HRU 2017 Forums as of October 18, 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 Jim Mezey W2KFV
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 E Digital Repeater Modes tbd
9:00 AM G National Parks on the Air tbd
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 Contesting Mel Granick KS2G
10:00 AM D Antenna Basics Walter Wenzel KA2RGI
10:00 AM E Software Defined Radios 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 Six Meters during Cycle 24 – 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 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 Antenna Modeling Edward Newman W2EMN
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 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 E Keynote Speaker – Tom Gallagher NY2RF, Chief Executive Officer of the ARRL, the National Association for Amateur Radio Tom Gallagher NY2RF
1:30 PM A Introductory guide to VHF/UHF operating - NEW Bill Fastenau WB2QGZ
1:30 PM B Military Affiliate Radio System (M.A.R.S.) - NEW John Smale K2IZ
1:30 PM C Basics of HF operating - NEW – 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 Antennas for the antenna challenged ham tbd
1:30 PM E Remote Station Operating at regular and super stations Rick Bressler K2RB, Andy Bodony K2LE
1:30 PM F 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 G Winning auction strategies - NEW Buy and selling ham radio equipment at popular on-line auction sites Bill Lynch AB2UW
1:30 PM H WORKSHOP – Computer-Based Test Instruments you can get for free and use in your ham shack. 1-hour workshop. - PreRegistration REQ on day of event Bring your laptop preloaded with the 3 applications; links are available right here 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 F VE Session (continued) Bob Myers K2TV and VE Team
2:30 PM H WORKSHOP – Fun with CW - PreRegistration REQ on day of event Neil Heft KC2KY