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W9DYV Amateur Radio Symposium


Hamfests & Swapmeets 0 Comments 06/09/2019 

July 19-21 Slidell, Louisiana

http://www.ce-multiphase.com/...

Posted By: Bradley Stone (UncleBrad)

New Venue-Expanded Topics-Boneyard/Tailgating

Interested in the full spectrum of vintage HF SSB/AM radio rig restoration, electron tubes, homebrew rig construction and even SDR?  Looking for just a good old-fashioned summertime hamfest/boneyard?  Or an XYL-sanctioned opportunity to visit New Orleans and the National World War II Museum?

Here’s a can’t-miss event, just for you.

Beginning on July 19th, a full two-days of technical and homebrew equipment seminars await you, coupled with an exciting Slidell hamfest hosted by the Ozone Amateur Radio Club (www.w5sla.net).

Current forums include: 

Receiver Performance Verification and Enhancement, Rob Sherwood (Sherwood Engineering);

Transmitter Audio Processing, Bob Heil K9EID (Heil Sound);

Receiver Audio Enhancement, Bob Heil K9EID (Heil Sound);

Low Noise Antennas for 160/80M Dxing, Ted Saba KN5O

Working 630 Meters – Our Really Low Band, Rob Sherwood (Sherwood Engineering)

The Elusive Collins S-2 Line, David Beckler (N0SAP)

Restoring the Cosmophone 35, Nick Tusa (K5EF)

The Drake TR8 Prototype Saga, David Assaf (W5XU)

High Performance HF Amplifier Construction, Ron Scalise (WA5ZFP)

SDR and Amateur Radio, Emile Diodene (KE5QKR)

SDR Design Ideas, Carl Fedrowisch (KG5NXY)

Plus: The How’s and Why’s of Buck-Boost Transformers; DX-pedition Planning; Vintage Radio Restoration Hints; and more! The forum agenda continues to grow, so please visit the Central Electronic website www.ce-multiphase.com for details.  Host hotel and National WW-II Museum discount information is on the website.  

*** 7/22/2019 Upate from Nick, K5EF ***

An outstanding show this year.  First off, donating and were asking about plans for next year.  Second, it was often standing room only.  The conference room held 60 seats, most all were taken.  Third, having the presentations span the old (vintage & restoration) and the new (SDR-new equipment performance) drew a variety of people in.  While many floated in and out during the two days, every presentation was “full house” attended and the questions were all solid ones.  We had some great food and good weather.  It didn’t hurt that we had three of Ham Nation’s four key guys here…only one missing was Gordon West.  The Slidell Hamfest was sold out with respect to tables and so the hamfest organizers, too, were quite pleased. 

Holding this near a major city and allied with a hamfest appears to be the key.  People were excited about the many topics discussed as no typical hamfest has this vintage/restoration/homebrewing part. So, back to the discussion we tossed around last year – two venues:  the South (Slidell/NOLA) and the Midwest (St. Louis area, for example)?  


  

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