The online registration for the 2013 Central States VHF Society Conference is now available. The 2013 Conference will be held near Chicago at the Elk Grove Village, IL, Holiday Inn from Thursday July 25th until Sunday July 28. This year’s Conference location allows for free Hotel transportation to and from the Chicago-O’Hare Airport and has easy access from major interstate routes.
Activities begin with onsite check-in and registration Thursday afternoon with the offering of a trip to the Schaumburg Boomer’s baseball game at 5PM. Friday morning’s activities feature the Antenna Range (144MHz-24Ghz) measurements, Rover Row, Dish Display and Noise Figure Measurement Contest.
In addition to the world-class technical presentations on topics about activity on the amateur bands VHF/UHF and above; this year’s conference will feature a return of the free-admission “VHF-101″ introductory session on Saturday Morning !
For a up-to-date schedule of events please check the Central States VHF Society website at;
The 2013 Conference is honored to welcome active VHF operator and CEO of the American Radio Relay League, Mr Dave Sumner, K1ZZ as the Saturday Banquet speaker. This will be a presentation you will not want to miss !
The Family Program includes the Schaumburg Boomer’s baseball game on Thursday evening, a Friday trip to downtown Chicago’s famed Michigan Avenue Shopping District and a Saturday bus trip to the Chicago Museum Campus that includes the Field Museum of Natural History, the Adler Planitarium, the John G Shedd Aquarium and the Chicago Museum of Modern Art.
This year we will be offering a (free) Sunday tour of the Fermilab National Accelerator in BataviaIllinois. There will be a group car-pool from the Hotel at 10AM Sunday and although there is no bus transportation arrangements can be provided for the return trip to O’Hare airport after the tour. This tour will present a glimpse into the hardware behind the scenes in the world of High Energy Physics. Included will be a short stop by the superconducting RF laboratory – where the RF is REALLY cool… A pair of comfortable walking shoes is suggested for the 3 hour tour.
The Central States VHF Society registration page can be found at ; http://www.csvhfs.org/2013conference/2013Registration.html
Reservations for the Elk Grove Village Holiday Inn 1000 Busse Rd, Elk Grove Village Illinois can be made using the special reservation group code ” VHF” by calling (800) 972-2494 or by using the web link; http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/elk-grove-village/chieg/hoteldetail?groupCode=VHF The special group rate for the Conference is $95 per night.
Should you have any questions, problems or special requests please do not heistate to contact the 2013 Conference Chairman directly by email at W9XA@arrl.org
Please make early plans to attend. We look forward to seeing you in July for the 2013 Central States VHF Society Conference near Chicago!
For the 2013 CSVHF Committee- 73, Kermit Carlson W9XA