4/20/17 THURSDAY Early Arrivers
6-9pm Earlybird Hospitality Room
4/21/17 FRIDAY LODGING
12:30PM Early Arrivers Lunch - meet K1MAP in Lobby
2:30-5PM Afternoon Workshop TBD
6:00pm 'til - SUPER HOSPITALITY ROOM (Food & Refreshments)
7:30pm & Indoor SWAP/SELL & VENDORS.
(You may want to re-think going out to eat on Fri. Nite!)
4/22/17 SATURDAY REGISTRATION, TALKS, AUCTIONS,
TEST LAB , VENDORS & MORE.
7:30am REGISTRATION BEGINS
8:15 am OPENING ANNOUNCEMENTS
8:30am TALKS BEGIN (see SCHEDULE below):
10:25am TALKS RESUME
12:00pm LUNCH (Pizza & Grinders included with Registration)
1:15pm TALKS RESUME
1:00 - 5pm Test Lab to 50 GHz: Greg Bonaguide, WA1VUG of Rohde & Schwarz
3:15pm TALKS RESUME
4:20pm TALKS RESUME
5:20pm NEWS MEETING - WA2AAU
5:30pm Pre-Banquet Hospitality Room
7:00pm BANQUET BUFFET (7 PM - 8:30 PM)
8:20pm Tom Kirby Award Presentation
8:30pm VHF - MICROWAVE TRIVIA QUIZ, Rene Barbeau VE2UG
9:00pm DOOR PRIZE EXTRAVAGANZA, Michele Clement W1MKY and Don Twombly W1FKF
Updated PRESENTATIONS SCHEDULE:
There will also be additional papers on the Proceedings CD
8:00am YAESU Presentation & Prize Drawing
9:00am-11am VHF+MW SWAP/SELL **NO EARLYBIRDS** & VENDORS (8AM setup),
(included with Registration- Please contact Mark Casey K1MAP for details)
EVERY REGISTRANT RECEIVES THE PROCEEDINGS ON CD AND IS ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZE DRAWINGS.
DIRECTIONS & RESERVATIONS
FROM HARTFORD, I-84E TO EXIT 63. LEFT AT FORK, RIGHT ON TAYLOR ST.
FROM WORCESTER, I-90W EXIT 9 TO I-84W EXIT 63, RIGHT OFF RAMP, RIGHT ON TAYLOR ST.
HOTEL Overnight Rates $79 DBL or $99 Suite, MENTION "VHF CONFERENCE" by March 20, 2017
FREE Continental BREAKFAST for those staying at the Baymont Hotel
CALL (860)-643-5645 for BAYMONT INN RESERVATIONS
*YOU MUST CALL HOTEL TO GET CONFERENCE RATE*
updated 18 April 2017.
MORE DETAILS WILL BE ADDED SOON - check back often.
Questions? Contact one of the 2 Conference Co-Chairmen:
Paul Wade, W1GHZ, (presentations, proceedings): w1ghz(AT)arrl.net
Mark Casey, K1MAP, (hospitality, hotel, swaps/vendors): map92map(AT)gmail.com
cell 413-777-9828, home 413-566-2445.
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Getting there by air or rail: Bradley International Airport (Hartford, CT), is close by the site (1/2 hr). The Hartford Amtrak Train station is only about 15 minutes from the hotel.
