISTORY MAKING SESSION
11:45-1:45 Youth In Amateur Radio Room 2
Moderator: Carole Perry, WB2MGP
With; Hargobind Khalsa, AB0YL, age 14, âBuilding New Equipmentâ
Nitkin Shankar, KC0NDS, age 13, âPeer Elmeringâ
Rebecca Rich, KB0VVT, age 16, âHalf A Life In Amateur Radioâ
Aubri Keith, KG4LTB, age 14, âContesting For Beginnersâ
Hugh Stone Fish, KC2LKB, age 15, and Gerry Gugger, KC2LEJ, age 14, âSetting Up A School Amateur Radio Clubâ
Heather Heininger, KB9ZLB, age 18, and Jake Gerber, age 16, and Adel Brown, KB9OOC, age 14, âSimulating A Net With The Audienceâ
2:00-5:00 VHF / UHF Forum Room 2
Moderator: Warren Elly, W1GUD
8:30-9:45 ARRL Forum Room 3
Celebrating 90 Years and Planning for the Future.
Moderator: Jim Weaver, K8JE, Great Lakes Division Director
The Principal speaker is: Jim Haynie, W5JBP, President
10:00-11:30 SATERN Forum Room 3
Moderator: AA8EI Tony Dacres, who hosts this event for The Salvation Army in Ohio.
WW9E Major Patrick McPherson, National Director for SATERN.
VE3NUZ Major Rick Shirran, Bermuda
N9HPO Jeff Schneller, Greater New York
K2LCV Carlos Varon, Greater New York
N9QT Peggy McNary, Indiana SATERN Coordinator
11:45-12:45 MIDCARS Forum Room 3
Moderator: John Thornton, K9TWV
HF Mobile Operations and the Services available to Mobiles
Speaker: Tex Martin, KE8SQ
1:00-3:00 Newslineâs Live Town Hall Meeting Forum Room 3
âITâS MORE THAN RADIOSâ
Keeping The Traditions of Amateur Radio Alive
Moderator â Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF, Producer â Amateur Radio Newsline, Inc.
1: Keynote Speaker: âItâs More Than Radioâsâ:
Bob Heil, K9EID, Fairview Heights, IL âManufacturer, radio-tv host, lecturer.
2: The Tradition of Public Service:
Gordon West, WB6NOA, Costa Mesa, CA. â Writer, educator.
3: The Tradition of Morse:
Nancy Kott, WZ8C, Metamore, Michigan â U.S. Director of FISTS and Editor of Worldradio Magazine
3:15-4:30 M.A.R.S. Forum Room 3
Army, Navy-Marine Corps and Air Force MARS Chiefs will make presentations on the current status of the three Service MARS programs.
There will be a question and answer session following the prepared presentations.
8:15-9:15 Fox Hunting Forum Room 4
Moderators: Dick Arnett, WB4SUV
Bob Frey, WA6EZV
Brian DeYoung K4BRI
TOPICS: Foxhunting Techniques and Equipment
HTX202 mods for foxhunting
ARDF - USA and World competitions
9:30-12:15 Contesting Forum Room 4
"Prince Edward Island Contesting at VY2ZM: Not Your Basic Caribbean
Operation!"Jeff Briggs, K1ZM/VY2ZM
"The Contest Apprentice" - starring Tim ("The Tim") Duffy, K3LR, and contestants
"Getting Young Hams into Contesting - the VP5X Program" - David Kopacz, KY1V/VP5X,
and Daniel Bradke, W2AU
"Are We Getting Closer to the Ideal Radio for Contesting?" - Rob Sherwood, NC0B
"NCJ Update" - Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, Editor, National Contest Journal
"Panel Discussion: A Look Back at 25 Years of Contesting" - featuring the Class of 1979
12:30-3:15 DXing Forum Room 4
Jay Slough, K4ZLE/moderator
George Allendorf, no call, speakers
Ruth Allendorf, no call, speaker,Handicap parking
Rick Dorsch, NE8Z/HC2MD, speaker
Ivan Davies, G3IZD/3B9C, speaker
Fred Matos, W3ICM/YI3DX, speaker
Wayne Mills, N7NG, speaker
3:30-5:00 Gordon West Forum Room 4
Gordon West WB6NOA Moderator
SUNDAY, May 16, 2004
8:30-10:00 ARRL Public Relations Forum Room 1
Moderator: Jim McDonald, KB9LEI
Title of forum: 90 Minutes...to get 90 Ideas for Promoting Ham Radio in the ARRL's 90th Anniversary Year
Description: The 2004 Public Relations Forum will cover a range of topics, from how field membership can be informed about
BPL (and how to speak on the topic), to publicity tips for your local club during the 90th Anniversary of the League. Come join us for 90 minutes of tips, story ideas and reference materials!
Speakers: Sherri Brower, W4STB
Jeff Reinhardt, AA6JR
Rich Moseson, W2VU
Bill Morine, N2COP
Tim Lewallen, KD5ING
10:15-12:00 ARRL Technology Task Force Room 1
Howard Huntington, K9KM Moderator,
Central Division Vice Director,
Chairman Technology Task Force
10:30 HSMM Working Group.
Mark Williams, AB8LN, VPN Project Leader
Update on merging amateur radio and computer networking technology RMAN (Radio Metropolitan Area Networks): Multiple approaches to linking HSMM Nodes.
11:00 Digital Voice Working Group.
Yoshi Nishimura, JA6UHL. AOR ADR-9800 Digital Voice technical development and operating.
11:30 Matt Yellen, KB7TSE. Icom D-STAR development.
SDR Software Defined Radio Working Group.
Gerald Youngblood, AC5OG; Bob McGwier, N4HY
Software Defined Radio Advancement Through Open Source Development
on the Flex Radio Systems SDR-1000
8:30-10:30 Echolink-VOIP Room2
James I Millner, WB2REM and Terry Giles, G4CDY
The Echolink-VoIP forum moderated by VoIP Interface Designers Jim, WB2REM and Terry, G4CDY will include a historical perspective of Internet Linking, a presentation of the different VoIP systems, discussion of future trends and a question and answer period. Jonathan, K1RFD the developer of Echolink and Dave Cameron, VE7LTD the creator of IRLP will be guest speakers on the panel. This is an event not to be missed!!
8:30-10:00 VOA, Voice to the World Room 3
Alan L. Heil, Jr., worked for the Voice of America from 1962 until he
retired in 1998. He held various positions at VOA, including foreign
correspondent, chief of News and Current Affairs, deputy director of
programs, deputy director of all of VOA and acting director of VOA.
VOA programs have been heard by 'hams' and shortwave listeners (SWLs)
for years. Mr. Heil's recently published book, "Voice of America: A
History" gives you an opportunity understand the history and the way
VOA has grown over the last 61 years.
10:15-11:15 Bicycle Hams Room 3
Moderator: Russ Dwarshuis, KB8U
Speaker: Phillip Michaels, KC2GFV
8:30-9:30 Skywarn Room 4
"Chris Novy,WA9V, has worked with emergency management and SKYWARN for more than 25 years. As a storm chaser, amateur radio operator, and former TV reporter, Chris brings his unique experiences to this forum."
"This all-video SKYWARN class utilizes the latest footage to illustrate topics including forecast preparation, severe weather driving techniques, difficult storm feature identification, and radio reporting techniques. While the class provides specialized training for existing spotters, it also covers the basics so new spotters can quickly get up to speed. This forum is not your typical SKYWARN presentation and is a must-see."
11:30 All Forums Closed
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