Forums 2020

HRU 2020 Forums as of December 20, 2019

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Time Room Forum Description Moderator
8:30 AM A Newcomer’s meeting and HRU Orientation – NEW – geared towards HRU first-timers with an overview of HRU, what to see and do. This year, the forum will be expanded to help orient you to our new venue at LIU Post. Diane Ortiz K2DO
9:00 AM A ARRL Forum NYC/LI – meet with ARRL NYC/LI Section Manager Jim Mezey and ARRL Hudson Division Director Ria Jairam Jim Mezey W2KFV, Ria Jairam, N2RJ
9:00 AM B 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
9:00 AM 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
9:00 AM D Scanning Phil Lichtenberger W2LIE
9:00 AM E Transmitter Hunting Larry Berger WA2SUH, Andy Kirschenbaum WA2CDL
9:00 AM F Intro to DXing (history, techniques) John Reiser W2GW, Ed Whitman K2MFY of LIDXA
9:00 AM G Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) – Army MARS and the Amateur Radio Community John Smale K2IZ (AAR2GI)
10:00 AM A NLI EmComm Jim Mezey W2KFV
10:00 AM B Support Structures for Antennas or anything else you may want to elevate – NEW – See the planning. construction and installation details of an HF Yagi antenna on a small suburban lot comes together with spectacular results. If you thought that having an HF Yagi antenna on a small suburban lot was unrealistic this forum might change your mind. Peter will describe a variety of antenna support choices that are possible. Peter Portanova W2JV
10:00 AM C All things digital VHF and above including DMR, Fusion and D-Star Preston Waterman W2PW
10:00 AM D Antenna Modeling Edward Newman W2EMN
10:00 AM E Zooming into CW online – NEW This forum is given by members of the Long Island CW Club and will demonstrate their new online techniques to help learn CW. Howard Bernstein WB2UZE, Rich Collins K2UPS
10:00 PM F Advanced DXing (propagation, QSLing) John Reiser W2GW, Bill Hudzik W2UDT
10:00 AM G 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 Satellite Operations for Beginners Frank Garofalo WA2NDV
11:00 AM B 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
11:00 AM C Operating remote using the newest techniques for any type of operation. Dxing, contesting and just casual operation away from your station. Rick Bressler K2RB
11:00 AM D Antenna Power Flow and SWR – NEW – 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. Mike Kozma WY2U
11:00 AM E QRP low power fun John Meade W2XS
11:00 AM F Six Meters – Sporadic-E Propagation. Propagation Modes that can be experienced during the VHF contests – 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 G 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 A Keynote Speaker – Kris Bickell, K1BIC, is the Lifelong Learning Manager at ARRL. He is coordinating the development of the new ARRL Learning Center, which will offer online training to new, current and prospective amateur radio operators. The Lifelong Learning department also manages existing ARRL online courses and materials for license instruction, and oversees the Education & Technology Program, including the Teacher’s Institute and several grants that can be used for educational purposes. For more information: Kris Bickell K1BIC
1:30 PM A Raspberry Pi applications for Ham Radio. 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 Neil Goldstein W2NDG
1:30 PM B Contesting: Everything you need to know Mel Granick KS2G
1:30 PM C Software Defined Radios for HF Ria Jairam N2RJ
1:30 PM D 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
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 The National Traffic System in NYC/LI Gerard Pilate N2WGF
1:30 PM G WORKSHOP – Test Equipment 1 – PreRegistration REQ on day of event Andy Kirschenbaum WA2CDL, Roy Laufer AC2GS
2:30 PM A 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. Neil Goldstein W2NDG
2:30 PM B Overview of Ham Radio Logging programs – NEW Tom Carrubba KA2D
2:30 PM C Introductory guide to VHF/UHF operating Bill Fastenau WB2QGZ
2:30 PM D Overview of the Skywarn weather spotting program John Hale KD2LPM
2:30 PM E VE Session (continued) Bob Myers K2TV and VE Team
2:30 PM F Radio Broadcasting at the LIU Post Radio Station WCWP Dan Cox
2:30 PM G WORKSHOP – Test Equipment 2 – PreRegistration REQ on day of event Andy Kirschenbaum WA2CDL, Roy Laufer AC2GS