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HRU 2016 Forums as of January 8, 2016
NOTE – these are the forums scheduled for HRU 2016.

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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 Intro to Scanning Phil Lichtenberger W2LIE
9:00 AMM B ARRL Forum NYC/LI Jim Mezey W2KFV
9:00 AM C Intro to 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 D-Star and Fusion Randy Gutentag WA2RMZ, Scott Weis KB2EAR, Chris Wilson N0CSW
9:00 AM F LINUX for Ham Radio Neil Goldstein W2NDG
10:00 AM A Advanced Scanner Forum Phil Lichtenberger W2LIE
10:00 AM B NLI EmComm Jim Mezey W2KFV
10:00 AM C Advanced DXing John Reiser W2GW, Ed Whitman K2MFY of LIDXA, Bill Hudzik W2UDT
10:00 AM D Antenna Basics - CANCELLED Walter Wenzel KA2RGI
10:00 AM D Military Affiliate Radio System (M.A.R.S.) - NEW John Smale K2IZ
10:00 AM E DMR – using and programming Digital Mobile Radio - NEW Bernie Hunt K2YO
10:00 AM F Young Ham Forum Lew Malchick N2RQ
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 Contesting for newcomers and non-contesters - NEW Mel Granick KS2G
11:00 AM D Antenna Modeling Edward Newman W2EMN
11:00 AM E Software Defined Radios - NEW Neil Goldstein W2NDG
11:00 AM F QRP low power fun John Meade W2XS
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 – Dave Sumner K1ZZ, Chief Executive Officer of the ARRL, the National Association for Amateur Radio Dave Sumner K1ZZ
1:30 PM A Working Satellites with your HT Pete Portanova W2JV
1:30 PM B Emergency Power for home Jeff Schneller N2HPO
1:30 PM C Remote Station Operating using Elecraft K3 and K0 Rick Bressler K2RB
1:30 PM D Introductory guide to VHF/UHF operating - NEW Bill Fastenau WB2QGZ
1:30 PM E 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
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 IRLP Allstar - NEW The AllStar Link network consists of a number of large (and small) individuals and groups who wish to provide efficient large-area communications to the Amateur Radio public in their respective local areas. This is done by providing a local VHF or UHF repeater system controlled by a Linux-based computer system running the open-source Asterisk PBX telephone switch platform along with the app_rpt repeater/remote base controller/linking software module (which is included in the distribution of Asterisk) connected to a high speed (broadband, such as Cable Modem or DSL) Internet. More at https://allstarlink.org/about.html Preston Waterman
1:30 PM H WORKSHOP – Computer-Based Test Instruments you can get for free and use in your ham shack. 2-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 A MESH Networks John Wilson KD2AKX
2:30 PM B 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
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 E 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
2:30 PM F VE Session (continued) Bob Myers K2TV and VE Team
2:30 PM H WORKSHOP (continued) – Computer-Based Test Instruments you can get for free and use in your ham shack. 2-hour workshop. - PreRegistration REQ on day of event Bring your laptop preloaded with the 3 applications; links are available right here Neil Heft KC2KY