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Tentative HRU 2021 Forums as of January 9, 2021Registration to all forums is now CLOSED!
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Time Forum Room 1 Forum Room 2
Saturday
January 9, 2021
8:00am – 8:50am
EST
1300-1350 UTC
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.
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Saturday
January 9, 2021
9:00am – 9:50am
EST
1400-1450 UTC
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
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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
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Saturday
January 9, 2021
10:00am – 10:50am
EST
1500-1550 UTC
NLI EmComm
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MODERATOR: Jim Mezey W2KFV
PANELIST: Russ Logar KC2LSB
FORUM DESCRIPTION: Discuss emergency communications with ARRL NYC/LI Section Manager Jim Mezey and SEC Russ Logar KC2LSB.
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Basics 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.
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Saturday
January 9, 2021
11:00am – 11:50am
EST
1600-1650 UTC
The Art of Operating Amateur Satellites with an HT
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MODERATOR: Peter Portanova W2JV
FORUM DESCRIPTION: You don’t have to be a Rocket Scientist to learn the basics of using your HT to talk thru the Amateur Satellites. The goal is to have you listen, track and transmit to the ISS cross-band repeater or SO-50 the next day.
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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: Learning CW does not have to be an arduous or lonely experience. CW is an aural language to be used and enjoyed. Come listen how to learn and have fun at the same time with tips and techniques from the Long Island CW Club.
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Saturday
January 9, 2021
12noon – 12:50pm
EST
1700-1750 UTC
DXing – Awards, Propagation and QSLing
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MODERATOR: Bill Hudzik W2UDT
PANELIST: Tom Carrubba KA2D
FORUM DESCRIPTION: Learn how to work DX (distant) stations, earn awards, QSL and learn about propagation to do so. Tom will review logging method history and demonstrate the advantages of computer logging. The presentation will cover the many logging program features such as award and QSL tracking at your fingertips.
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Software Defined Radios
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MODERATOR: Ria Jairam N2RJ
FORUM DESCRIPTION: This forum describes Software Defined Radios for HF
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Saturday
January 9, 2021
1:00pm – 1:50pm
EST
1800-1850 UTC
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.
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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. Rick will explore the history of remote operating and how very recent developments have changed so much in this area of our hobby. This will include operating superstations from our deed restricted QTH’s and how to have a 100 foot tower and high end antennas to compete for DX or contesting. He will review the use of an ipad, iphone or laptop to operate when not in front of your station. Rick intends to review how one can control various station activities such as antenna switching, turning of a beam and turning the station on and off for safety reasons. All of this can now be done with advances of technology which has taken place.
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Saturday
January 9, 2021
2:00pm – 2:50pm
EST
1900-1950 UTC
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.
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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.
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Saturday
January 9, 2021
3:00pm – 3:50pm
EST
2000-2050 UTC
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.
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QRP low power fun
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MODERATOR: John Meade W2XS
FORUM DESCRIPTION: This forum provides an overview of QRP low power operating.
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