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Tentative HRU 2023 Forums as of November 26, 2022Registration for ALL forums will open on December 18!
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Time Forum Room 1 Forum Room 2 Forum Room 3
Saturday
January 7, 2023
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saturday
January 7, 2023
9:00am – 9:50am
EST
1400-1450 UTC
ARRL Forum NYC/LI including EMCOMM
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MODERATOR: Jim Mezey W2KFV
PANELIST: Ria Jairam N2RJ
PANELIST: Robert Jagde KD2GRS
FORUM DESCRIPTION: Meet with ARRL NYC/LI Section Manager Jim Mezey and ARRL Hudson Division Director Ria Jairam
 
 
 
Building your first HF station
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MODERATOR: Neil Heft KC2KY
FORUM DESCRIPTION: So you are ready to get started with the joy of HF operating. There are a number of things to consider when setting up your HF station – Choosing a radio, putting up an antenna (or antennas), shack accessories, test equipment, ergonomics, growing room for station upgrades, balance of life between radio and family, and safety, just to name a few. If you are getting ready to build your first HF station, we’ll try to get you started off on the right foot.
Saturday
January 7, 2023
10:00am – 10:50am
EST
1500-1550 UTC
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.
 
 
 
 
Basics of Grounding in the ham shack
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MODERATOR: Donald Kane WB2BEZ
FORUM DESCRIPTION: 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.
Saturday
January 7, 2023
11:00am – 11:50am
EST
1600-1650 UTC
Contesting: All Your Questions Answered
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MODERATOR: Mel Granick KS2G
FORUM DESCRIPTION: A seasoned DX and contest operator will provide contesting basics, discuss strategies and tactics, and answer the most commonly-asked questions about contest operating.
QRP low power fun
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MODERATOR: John Meade W2XS
FORUM DESCRIPTION: This forum provides an overview of QRP low power operating.
Amateur Radio Satellites in Space
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MODERATOR: Peter Portanova W2JV
FORUM DESCRIPTION: We will cover the exciting events of how a small group of amateur radio operators in California received approval to launch the first amateur satellite into space. This fast-paced forum will take us to the development of more advanced amateur satellites, from the disappointments and their successes to the cubesats of today. If you have an interest in talking through a repeater in space, this talk will be a valuable starting point for you.
Saturday
January 7, 2023
12noon – 12:50pm
EST
1700-1750 UTC
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. 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.
Morse Code Key Show & Tell
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MODERATOR: Howard Bernstein WB2UZE
PANELISTS: Cathy Goodrich W4CMG, Bob Leichner WO6W, Bob Schwer K3ZGA, Michael Sansom G0POT, Jim Crites W6JIM, Alan Glasser NY2G
FORUM DESCRIPTION: Members of the Long Island CW Club present their favorite keys and how and why they enjoy using them.
Cables and Connectors
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MODERATOR: Richie Cetron K2KNB
 
FORUM DESCRIPTION: Cable Theory and RF Connectors
Saturday
January 7, 2023
1:00pm – 1:50pm
EST
1800-1850 UTC
The ABC’s of DXing
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MODERATOR: Tom Carrubba KA2D
 
FORUM DESCRIPTION: Learn how to work DX (distant) stations, earn awards, QSL and learn about propagation to do so.
HF Digital Modes including FT8 and WSPR
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MODERATOR: Neil Goldstein W2NDG
FORUM DESCRIPTION: HF Digital Modes including FT8. What’s new in digital modes? This year we are going to explore software for digital modes, as well as add-ons. We are also going to look at new standalone radios and kits for FT8, WSPR and others.

Parks on the Air
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MODERATOR: to be announced
 
FORUM DESCRIPTION: We will explore the Parks on the Air (POTA) program. Learn how to hunt and log parks from the comfort of your shack. Tips and tricks about award collecting will be discussed. Become an activator! Work stations from around the country and the world surrounded by the beauty of our parks.
Saturday
January 7, 2023
2:00pm – 2:50pm
EST
1900-1950 UTC
Software Defined Radios
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MODERATOR: Ria Jairam N2RJ
FORUM DESCRIPTION: This forum describes Software Defined Radios for HF
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 current Raspberry Pi models and alternatives, and will demonstrate using it for SDR and Digital modes, as well as a look at some Raspberry Pi-based Ham hardware and projects.
Practical HF Antennas
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MODERATOR: Neil Heft KC2KY
FORUM DESCRIPTION: Welcome to HF hamming. In Practical HF Antennas we will explore some easy, inexpensive antenna ideas that will propel you into the fun of everyday HF operating, rag chewing, DX-ing, contesting and experimentation. You can have a lot of fun with antennas that you built yourself or purchased ready-made at a reasonable cost. Get on the air and have some fun!