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AES Superfest, Friday, 4/9 & Saturday, 4/10

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    AES Superfest, Milwaukee, Friday, 4/9 & Saturday, 4/10 www.aesham.com/superfest.shtml AES ARRL Sanctioned Hamfest Special Guest Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA All
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    AES Superfest, Milwaukee, Friday, 4/9 & Saturday, 4/10


    ARRL Sanctioned Hamfest
    Special Guest 
    Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA

    All inside at AES – 5710 W. Good Hope Road • Milwaukee, WI

    Friday, April 9th. (2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.) • Saturday, April 10th. (8:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.)

    FREE Parking & Admission • Manufacturer Representatives • Clubs & Organizations • Forums

    V.E. Testing • Gordon West • QSL Card Checking • Fox Hunt • Talk-in • Hot Food & Drink (for purchase)

    Special Guest, K9LA – well informed on many topics of interest to Hams: Propagation, the Ionosphere, Solar Cycles, Aurora, HF& VHF,
    Contesting, DX and much more. Visit Carl’s Propagation website (mysite.verizon.net/k9la) where you'll find many informative and practical
    articles from his monthly WorldRadio Propagation column, along with articles contributed to other Amateur Radio publications. Attend his
    two Superfest forums, and during the show you can talk to Carl and his XYL Vicky, AE9YL at the ARRL booth.

    FRIDAY, April 9th
    2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M

    5:00 P.M – 6:00 P.M.
    There will be a special D-STAR INFORMATION BOOTH with operational
    D-STAR equipment and staffed by the Milwaukee Digital Operators Group
    (MADOG) and others. Have your questions about D-STAR answered and signup
    for a Special Drawing for an ICOM ID-880H (D-STAR Ready) transceiver.

    SATURDAY, April 10th
    8:30 A.M. – 11:15 A.M.
    V.E. TESTING – Bring a form of ID (driver’s license O.K.), the Original & Photocopy
    of your Ham license (if applicable) and any CSCE. (Last exam at 11:00 A.M.)

    8:30 A.M. – NOON
    At the ARRL Booth. Courtesy of Ron Gorski, N9AU (Greater Milwaukee DX
    Association) with assists from Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA and XYL Vickey, AE9YL.

    9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
    Bring your HT or favorite tracker. There will be multiple transmitters hidden around
    the AES property that can be easily tracked on foot. It starts at the Fox Hunter’s booth.

    8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
    CONTESTING: Making The Next Step 
    – Gary Sutcliffe, W9XT (Unified Microsystems and Columnist for the ARRL’s National Contest Journal)
    – Techniques for helping contesters improve their scores and move up to the next level.

    9:40 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.
    AN UPDATE ON CYCLE 24: How’s it Doing? What to Expect!
    Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA
    The current cycle has started a bit sluggish but is now showing signs of increasing activity.
    Is this cycle just behind schedule? Are the numbers going to skyrocket or will they be
    lower than anticipated? Find out from Carl! 

    10:35 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
    GROUNDING TECHNIQUES for Improved Station Performance & Safety
    Emmett Hohensee, WØQH (Chief Engineer, Radiowavz Antennas, Inc.)
    No matter what the antenna, with proper grounding your signals will be stronger and
    you’ll be safer. First hand experiences and info on creating effective ground systems.

    11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA
    Expanding on this cycle 24 update and information on his own personal DX efforts and
    ham radio experiences. Looking ahead and planning for a productive portable operation
    or DXpedition – the locations, bands and hours of operation for best results, MUF
    issues, Geomagnetic Field Activity issues, and Low Band issues. 

    12:25 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.
    Gordon West, WB6NOA (Gordon West Radio School)
    Vintage Gordo with lots of funny and informative stuff.

    1:35 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.
    Michael Fish (Meteorologist, WTMJ-TV Milwaukee)
    Back by popular demand with more on weather, storm spotting and safety. A video
    tour of WTMJ-TV’s Weather Department with Mike preparing a forecast using
    computers, radar, weather data, etc. “On-the Air” – the weather set and Mike at work.

    Talk-in: N9LKH (145.130/144.530, PL 127.3 Hz) and KC9LKZ (MADOG) UHF D-Star, 442.46875 +

    Parking: If the AES lot is full please use the Elks’ Lodge lot just across the street and to the East 

    Food: provided by BSA, Troop 205

    Prizes: Drawings each 1/2-hour; Grand Prize drawing Saturday 2:45 P.M. (Must be present for 1/2-hour drawings, but not for Grand Prize)

    Specials/ Instant Coupons: If you are unable to attend Superfest, call 1-800-558-0411 or check our

    Website (www.aesham.com) during show hours for the Specials or Instant Coupons that are in effect for Superfest.

    AMATEUR ELECTRONIC SUPPLY – 5710 W. Good Hope Road Milwaukee, WI 53223 414-358-0333 • 1-800-558-0411 • www.aesham.com

    Please check http://aesham.com/superfest.shtml for the latest updates.

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