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Mid-Atlantic States VHF Conference and Mini-Fest

Hosted by The Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club (Pack Rats)

Friday, Saturday, Sunday October 6-7-8, 2017
Holiday Inn Bensalem-Philadelphia
3327 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
215-639-9100

Conference Topics may include VHF, UHF and microwave construction, operating, digital modes, EME, antennas, roving and more.
Conference 0800 to 1700 Hours - Arrive Early for Registration at 0730
Conference, Dinner and Accomodations at the same location !!

Agenda may change-watch and listen for announcements!

Friday October 6, 2017

2:00PM-5:00PM Seminar on Station Automation (W3SZ, K3TUF & WA3DRC)
6:30PM-10:30PM Hospitality & Registration & LIMITED TABLE-TOP SELLING

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Conference 8am-5pm Early list of Tentative Topics

Phil Theis K3TUF Automation for VHF/UHF/uW Contesting
Jerome Byrd K3GNC "Apartmentyranous Station Rex"
Steve Gross N4PZ Yagis: Tales, Tricks and Truths
Russ Lamm NN3Q Building and Operating the NN3Q Rover (+K3WGR)
Gary Hitchner WA2OMY The GPS Project and Packrat Beacon Update
Joe Jesson W2JEJ New SDR USB Hardware Dongle and Software Developments
Al Katz K2UYH Getting started on microwave EME (+K1DS)
Joe Horanzy AA3JH Talking on 440 THz– Easy LASER! (+AC2CL)
John Young KM4KMU VHF FM Contesting Cues
Ray Golley N3RG Practical Solutions for Station Automation
Steve Simons W1SMS W1SMS Station Updates Focusing on Remote Control
George Holubec NE2U Chasing VHF Propagation

Sunday, October 8, 2017

8:00AM-11AM Mini-HAMFEST OUTDOOR PARKING LOT
ALL SELLERS BEHIND AND SIDES OF THE HOTEL IN THE HOTEL PARKING SPACES.
Free to all sellers and buyers. Additional Buyers coming for Mini-HAMFEST will be directed to the parking behind the adjacent Greenwood Office buildings.

***NO SELLING ALLOWED IN THE GREENWOOD OFFICE BUILDING PARKING LOT***

Preliminary Weekend Agenda

1. Special Hotel Room Rate for Attendees (See Below)

2. Friday Night Hospitality and Table-top Fleamarket 6:30-10:30PM at Holiday Inn
also Seminar on Station Automation, Friday afternoon from 2PM to 5PM
Limited Space For Attendees ONLY

3. Saturday Conference - 8:00am to 5pm at Holiday Inn
Tech Room Testing with Greg Bonaguide from Rohde & Schwarz
Must register in advance or at the door to attend

5. Saturday Pizza & Soft-drink Lunch at Holiday Inn
for Registered Conference Attendees ONLY

6. Saturday Afternoon Snack for Registered Conference Attendees

7. Buffet Banquet Saturday Evening at Holiday Inn
Not Included in Registration - Purchase Separately - See below

8. ONE Copy of Proceedings on CD included with registration

9. Door Prize Eligibility - YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED CONFERENCE ATTENDEE AND PURCHASE A BANQUET BUFFET TICKET TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR DOOR PRIZE DRAWING

10. Sunday, October 8 - Limited Tailgating (Mini-Fest) at Holiday Inn
Hotel Parking Lot (In back of Hotel) ..... 8-11 AM

Registration

Special conference hotel rate $99/night + tax (mention VHF Conference)
Includes Buffet Breakfast

- Conference Early Bird Registration: $40.00 until 9/20/17
After 9/20/17 ..... $50.00

Includes Friday hospitality, Saturday coffee, snacks, pizza lunch, and conference proceedings CD

- Banquet Reservation $40.00 -

Additional Proceedings CD @ $5.00

Register Online Here

or Printable Mail In registration form

List of Registrants

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Holiday Inn Bensalem-Philadelphia
3327 Street Road(Rt. 132)
Bensalem, PA 19020
215-639-9100

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Hotel Web Page

New Special event rate $99/night + Tax (Includes Buffet Breakfast)

>>>>> Call the Hotel Direct 215-639-9100 <<<<<
Mention "VHF Conference"

Cut-off date for guaranteed room reservations at special rate is 9/8/17

GPS Coordinates: 40.119497, -74.960503

Directions to Conference Center

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