[amsat-bb] Fwd: Central States VHF Society Conference, Elk Grove Village, IL, 7/26-28

Mark Thompson wb9qzb_groups at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 11 21:48:18 PDT 2013

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From: Kermit Carlson <w9xa at yahoo.com>
To: Kermit Carlson W9XA <w9xa at yahoo.com> 
Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 8:27 PM
Subject: [frrl] 2013 Central States VHF Society Conference     July 26-28

Greetings !

        The 2013 Central States VHF Society Conference 
committee invites you to a full weekend of VHF/UHF 
activity the weekend of  July 26th-through-July 28th.  
This 47th  Annual Conference is being held at the 
Elk Grove Village  Holiday Inn at 1000 Busse Rd 
located at the South-West  corner Route 83 and 
Landwehr Road in Elk Grove Village. 
        The activities begin Friday morning at 9AM with antenna 
range gain measurements and
 pre-amp noise figure measurement
contests. Technical Programs are held Friday afternoon 
and all day Saturday. The detailed Agenda and full information
 can be found at;
        The Society is fortunate to be able to welcome noted 

VHF/UHF and 10 Ghz enthusiast Mr Dave Sumner K1ZZ, 
Chief Executive Officer of the ARRL  to this year's 
conference as our Keynote Speaker.  Please plan to attend 

Saturday's Banquet when you sign-up for the Conference.  

Registrations for the Banquet will close on Thursday the 18th of July
so please take time now to  reserve  your dinner selection;

 The Forum Speakers and Topics for the 2013 Central States VHF Society
Conference - Chicago/Elk Grove Village  will include;      

James Kennedy, K6MIO(/KH6)
    Worldwide Es Propagation on 27-29 June 2012

Kent Britain, WA5VJB
    Unusual Antennas for Unusual Applications

James Froemke, K0MHC
    Where have all the ROVERS gone?
Ed Krome, K9EK
   Building and Testing VHF/UHF Power Amps based on the

Freescale LD-MOS Modules

James Kennedy, K6MIO(/KH6)
    Solar Cycle Update

Wayne Overbeck, N6NB
  Building a Tower Trailer for Roving (and Why!)
Jon Platt, W0ZQ
    Gitchi Gami and the 2012 ARRL 10 GHz Contest

Terry Price, W8ZN
    1.5 kW Larcan 222 MHz Amplifier

 Keith Pugh, W5IU
    AMSAT and ARISS Update 2013

 Al Ward, W5LUA
    Working Small Stations on 10 and 24 GHz EME with help of


Gerald Johnson, K0CQ
    Multiple "mini"-topics (Antenna Modeling, Test "Tricks" to

better your GHz signal, Soldering)

 Central States VHF  Society Sponsored Activities and Awards - 

This will be s moderated session that will recognize the

2012-2013 States Above 50 MHz results, Reverse VUCC and the

2013 VHF & Up Spring Sprints. This session will extend into a
  discussion of the Future of the Spring VHF & Up Sprints.
         We look forward to seeing you at the Conference !

                                   73, Kermit Carlson W9XA

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