Forums 2017

HRU 2017 Forums as of December 28, 2016
NOTE – these are the forums scheduled for HRU 2017.

Time Room Forum Moderator
8:30 AM H Newcomer’s meeting – NEW – geared towards HRU first-timers with an overview of HRU, what to see and do. Diane Ortiz K2DO
9:00 AM A Scanning Phil Lichtenberger W2LIE
9:00 AM B ARRL Forum NYC/LI – meet with ARRL NYC/LI Section Manager Jim Mezey and ARRL Hudson Division Director Mike Lisenco Jim Mezey W2KFV, Mike Lisenco N2YBB
9:00 AM C DXing (propagation, history, techniques) John Reiser W2GW, Ed Whitman K2MFY of LIDXA
9:00 AM D Transmitter Hunting Larry Berger WA2SUH, Andy Kirschenbaum WA2CDL
9:00 AM G National Parks on the Air – NEW Lou Maggio NO2C, Mike Sartoretti KC2SYF
10:00 AM A Working Satellites with your HT Pete Portanova W2JV
10:00 AM B NLI EmComm Jim Mezey W2KFV
10:00 AM C HF Contesting without sunspots Mel Granick KS2G
10:00 AM D Antenna Basics Walter Wenzel KA2RGI
10:00 AM E Safety in the ham shack – NEW Don Kane WB2BEZ
10:00 AM F Software Defined Radios for HF Gary Lindtner KB2BSL
10:00 AM G Growing up with broadcasting on Long Island – NEW Bill Mozer WB2KAH
10:00 AM H WORKSHOP – Cable Theory and RF Connectors – PreRegistration REQ on day of event Materials for the Connectors workshop donated from the Norm Wesler K2YEW Education Fund administered by LIMARC Richie Cetron K2KNB
11:00 AM A Antenna Modeling Edward Newman W2EMN
11:00 AM B The National Traffic System in NYC/LI Gerard Pilate N2WGF
11:00 AM C Building your first ham station – a guide on setting up your HF station whether you live on a large or small lot. Discussion on what radio and antenna system you should consider, taking into account your time and money allocated to the hobby. There will be Q & A discussion at the end. Phil Lewis N2MUN
11:00 AM D Six Meters – the path forward to working DX – a review of the progress on Six Meters during the past two decades and what can be expected going forward with attention paid to the solar cycle projections. Ken Neubeck WB2AMU
11:00 AM E Grounding for the Ham Station – This seminar will present an overview of grounding and bonding, as applied to the typical amateur radio installation, with regard to power, lightning protection and RF (antenna) grounding, especially with regard to compliance with 2014 National Electrical Code requirements. Don Kane WB2BEZ
11:00 AM G Kid’s World – NEW Kid’s World is new forum at HRU geared to local parents and teachers and, of course, kids! The goal is to introduce ham radio to them and answer questions. It will be an interactive event for young people (recommend ages 7-8 and up) and will be about aspects of Amateur Radio that are geared to kids (including Girl Scout and Boy Scout Badges, satellites, etc.). Diane Ortiz K2DO
11:00 AM H WORKSHOP – Ethernet Connectors – PreRegistration REQ on day of event Materials for the Connectors workshop donated from the Norm Wesler K2YEW Education Fund administered by LIMARC Richie Cetron K2KNB, Craig Ross KD2CXK
12:00 Noon Cafe Keynote Speaker – Tom Gallagher NY2RF, Chief Executive Officer of the ARRL, the National Association for Amateur Radio Tom Gallagher NY2RF
1:30 PM B Military Auxiliary Radio System (M.A.R.S.) – NEW Bob Jordan KD2BQM, John Smale K2IZ
1:30 PM C Basics of HF operating – Two seasoned DX and contest operators guide you through the HF bands, modes, propagation, on-air procedures, and using rig controls to get the most out of your HF transceiver. Phil Lewis N2MUN, Mel Granick KS2G
1:30 PM D Amateur Radio Solar/Jupiter Observation using a Radio Receiver System – NEW Ron Milione W2TAP
1:30 PM E VE Session – all levels of Amateur Radio license exams – NOTE: This is an accredited ARRL VEC session and there is a $15 fee to take an exam. No preregistration is required. Walk-in and take an exam. Bob Myers K2TV and VE Team
1:30 PM F Operating remote using the newest techniques for any type of operation. Dxing, contesting and just casual operation away from your station. Rick Bressler K2RB
1:30 PM G Winning auction strategies – NEW Buying ham related radio equipment at the popular on-line auction sites Bill Lynch AB2UW
1:30 PM H Computer-Based Test Instruments you can Get for Free and Use in Your Ham Shack. You probably already own the hardware. We will be zeroing in on three in particular: Soundcard Scope, a dual-trace scope and signal generator combo, Spectrogram, a simple but useful audio spectrum analyzer, and Spectrum Lab, a feature-packed ham-friendly spectrum analyzer, developed for hams and by hams led by Wolfgang Buescher, DL4YHF Neil Heft KC2KY
2:30 PM B Skywarn – introduction to weather spotting for amateur radio Bruce Gronich K2BRG
2:30 PM C Tips, Tricks and Techniques of the best operators – an interactive forum that answers your questions and provides solid advice about ham radio operating. Bring your questions and your best tips with you! George Tranos N2GA
2:30 PM D QRP low power fun John Meade W2XS
2:30 PM E VE Session (continued) Bob Myers K2TV and VE Team
2:30 PM H Fun with CW – Fun with CW is an entertaining look at Morse Code. Topics will include code practice software, over-the-air CW clubs and activities, and some amusing Morse code keys. Even of you don’t know Morse Code and have never operated CW, we think you will find this forum fun and entertaining. Neil Heft KC2KY