Conference Activities & Events

Antenna Range

Bring your antennas for testing and characterization!  Marc Thorson, WB0TEM and Kent Britain, WA5VJB will once again run the VHF/UHF/Microwave antenna range with the help of Chris Petroff W5CBP.  Compare your antennas to the CSVHFS standards and explore your antenna's pattern.  Even if you don't bring an antenna for testing, come on out to the range and learn about how they are run and learn about antennas. 

Noise Figure Measurement

Bring your Low Noise pre-amps for testing and characterization!  We'll have equipment and volunteers to test your pre-amps and transverters (for system NF). Get building!

VHF/UHF/Microwave Vendor Room

VHF/UHF/Microwave vendors will be present to sell pieces, parts, and more. 

Friday Night VHF/UHF/Microwave Swapfest

Bring your excess equipment for trading on Friday Night. You have items of unique interest to VHF/UHF/Microwave operators and they have interest in what you have. Work out a trade!

Poster/Tabletop Presentations

Have content to share with the attendees but not able to work it into a paper or a presentation?  Consider a "Poster Session" or a table-top display.  Tri-Fold poster boards are available at Office Depot and Staples.  We'll have table space for you to display them.  

Rover Row

Bring your Rover vehicle and offer "shack visits"!  We'll have a specific place for you to park on Friday morning.  Conference attendees can work their way down the row to check out the many rovers, visit with their owners, etc. 

Dish Bowl

Bring your portable Microwave Dish system for show-and-tell!  Owners will have the opportunity to provide show-and-tell to Conference attendees.  Learn how they've solved problems and integrated their systems.  Operate your first 10 GHz and 24 GHz contacts with gear available for trying.

Hospitality Room

The Hospitality Room will allow for conversations and networking to continue into the late hours without worrying about disturbing the neighbors.  A favorite for many attendees!  Rocky Mountain Ham Radio, sponsor of the 2017 Central States VHF Society Conference, will help sponsor the snacks and beverages.


Our conference is an ARRL sanctioned event.  Section, Division, and National ARRL representatives will be present.