Dr. Bob Heil, K9EID, of Heil Sound (http://heilsound.com)

L-r: Mel Parkes, section manager of Utah; Jeff Ryan, Director, Rocky Mountain Division; Howard Michel, CEO of ARRL; Robert Wareham, Vice Director of Rocky Mountain Division

Photos of 2019 ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention

August 8, 9, 10 at Weber State University

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Schedule of Events

This is mostly how things went

Friday, 8 July 2019

7:00 AM: Main Foyer – Shepherd Union Building.  On-site Registration Begins.  Till 4:00 PM Badge/Packet pick up for those pre-registered. Till 4:00 PM. 

7:30 AM: Food Court/Dining Area – 2nd Floor . Breakfast Buffet . (meal ticket required)

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM: 2nd Floor near Pool Tables. Special Event Station. All are welcome to come operate the HF special event station.  

9:30 - 10:15 AM:
Room 320: FT8 – From Setup to First QSO. Jed Petrovich, AD7KG
Room 404A: Learning CW After Puberty with CW Academy. Bob Carter, WR7Q  
Room 404B: Impress Your Friends With Your DFing Skills. Larry Jacobs, WA7ZBO 
Room 316: A Fun Look at a History of DXing and Ham Radio. Ron Wilcox, KF7ZN 
Room 321: Army Mars Forum. Steve Carver, AAA8RD
Room 305: ARRL Teacher Institute. Lisa Cook, K7LAC. Open to all attendees.

10:30 - 11:15: Room 404 A & B. ARRL Forum. Open to all attendees     

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM: Lunch Buffet and Guest Speaker. Howard E. Michel WB2ITX. Meal ticket required

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM:
Room 320: Mobile Installation Tips and Tricks or How to Learn from Other’s Mistakes. David Mamanakis, KD7GR
Room 404A: DXCC For the Little Guy. John Long, KW7A.
Room 404B: 21st Century Net Management with Google Sheets. Chris Clement, K7CTC
Room 321: How and Why of Dxing. Bob Carter, WR7Q.
Room 305: Fldigi’s Narrow Band Emergency Messaging System (NBEMS). Joan Rapp, K6QJU
Room 316: My Favorite Commercial and Homebrew Portable HF Antennas. Jed Petrovich, AD7KG

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Room 320: Understanding Speech Articulation. Bob Heil, K9EID
Room 404A: Antenna Modeling with 4nec2. Kelby Davis, AD7VO
Room 404B: How to Build Portable Go-Boxes For Your Home And Abroad. John Jacobs, W7DBO
Room 316: AllStar Link … Yet Another VOIP. Roland K Smith, K7OJL
Room 321: Installing a rooftop tower and antenna. Richard Mead, W7VQ
Room 305: Getting on the 2200 and 630 meter bands is easier than you think! Clint Turner, KA7OEI

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM:
Room 320: RFI Mitigation. Bill Mader, K8TE
Room 404A: Home Brew Multiband Vertical HF Antenna. Kelby Davis, AD7VO
Room 404B: Homeland Security. Lance Peterson
Room 316: Amateur Radio Satellite Communications. Carlos Cardon, W7QL
Room 321: What About Decibels. Bob Carter, WR7Q

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Room 320: Using WSPRLite for Measuring Antenna Performance. Bill Mader, K8TE
Room 404A: New Ham Workshop. John Jacobs, W7DBO
Room 404B: Summits on the Air. Ryan Etherington, K7ODX
Room 316: Update your station by adding a low cost Software Defined Receiver (SDR). John Long, KW7A
Room 321: DXLab Logging Software and Much More. Ron Wilcox, KF7ZN; Jed Petrovich, AD7KG

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM: Food Court/Dining Area 2nd Floor. Dinner Buffet. (meal ticket required)

10:00 PM - 11:00 PM: Room TBD. Wouff Hong –   

Saturday, 10 August 2019

7:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Main Foyer -Shepherd Union Building. On-site Registration Begins. Badge/Packet pick up for those pre-registered.