Nearby Eateries: Shea's American Grille--Rt.30 (1/8 mile or walk to from hotel-NE) Misaki Buffet & Sushi--Rt.30 (1/8 mile S or walk to) Rein's NY Style Deli--Rt. 30 (2 miles NE) Mitchell's Restaurant--1239 Rt.30, Vernon (4 miles NE) New England Pizza – Rt.30 (3 miles NE) Angelino's--Kelly Rdd, off Rt 83 near TriCity Plaza(1.5 miles NE) 99--Rt. 30(2 miles NE) Elmo's Dockside---Rt.30 (1/2 mile NE) McDonalds(2)---Rt. 30 (1/2 mile SW & 1 mile N) Subway--Rt. 30 (1/2 mile SW) Applebees--Rt. 30 (1/2 mile SW) Chipotle Mexican Grille--Rt. 30 (1/2 mile SW) Panera Bread--Rt. 30 (1/2 mile SW) Nearby Radio-Electronics Attractions: Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of CT, 115 Pierson Lane, Windsor, CT (15 miles west). ARRL Headquarters, 225 Main St.Newington, CT (20 miles south). Cables & Connectors, 2307 Berlin Turnpike, Rt.15, Newington, Ct (20 miles south). Lentini Communications, 221 Christian Lane Unit A, Berlin, CT (20 miles south). Harbor Freight Tools in Tri-City Plaza, 35 Talcottville Rd, CT RT 83 (1 mile north). Other Nearby Attractions within 60 miles: New England Air Museum at Bradley Int'l Airport, Windsor Locks, CT (15 miles). Trolley Museum, East Windsor, CT (18 miles). Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, MA (25 miles). Springfield Quadrangle Museums, Springfield, MA (25 miles). Yankee Candle, South Deerfield, MA (55 miles). Old Sturbridge Village, Strubridge, MA (35 miles). Old Deerfield, Deerfield, MA (60 miles). Eastern States Exposition (The Big E), West Springfield, MA (25 miles). Foxwoods Casino, Mashantucket, CT (40 miles). Mohegan Sun Casino, Montville, CT (35 miles). Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT (55 miles). Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, CT (55 miles). Buckland Mall, Manchester, CT (3 miles). Nearby Colleges within 60 miles: Amherst, Yale, UMass, UConn, Smith, Trinity, U of Hartford, Springfield, AIC, Western New England Univ, Hampshire College, WPI, and many more. --------------------------------------- Boston and New York are about 100 miles. Southern Vermont and New Hampshire are about 80 miles north. The Connecticut coast (Mystic, New London, New Haven) is only about 50 miles south.
aim of the Conference is to share with our fellow VHFer's and above technical
achievements in the field of communication and experimentation. You are all
invited to participate by presenting a technical paper or submitting one for
publication in the Conference Proceedings CD. Just your attendance is also
welcome and we have a full program scheduled once again this year.
If you are interested in presenting a paper at the conference or submitting
one for the Proceedings please contact: Paul Wade, W1GHZ at
For the technical presentations, PowerPoint presentations are preferred, but not required. The conference will provide an LCD projector, screen and wireless microphone for use by its participants. If your presentation requires a different format such as a slide projector, please contact me prior to the conference and I will arrange for it. A Conference Proceedings will be published on CD. You do not need to be a speaker to have your material included in the proceedings, just interested in sharing with your fellow radio enthusiasts, so please send it along before APRIL 1, 2015. In addition to our technical presentations we'll have a Manufacturers Demo open Saturday afternoon. We'll also have ? of ? & ? to manage the preamp noise figure and gain measurement Lab Session (10MHz-50GHz). This year we'll be able to measure power from DC to 110 GHz, Spectrum Analyzer for DC to 50 GHz, Phase noise to 50 GHz, and Noise Figure to 24 GHz. 2 Vector Network Analyzers: 10 MHz to 70 GHz, and 100 kHz to 8.5 GHz. We encourage you to bring equipment you'd like to have tested. Mark Casey, K1MAP will head up the Sunday morning flea market. Michele Clement W1MKY and Don Twombly W1FKF will be handling the Door Prize Donations. This years' VHF-SHF Trivia Quiz will be hosted by ?, ?. The Proceedings CD with the event schedule and many interesting articles is included with your conference registration fee and will be presented to you when you arrive. Hope to see you soon!
Conference Chairman and Proceedings Editor:
Paul Wade, W1GHZ
582 Dubray Road
Cabot, VT 05647
Door Prize Coordinators:
Michele Clement W1MKY and ?
Ship Door prizes to:
Don Twombly, W1FKF 23 Maura Dr. Woburn, MA 01801
SWAP n SELL INFO:
MARK CASEY, K1MAP
303 Main Street
Hampden, Mass 01036
(413) 566-2445 (home) or 413-777-9828 (cell)
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