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Central States VHF Society Conference Agenda & Event Schedule, Elk Grove Village, IL, 7/25 - 7/28

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      http://www.csvhfs.org/2013conference/2013Registration.html 47th Annual CSVHFS Conference Conference Schedule Central States VHF Society 2013 Conference -
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 21, 2013

       
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      47th Annual CSVHFS Conference
      Conference Schedule

      Central States VHF Society2013 Conference - Chicago/Elk Grove Village, ILTHURSDAY  25 July 2013

      TIME
      EVENT
       LOCATION
      0900
      Vendors Setup
       
      1300 - 1645
      REGISTRATION
      HOTEL LOBBY
      1645 - 1800
      Reception   Cash Bar
      ATRIUM
      1730
      Load Buses to Schaumburg Boomers Baseball Game
      HOTEL LOBBY
      2100
      Hospitality Suite Opens
       
      2100 - 2200
      CSVHF Society Board Meeting
      Village Room
      FRIDAY  26 July 2013

      TIME
      EVENT
       LOCATION
      0730 - 1500
      REGISTRATION
      HOTEL LOBBY
      0800 - 1130
      Antenna Range 144–432 MHz &  902 MHz–24 GHz
      West Lot
      0800 - 1130
      Rover Row and Dish Display
      West Lot
      0800 - 1200
      Noise Figure Measurements
      Village Room
      0800 - 1700
      Vendor Area Open
      Grove  Room
      0900
      Family Program – Busses load forTRIP TO MICHIGAN AVENUE      
       
      1130 - 1300
      Lunch (on your own)
       
      1300 - 1700
      Technical Presentations
      Woodfield Room
      1500
      Family Program   BUSSES DEPART DOWNTOWN
       
      1700 - 1900
      Dinner (on your own)
       
      1900 - 2200
      FLEA MARKET
      Woodfield Room
      2100 - 2230
      CSVHF Society Board Meeting
      Village Room
      2200 
      Hospitality Suite Opens
       
      SATURDAY  27 July 2013

      TIME
      EVENT
       LOCATION
      0830 - 1300
      REGISTRATION
      HOTEL LOBBY
      0830 - 1130
      Vendor Area Open
      Grove Room
      0830 - 1130
      Technical Presentations
      Woodfield Room
      0900
      Family Program – Busses load forTRIP TO DOWNTOWN CHICAGO MUSEUM CAMPUS
       
      0900 - 1100
      VHF-101   by Marshall Williams K5QE andKent Britain WA5VJB                      Admission is FREE
      Village Room
      1130 - 1300
      Lunch (on your own)
       
      1300 - 1545
      Technical Presentations
      Woodfield Room
      1430
      Family Program - BUSSES DEPART DOWNTOWN
       
      1545 - 1630
      CSVHF Society Annual Business Meeting
      Woodfield Room
      1630 - 1700
      CSVHF Society Board Meeting
      Village Room
      1700 - 1800
      Social Hour - Hors d'Oeuvres and Cash Bar
      Atrium
      1800 - 2200
      BANQUETMr. Dave Sumner  K1ZZ  ARRL CEOBanquet Speaker
      Woodfield Room
      2200 
      Hospitality Suite Opens
       
      SUNDAY  28 July 2013

      TIME
      EVENT
       LOCATION
      1030
      Gather for Trip to Fermilab
      HOTEL LOBBY
      1030 - 1130
      Transportation to Fermilab is not provided
       
      1130 - 1200
      Lunch - as a group                                     details - TBD
       
      1200 - 1500
      Fermilab Tour  -  FREE
      Batavia, IL

       

      Updated May 3, 2012:

       

      Technical Presentations

      Presentations aren't necessarily technical. They cover the breadth of the VHF/UHF ham radio hobby. Highlights in past years have been demonstrations of Software Defined Radios, Rovers, Antennas, Contesting and Microwave Communications. Presentations vary from 15 to 45 minutes and step you through the highlights of the topic at hand, with complete texts published as articles in the Proceedings. Your speaker is available for follow-up questions throughout the remainder of the conference.