7:30 AM: Food Court/Diner area on 2nd Floor. Breakfast Buffet. (meal ticket required)

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Swap Meet

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Room 320: Amateur Radio High Altitude Ballooning. Kevin Reeve, N7RXE
Room 404A: FT8 – From Setup to First QSO. Jed Petrovich, AD7KG
Room 404B: Winlink from Start to Finish. Mat Murdock, K2MJM
Room 316: Emergency Communications FOR ECs and AECs. By Invitation Only. Bob Craven, N7GTE
Room 321: Solar and Propagation Update for 2019. Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA
Room 305: Introduction to Mesh. Charles Gray, KE6QZU; Ed Sim, N7RTA05

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: ? Amateur Radio License Test Session. Session 1 (Session 2 starts at 1:00 PM)

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM: 2nd Floor near Pool Tables. Special Event Station. Come get on the air and make some contacts for our special event station. All are welcome.

9:30 - 10:15 AM
Room 320: Parametric Receive Audio System. Bob Heil, K9EID
Room 404A: How to Build Portable Go-Boxes For Your Home And Abroad. John Jacobs, W7DBO
Room 404B: Installing a rooftop tower and antenna. Richard Mead, W7VQ
Room 316: How and Why of Dxing. Bob Carter, WR7Q
Room 321: The Digital Radio Amateur Workstation (DRAWS™) – An Overview. John Hays, K7VE
Room 305: Mesh Workshop Session 1 of 2. Charles Gray, KE6QZU. Ed Sim, N7RTA

10:30 - 11:15
Room 320: The Best ARES Emergency Communications Training Ever – LOTOJA. Kevin Reeve, N7RXE
Room 404A: Remote control of radio transceivers, design and implementation. Gary Crum, KK7DV
Room 404B: The Basics of Propagation. Ron Wilcox, KF7ZN
Room 316: South Pacific Islands – Building Communication Resiliency in Remote Communities. John Mitton, KK7L
Room 321: DXing from the Middle East. Joel Shelton, N8XJ
Room 305: Mesh Workshop Session 2 of 2. Charles Gray, KE6QZU. Ed Sim, N7RTA

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM: Lunch Buffet and Guest Speaker. Bob Heil, K9EID. Meal ticket required

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Amateur Radio License Test Session. Session 2

Room 3rd Floor Womens Center: Special Event Station. Come get on the air and make some HF contacts for our special event station. All are welcome.

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Room 320: New Ham Workshop. John Jacobs, W7DBO
Room 404A: Setting up a Pi-Star Hotspot for DMR. Chris Andrist, KC7WSU
Room 404B: Go-Kits. “What Is Right For Me”. Dan Lundwall, N7XDL
Room 316: The Magic of CW. Ryan Simpkins, N2OW; Tyler Simpkins, KI7FUO
Room 321: Technical Considerations for Your Shack (NBEMS). Bill Mader, K8TE
Room 305: Fldigi’s Narrow Band Emergency Messaging System (NBEMS). Joan Rapp, K6QJU

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Room 320: My Favorite Commercial and Homebrew Portable HF Antennas. Jed Petrovich, AD7KG
Room 404A: Update your station by adding a low cost Software Defined Receiver (SDR). John Long, KW7A
Room 404B: Eliminating My Own QRM. Roland K Smith, K7OJL
Room 316: Earthquake Preparedness. Marilyn Hoff
Room 321: Duke City Hamfest/Convention. Bill Mader, K8TE
Room 305:

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Room 320: Portable HF and Dxpeditioning. Jared Smith, N7SMI
Room 404A: SOTA – Lessons From the Trail. John Overbaugh, K7JTO
Room 404B: Go-Kits. “What Is Right For Me”. Dan Lundwall, N7XDL
Room 316: Learning CW After Puberty with CW Academy. Bob Carter, WR7Q
Room 321: Programming Your Radio with Software. David Mamanakis, KD7GR

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Room 320: Tips on Making DX QSOs and Understanding the DXpedition Mode. Jed Petrovich AD7KG
Room 404A: DXCC For the Little Guy. John Long, KW7A

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Food Court/Diner area on 2nd Floor
Dinner Buffet

(meal ticket required)