AES Superfest, Friday, 4/9 & Saturday, 4/10
- AESARRL Sanctioned HamfestSpecial GuestCarl Luetzelschwab, K9LAAll inside at AES – 5710 W. Good Hope Road • Milwaukee, WIFriday, 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 • ForumsV.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 practicalarticles from his monthly WorldRadio Propagation column, along with articles contributed to other Amateur Radio publications. Attend histwo Superfest forums, and during the show you can talk to Carl and his XYL Vicky, AE9YL at the ARRL booth.Superfest Streaming VideoFRIDAY, April 9th2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.MSUPERFEST OPEN5:00 P.M – 6:00 P.M.FORUM: D-STAR DE-MYSTIFIED (Speaker(s) TBA)There will be a special D-STAR INFORMATION BOOTH with operationalD-STAR equipment and staffed by the Milwaukee Digital Operators Group(MADOG) and others. Have your questions about D-STAR answered and signupfor a Special Drawing for an ICOM ID-880H (D-STAR Ready) transceiver.SATURDAY, April 10th8:30 A.M. – 11:15 A.M.V.E. TESTING – Bring a form of ID (driver’s license O.K.), the Original & Photocopyof your Ham license (if applicable) and any CSCE. (Last exam at 11:00 A.M.)8:30 A.M. – NOONQSL CARD CHECKING (DXCC,WAS,WAC & VUCC)At the ARRL Booth. Courtesy of Ron Gorski, N9AU (Greater Milwaukee DXAssociation) with assists from Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA and XYL Vickey, AE9YL.9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.2 METER FOX HUNT CHALLENGEBring your HT or favorite tracker. There will be multiple transmitters hidden aroundthe AES property that can be easily tracked on foot. It starts at the Fox Hunter’s booth.SATURDAY FORUMS8:45 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, K9LAThe 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 belower than anticipated? Find out from Carl!10:35 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.GROUNDING TECHNIQUES for Improved Station Performance & SafetyEmmett Hohensee, WØQH (Chief Engineer, Radiowavz Antennas, Inc.)No matter what the antenna, with proper grounding your signals will be stronger andyou’ll be safer. First hand experiences and info on creating effective ground systems.11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.PROPAGATION PLANNING for DXpeditionsCarl Luetzelschwab, K9LAExpanding on this cycle 24 update and information on his own personal DX efforts andham radio experiences. Looking ahead and planning for a productive portable operationor DXpedition – the locations, bands and hours of operation for best results, MUFissues, Geomagnetic Field Activity issues, and Low Band issues.12:25 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.GORDON WEST SHOWGordon West, WB6NOA (Gordon West Radio School)Vintage Gordo with lots of funny and informative stuff.1:35 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.WEATHERMichael Fish (Meteorologist, WTMJ-TV Milwaukee)Back by popular demand with more on weather, storm spotting and safety. A videotour of WTMJ-TV’s Weather Department with Mike preparing a forecast usingcomputers, 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 EastFood: provided by BSA, Troop 205Prizes: 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 ourWebsite (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.comPlease check http://aesham.com/superfest.shtml for the latest updates.