      Technical Program

      In Addition to Papers authored by the Presenters listed above we also have the additional works:
      • Coming soon...

       

      Antenna Range

      Friday morning, we have an antenna range in the hotel parking lot at which you can have your own antennas tested against standards and determine gain. If you are driving to the conference, bring your antennas from 50 MHz through 47 GHz for testing. Even if you don't bring an antenna for testing, watching the range in operation teaches you about antenna theory, performance, and construction techniques. The Antenna Range also has much fine conversation and socializing during the morning.

       

      Noise Figure Testing / Pre-amp Workshop

      Saturday morning, you can learn much about Pre-amp design and performance by bringing a pre-amp for testing or tweaking. Fellow members, who are frquently engineering professionals, will assist you while you fine-tune your pre-amplifier for testing. It's fun and always increases your knowledge. Bring your pre-amps for 50 MHz through 47 GHz.

      Rover Row / Dish Bowl

      All Rovers are encouraged to bring their completely outfitted Rovermobiles. It's a great way for the Rover to give a shack-tour. We will have a designated dog-pound for all Rovermobiles on Friday morning. While the Antenna Range is in operation, many attendees will come see how you conquered installation and configuration issues in your Rovermobile. Similarly, if you have a portable microwave dish setup, please bring it for show-and-tell in the dish-bowl as well. By showing your handiwork, others will gain ideas and motivation to construct their own dish systems and give all of us more operators on the high bands.

      Poster Sessions / Table-Top Displays

      All day Friday and Saturday, a portion of the Dealer Area will have Poster Sessions for viewing. Our concept is that some times a topic may not have enough meat for a full presentation or paper. Further, many basic VHF/UHF themes can be reviewed (taught) via poster sessions or table-top displays. Tri-Fold poster boards are available at Office Max/Office Depot. Students often use them for Science Fair Projects. This is a new program area for CSVHFS. We need your creativity and effort to bring more content to the event. Think about a poster session or table-top display you could create for this year. Perhaps a big operating event. Or perhaps photos of a recent construction project. You are not limited to the poster boards, you may bring actual physical items for display on the table as well. The tables will be chaperoned for security. If you are a good teacher, consider covering some basic VHF/UHF topics. That way, your presentation can be used again in subsequent years. See the guidelines for Authors and Presenters for guidelines for Poster Sessions/Table-top displays.

      Vendor Area

      All day Friday and Saturday, an entire room will be available for vendors. Between talks you can peruse their wares. For dealers, we offer tables free for your use. The Vendor Area will have free WIFI available. Special requirements, telephone line and special electrical requirements, will need to be worked out with the Hotel. If you attend as a dealer, you're guaranteed to have shoppers interested in test equipment, and VHF/UHF/microwave equipment and parts. For non-commercial attendees bringing used equipment to move, we'd prefer if you'd bring your material to the Flea Market (see below). If you must have a dealer table, however, your space will be limited, so make your reservations early!
      Dealers who have pledged their attendance include (watch this page—additions will be made as dealers are identified):
      • Down East Microwave
      • FlexRadio Systems
      • Yaesu
      Additional dealers are welcome. For information, table waivers, electricity requirements or simply to be added to the list, please email
      Kermit Carlson, W9XA

      Flea Market

      Friday night from 1900-2200, find some new treasures at the Flea Market filled with VHF/UHF/Microwave goodies. Expect much better than you'd see at your regular hamfest. Bring things to sell--you know the interest areas of our members!

      Banquet

      More information coming soon.

      The Banquet Goodies Table

      The Central States VHF Society Banquet Goodies Table is famous for it's quantity and quality. Many generous donors make valuable gifts available for all banquet attendees. Everyone goes home with something and several are of incredible value! Please bring donations for the ham and ladies' prize tables. Please bring prizes and be generous with your fellow attendees.

      Hospitality Room

      The Hospitality Suites are hosted by local or regional clubs. This is a great place to enjoy a beverage and some snacks with LOTS of conversation. We are again offering a Ladies Hospitality Suite as well.

      Parting Shots session

      Sunday Morning gathering in the hotel.
      Contact Bill Caldwell, N0LNO with questions. 
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