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Tentative HRU 2021 Forums as of November 30, 2020Registration opens December 15, 2020!

There is a registration link for each forum. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. We will be using GoToWebinar – there is an attendee guide at GotoWebinar Attendee Guide. If you would like to help defer some of the cost of this year’s Ham Radio University, click the button below to make a donation to HRU using PayPalMake a $5 donation here


Time Forum Room 1 Forum Room 2
Saturday
January 9, 2021
8:00am – 8:50am
An introduction to HRU and Newcomer’s meeting
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MODERATOR: Diane Ortiz K2DO
FORUM DESCRIPTION: Join Diane Ortiz K2DO as she provides an overview of Ham Radio University. She will talk about what HRU is, what to do and where to go. Diane’s insider “scoop” is certain to make you more comfortable and confident, both on and off the air.
REGISTRATION LINK: To follow on December 15!
 
 
 
 
 
Saturday
January 9, 2021
9:00am – 9:50am
ARRL Forum NYC/LI
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MODERATOR: Jim Mezey W2KFV
PANELIST: Ria Jairam N2RJ
FORUM DESCRIPTION: Meet with ARRL NYC/LI Section Manager Jim Mezey and ARRL Hudson Division Director Ria Jairam
REGISTRATION LINK: To follow on December 15!
All things Digital VHF & above with DMR and D-Star
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MODERATOR: Preston Waterman W2PW
FORUM DESCRIPTION: All things digital VHF and above including DMR, Fusion and D-Star
REGISTRATION LINK: To follow on December 15!
Saturday
January 9, 2021
10:00am – 10:50am
NLI EmComm
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MODERATOR: Jim Mezey W2KFV
FORUM DESCRIPTION: Discuss emergency communications with ARRL NYC/LI Section Manager Jim Mezey.
REGISTRATION LINK: To follow on December 15!
Basic of HF operating
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MODERATOR: Mel Granick KS2G
FORUM DESCRIPTION: A seasoned DX and contest operator guides you through the HF bands, modes, propagation, on-air procedures, and using rig controls to get the most out of your HF transceiver.
REGISTRATION LINK: To follow on December 15!
Saturday
January 9, 2021
11:00am – 11:50am
Satellite Operation
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MODERATOR: Peter Portanova W2JV
FORUM DESCRIPTION: Learn how to work satellites from an experienced satellite operator.
REGISTRATION LINK: To follow on December 15!
How to Learn and Have Fun with CW
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MODERATOR: Howard Bernstein WB2UZE
PANELISTS: Jim Crites W6JIM, Rich Collins K2UPS
FORUM DESCRIPTION: This forum is given by members of the Long Island CW Club and will demonstrate their new online techniques to help learn CW.
REGISTRATION LINK: To follow on December 15!
Saturday
January 9, 2021
12noon – 12:50pm
DXing – Awards, Propagation and QSLing
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MODERATOR: John Reiser W2GW
PANELIST: Bill Hudzik W2UDT
FORUM DESCRIPTION: Learn how to work DX (distant) stations, earn awards, QSL and learn about propagation to do so.
REGISTRATION LINK: To follow on December 15!
Software Defined Radios
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MODERATOR: Ria Jairam N2RJ
FORUM DESCRIPTION: This forum describes Software Defined Radios for HF
REGISTRATION LINK: To follow on December 15!
Saturday
January 9, 2021
1:00pm – 1:50pm
Antenna Power Flow and SWR
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MODERATOR: Mike Kozma WY2U
FORUM DESCRIPTION: This presentation will discuss: Thevenin’s Theorem / Maximum Power Transfer, Conservation of Energy, Forward and Reflected Power / Matched and mismatched lines, VSWR, Return Loss and Reflection Coefficient, Time delay, Antenna tuner and antenna failures due to mismatches, Transmitter protection and turn-down, Some simple math will be used to calculate the important items. An excel spread sheet will be presented to facilitate the calculations. A question and answer period will be conducted at the end of the presentation.
REGISTRATION LINK: To follow on December 15!
Remote Station Operation
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MODERATOR: Rick Bressler K2RB
FORUM DESCRIPTION: This forum describes operating remote using the newest techniques for any type of operation. Dxing, contesting and just casual operation away from your station.
REGISTRATION LINK: To follow on December 15!
Saturday
January 9, 2021
2:00pm – 2:50pm
HF Digital Modes including FT8
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MODERATOR: Neil Goldstein W2NDG
FORUM DESCRIPTION: HF Digital Modes including FT8. What’s new in digital modes? FT4, JS8-Call, and we are going to look at a few standalone kits for digital modes that you can build yourself, as well as an overview of FT8 and associated software.
REGISTRATION LINK: To follow on December 15!
Overview of Ham Radio Logging Programs
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MODERATOR: Tom Carrubba KA2D
FORUM DESCRIPTION: This forum provides an overview of the various ham radio logging programs.
REGISTRATION LINK: To follow on December 15!
Saturday
January 9, 2021
3:00pm – 3:50pm
Raspberry Pi applications for Ham Radio
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MODERATOR: Neil Goldstein W2NDG
FORUM DESCRIPTION: This year, we are going to take a look at the new Pi model 4, and will demonstrate using it for SDR and Digital modes, as well as other Pi applications for Ham Radio.
REGISTRATION LINK: To follow on December 15!
QRP low power fun
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MODERATOR: John Meade W2XS
FORUM DESCRIPTION: This forum provides an overview of QRP low power operating.
REGISTRATION LINK: To follow on December 15!