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QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Set for August

posted Jun 26, 2020, 6:59 AM by Cuyahoga Falls ARC   [ updated Jul 7, 2020, 8:44 AM ]

QSO Today podcast host Eric Guth, 4Z1UG/WA6IGR, has announced that the first QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo will take place Saturday and Sunday, August 8 – 9. Attendance is free to all, registration is open, and there are early bird prizes for registering now.

Built on a live, virtual reality platform used by Fortune 500 companies and major universities, the ARRL-sanctioned hamfest will feature a lineup of well-known speakers. Guth and his team, including George Zafiropoulos, KJ6VU, have assembled more than 50 of the best ham radio mentors in multiple tracks to address this conference from the virtual Expo’s auditorium.

Presenters will include Ward Silver, N0AX, on grounding and bonding; Glenn Johnson, W0GJ, on DXpeditions, and John Portune, W6NBC, on building slot antennas for antenna-restricted locations. Demonstrations of new amateur radio gear will be presented, and attendees can speak with exhibitors via video/audio or chat, as well as interact with others online.

“This platform simulates a full convention experience, with an exhibit hall and exhibit booths staffed by live attendants, speaker auditorium, lobby, and lounges,” the announcement said. Guth, an ARRL member, decided to go forward with the virtual event after many in-person ham radio conventions were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. ARRL will be among the exhibitors filling the virtual exhibit hall.

Attendees will be able to share ideas and network with each other via the virtual platform. Following the 48-hour live event, audio/video from presentations and resources published by exhibitors will remain available to registrants on demand for 30 days.

Keynote Speech - COVID-19: The creation of a medical response using a global network. The Human stories behind it and the impact of Amateur Radio on problem solving - Dr. Scott Wright, K0MD Scheduled for: 0100 Zulu August 8th
Speakers below begin at 1500 Zulu, August 8th and 9th in 5 parallel tracks. Start on the hour with Q&A following each one.
The History of Heath Company, the G.I. Bill, and Economics of RestorationPaul Topolski W1SEX
21st Century Transceiver Design: The K4 High Performance Direct Sampling SDREric Swartz, WA6HHQ
3D Printing Microwave AntennasKaren Ricker KG5GAK
5 Fun Things for Youth to Do With Ham RadioAD8FQ
A 100W HF 6M Amplifier ProjectJim Veatch WA2EUJ
Antenna theoryRobert Zavrel W7SX
APRSRay Rischpater KF6GPE
ARKnet Wireless Emergency IntranetMarcel Stieber AI6MS
Audio Building Block for HamsMark Smith KR6ZY
Building a new shackVance Martin N3VEM
Building the FutureDavid Cripe NM0S
Citizen Science: HamSCI and the Personal Space Weather Station ProjectKE8HPA
Contesting on 10 Ghz and UPWayne Yoshida KH6WZ
CWOps CW Academy- Learning CWErnest Silverthorn NM5M
Digital Amateur Television and social distancingJoel Wilhite KD6W
DXing with modern software defined radiosRia Jairam N2RJ
DXpeditionsGlenn Johnson W0GJ
EME on 40 MetersDennis Kidder W6DQ
Everything you need to know about Lithium BatteriesMarcel Steiber AI6MS
Everything you need to know about USB and Serial interfacesBob Wilson N6TV
FlexRadio- An Introduction to Remote HF OperatingMichael Walker VA3MW
FT8 & FT4 An IntroductionAnthony Luscre, K8ZT
FT8 DXpedition Mode- Will DXing ever be the same?Ned Stearns AA7A
Fully Remote Amateur Radio Exam AdministrationMarcel Steiber AI6MS
Get active! Get on the air!Don Keith N4KC
Getting Girls Involved in STEM, Specifically Amateur Radio!Audrey McElroy KM4BUN
Getting Started in HFMichael Burnette AF7KB
Getting started on EME (Moon bounce) with a basic stationHoward Sherer AE3T
GPS TodayJohn Ackermann N8UR
Grounding and Bonding- The EssentialsWard Silver N0AX
Having Fun With MorseAnthony Luscre K8ZT
Highly Flying Kids With HABJack McElroy KM4ZIA
Hollow-State HomebrewingGrayson Evans KJ7UM
How to SolderSteve Johnston WD8DAS
Introduction to Low FrequenciesEric Nichols KL7AJ
Is 3 dB Worth a Divorce?Glenn Johnson W0GJ
Kit Building Techniques For SuccessJoseph Eisenberg K0NEB
Marconi and me: A QRP adventure in Italy or a program on SOTA, Summits on the AirDon Minkoff NK6A
PackTenna- Think Like A BackpackerGeorge Zafiropoulos, KJ6VU
Portable HF operatingMike Dahlhoffer K8MRD
Portable operatingJohn Jacobs W7DBO
Possible working title: "Digging Dirt on Inductors"H.P. Pete Friedrichs AC7ZL
Qatar Oscar-100 SatelliteZVI SEGAL 4Z1ZV
Remotely controlling a solar stationRobert Norman VK5SW
Salt Water Amplifier- Key To QRP SSB DXThomas Robinson G0SBW
Saltwater Effect: Fact or MythGreg Lane, N4KGL
Science with your Ham RadioPhil Erickson W1PJE
Send an Amateur Radio Balloon around the WorldBill Brown WB8ELK
Simple HF AntennasCarl Luetzelschwab K9LA
Snake Oil With a Loading Coil, My Gotham Vertical ConfidentialJeff Murray K1NSS
Solar and Propagation TopicsCarl Luetzelschwab K9LA
The 630-Meter Band: Is it Practical for Amateur Use?Steve Johnston WD8DAS
The new Blue Lightning Transceiver, Design and UseDavid White WN5Y
The Search for Amelia Earhart's L10ETom Vinson NY0V
The Slot Antenna- Undiscovered Country for Most HamsJohn Portune W6NBC
Tips for Being a Better Single Op ContesterRandy Thompson K5ZD
Using Pluto SDR as a spectrum analyzer.Beric Dunn K6BEZ
Welcome to the ArduinoGlen Popiel KW5GP
Your Radio Club is the AnswerJoel Wilhite KD6W
​Youth in Ham RadioCarole Perry WB2MGP