Schedule of Events

The 2017 Central States VHF Society Conference schedule follows.  Schedule subject to change as planning continues.

This year's Conference will also feature a number of family activities and tours!  See the Family Program page for details.

Schedule revision: June 14, 2017

Thursday July 27, 2017

Time Event Location
0700-0800 Registration for NRAO VLA tour attendees Preconvention Area
0800-1600 NRAO Very Large Array (VLA) Tour NRAO VLA

1500-1800

Registration

 Preconvention Area

1700-1800

CSVHFS Board of Directors Meeting

 Grand Quivera

1800-2000

Thursday Social Mixer

 Chaco/Bandelier

2000-2100 ARRL QSL Card Checking (VUCC, DXCC, WAS, WAC) Grand Quivera

2100-Midnight

Hospitality Suite 

 TBD

Friday, July 28, 2017

Time Event Location

0730-1700

Registration

Preconvention Area 

0800-1000

Vendor Setup

 Tijeras

0800-1100

Noise Figure Measurement

Grand Quivera 

0800-1100

Antenna Range

Eastern Field 

0800-1100

Rover Row

Parking Lot 

0800-1100

Dish Bowl

Parking Lot 

0900-1700

Vendor area open

 Tijeras

0900-1700

Posterboards on Display

 Tijeras

1100-1230

Lunch featuring guest speakers
Paul Harden NA5N and Craig Hennies

Chaco/Bandelier 

1245-1300

Technical Program Opening Remarks

Chaco/Bandelier  

1300-1400

Presentation:
WSJT-X Mode MSK144 and VHF Contesting
Tony Emanuele K8ZR

Chaco/Bandelier  

1400-1500

Presentation:
6- and 2-meter EME Dxpedition to IARU Zone 2
Marshall Williams K5QE

 Chaco/Bandelier 

1500-1600

Presentation:
440 the Hard Way
John Kountz WO1S

Chaco/Bandelier  

1600-1700

Presentation:
Getting Started on EME on the Microwave Bands with a Small Station
Al Katz K2UYH

Chaco/Bandelier  

1700-1730

Auction benefitting CSVHFS

Chaco/Bandelier  

1730-1900

Dinner (on your own)

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1930-2030

VHF/UHF/Microwave Swapfest

 Chaco/Bandelier 

2030-2100 ARRL QSL Card Checking (VUCC, DXCC, WAS, WAC) Chaco/Bandelier 

2030-2200

CSVHFS Board Meeting

Grand Quivera 

2100-2400

Hospitality Suite

 TBD

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Time Event Location

0730-1500

Registration

Preconvention Area 

0900-1500

Vendor Area Open

Tijeras 

0900-1500

Posterboards on Display

 Tijeras

0830-0930

Presentation:
Getting More Hams Interested in the World of VHF and Above
Cory Sickles WA3UVV

Chaco/Bandelier 

0900-1100

VHF101 - Getting Started with VHF/UHF/Microwaves
Organized by: Marshall K5QE & Kent WA5VJB

 Grand Quivera

0930-1030

Presentation:
Modern DSP Tools for VHF+ Operations
Rick Naething AE5JI

 Chaco/Bandelier 

1030-1130

Presentation:
Scaling the YU7EF Yagis to 222-MHz with Two Case Studies
Jim Duffey KK6MC

Chaco/Bandelier  

1130-1300

Lunch featuring guest speaker
John Lyles K5PRO

Chaco/Bandelier  

1300-1400

Presentation:
Using High Power FM stations to Monitor Meteor Activity Utilizing the 19-kHz Pilot Carrier
Ray Uberecken AA0L

Chaco/Bandelier  

1400-1500

Presentation:
The NN7AZ Story: Extreme 2-meter EME and Beyond
Ned Stearns AA7A

Chaco/Bandelier  

1500-1600

Presentation:
A New Frontier: The Atlantic Tropo Duct
Wayne Overbeck N6NB

Chaco/Bandelier  

1600-1700

CSVHFS Annual Business Meeting

Chaco/Bandelier  

1700-1800

CSVHFS Board Meeting

Grand Quivera 

1730-1800

Social Hour with Cash Bar

Preconvention Area 

1800-2000

Dinner Banquet with Guest Speaker

Chaco/Bandelier  

2000-2400

Hospitality Suite

TBD 

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Time Event Location
0800-0900 Registration Preconvention Area
 0900-1200  VHF102 Presentation Track
Organized by: New Mexico VHF Society
Grand Quivera 
1200-1300 VHF102 Lunch (Dutch treat) Hotel Restaraunt
1300-1500

 VHF102 Presentation Track
Organized by: New Mexico VHF Society

Grand Quivera 

 

 

 

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