HRU 2011

 ARRL New York City-Long Island
Section Convention

Important Links

2011 Forum-Schedule
Frequently Asked Questions
Day of Event Info
Public Transportation
Door Prize Donors
HRU 2010 Historical Information

HRU 2011 is over! – Thanks to all who helped make this event a success!

HRU 2012 is NEXT – Sunday, January 8, 2012 at Briarcliffe College

HRU 2011 Highlights – Sunday, January 9, 2011 at Briarcliffe College

Keynote Speaker – ARRL President Kay Craigie N3KN

25 Forums with new forums including Software Defined Radios, Emergency Power for your Home, Remote Station Operation, World Radiosport Team Championship, Ham Radio Deluxe, HF Digital Modes, The Haiti Experience, Intro to NTS and more!

Special Event Station W2V and demos   Amateur Radio License Exam Session

Amateur Radio Club tables   Door Prizes!   Food and Refreshments available

HRU 2011 Committee Meeting

Tuesday, January 26
Tuesday, August 24
Tuesday, September 28
Tuesday, October 26
Tuesday, November 23

Tuesday, December 21
(only if necessary)

All meetings start at 7PM at South Bay Diner, Sunrise Highway, North Lindenhurst

HRU 2011 Chairman
Tom Carrubba KA2D

Past Chairmen

Neil Heft KC2KY 2007-2010

George Tranos N2GA
Phil Lewis N2MUN

HRU 2011 Committee

Tom Carrubba KA2D
Diane Ortiz K2DO
Lance Aue KA2EJD
George Tranos N2GA
John Melfi W2HCB
Neil Heft KC2KY
Phil Lewis N2MUN

VE Session Info
Sunday at 1:30 pm – Note: time change
No preregistration necessary

W2V Special Event Station
Planned Operating Frequencies: 7.273, 14.273, 21.273 +/- QRM
QSL via: Phil Lewis N2MUN
Special Thanks to: Lance KA2EJD for his work setting up the special event station

Sponsoring Club

Kings County Repeater Association

Participating Organizations

American Red Cross ECS
Central Jersey D-Star Group
Civil Air Patrol
Friends of L.I. Wireless
Grumman Amateur Radio Club
Great South Bay ARC
Hall of Science ARC
Kings County Radio Club
Kings County Repeater Association

Larkfield ARC
Long Island DX Assoc.
Long Island QRP Club
Long Island Mobile ARC
MetroCor Repeater Coord.

Nassau County ARES
Nassau County CERT
Nassau Amateur Radio Club
Nassau County Police ARC
National Weather Service
New York City ARES
Peconic Amateur Radio Club
Radio Central ARC

Staten Island Digital Group
Suffolk County Radio Club
Tri-State SKYWARN Group
Wantagh Amateur Radio Club
US Coast Guard Auxiliary
CQ Communications
Briarcliffe College ARC

Day of Event Info

Entrance is in back of building!
Doors open at 7:30 am
First forum at 9:00 am
Suggested Donation $3
Cafeteria open for breakfast and lunch
Talk-in 146.85 Mhz, -600, 136.5PL

Event will go on regardless of the weather!

Map of and directions to Briarcliffe College, 1055 Stewart Ave, Bethpage, NY 11714

Public Transportation

Take the LIRR to BETHPAGE. HRU is one mile NORTH on Stewart Ave. Walk to the front of the train. The main street that crosses the tracks is Stewart Avenue. North would be to your left as you walk forward to Stewart Avenue from the train.
Timetable for Nearest Long Island Railroad train station in Bethpage
From Bethpage, take either a taxi or the N81 Bus (We have been told the N81 bus may not run on Sundays) north on Stewart Avenue to Briarcliffe College

Door Prize Donors

CQ Communications
DX Engineering
ELK Antennas
GRE America Inc.
MFJ Enterprises
Radio Oasis

Literature Providers

Amateur Electronics Supply
Ham Radio Outlet
ICOM America
Kenwood USA Corporation
Texas Towers
Universal Radio

Ham Radio University 2011
Our 12th annual event!

Sunday, January 9, 2011
Briarcliffe College
1055 Stewart Ave
Bethpage, NY 11714

Spreading Ham Radio Knowledge and Know How

“A day of education to share ideas, experiences, knowledge and fellowship among Amateur Radio operators”

Keynote Speaker ARRL President



Kay Craigie N3KN

Suggested donation $3 – no preregistration is required!
Doors open at 7:30 AM with first forums at 9:00 AM

HRU 2010 on YouTube

Now is YOUR chance to help out at Ham Radio University! The HRU Committee needs P/C projectors for the event! Please contact us if you have one to loan us for the day. We are also seeking volunteers to help on the HRU committee. Please contact us at to help out.

HRU2011 Information

What HRU is and how to get there
Reference for HRU information
Note: We are in the process of completing the 2011 information!

HRU 2011 Day-of-Event Handout with forums and moderators

HRU 2011 Forum Schedule

HRU 2011 Forum Moderator Biographies

NEW for 2011
NEW forums on Software Defined Radios, Emergency Power for your Home, Remote Station Operation, World Radiosport Team Championship, Ham Radio Deluxe, HF Digital Modes and more!
Please check back here for more information


A Message from the Chair – Ham Radio University 2011

This year we will be holding our twelfth Ham Radio University and New York City / Long Island Section Convention on Sunday, January 9, 2011. Ham Radio University will take place at Briarcliffe College on 1055 Stewart Avenue in Bethpage, NY. Our sponsoring club in 2011 is the Kings County Repeater Association. HRU is made possible the collective efforts of more than twenty local Amateur Radio organizations as well as the American Radio Relay League.

What is HRU? Many of you have already heard of Ham Radio University but the idea may be new to some of you. HRU was created by Phil Lewis, N2MUN. Phil was searching for ways to get inactive hams back into the swing of Amateur Radio. In addition, Phil wanted to help newly licenced hams who ask “What Now?”. Since 1999, HRU has been bringing the local ham community together for a special day of learning and fellowship.

This year’s keynote speaker will be ARRL President Kay Craigie N3KN.
In 2009, Kay gave us all a “homework assignment” to explore some new aspect of Amateur Radio. Our HRU 2011 lineup of forums provides the perfect opportinuty to continue pursuing new avenues of fun and excitement.

We will have a special event station, W2V, on the air with tradional modes as well as PSK-31. You’re encouraged to check out the special event station and operate.

Refreshments aill be available in the college cafeteria, which will be transformed into an Eyeball QSO room with club tables from the various local and national organizations that support Ham Radio University.

In short, there is something for everybody at Ham Radio University. If you have not been to an HRU, I encourage you to attend this year.

– Tom KA2D