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Huntsville Hamfest to Broadcast Live

The Huntsville Hamfest will broadcast live this weekend. Here is the invitation from the event promoters:

Please join us during our live, online broadcast of the Huntsville Hamfest this weekend. (Aug 17 and 18th)

To join the broadcast go to where the fun begins! During the Huntsville Hamfest W5KUB will interview vendors regarding their latest products, and broadcast the announcement of the Young Ham of the Year. We will also have special guests like Martin F. Jue (K5FLU), founder of MFJ Enterprises; Charlie Emerson (N4OKL) representing Huntsville Hamfest; and many others. During the live broadcast, you will also have the opportunity to meet and chat with other ham radio operators from all over the world. During the 2013 Dayton Hamvention we had over 40,000 viewers!

You could be the winner of one of 23 prizes which will be awarded during the broadcast! These prizes are made possible because of our relationship with partners such as GigaParts, Huntsville Hamfest Prize Committee, ICOM, Ten-Tec, NCG Company, Kantronics, MP Antenna, ARRL, MFJ, and individual hams which have donated prizes. In the past year over $10,000 in prizes have been awarded! Of course, no purchase is necessary to win a prize. W5KUB is not affiliated with any products or companies and does not sell any products or services.

Huntsville Hamfest broadcast hours:

  • Friday, August 16: 1400 UTC (9:00 AM CT) This is set-up time and we will have a live stream going most of the day showing that activity
  • Saturday, August 17: 1400 UTC – 2130 UTC (9:00 AM – 4:30 PM CT) Huntsville Hamfest
  • Sunday, August 18: 1400 UTC – 2000 UTC (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM CT) Huntsville Hamfest
  • Sunday, August 18: 2000 UTC (3:00 PM CT) drive from Huntsville to Memphis (4 hrs) watch us stream the 4 hour drive. Might even have prizes.

Please join our group on Facebook at to keep up with us year-round.

We’ll ‘see’ you in Huntsville!

Tom Medlin, W5KUB

Mid-Atlantic VHF Conference – September 27-29, Bensalem, PA

Mid-Atlantic VHF Conference – September 27-29, Bensalem, PA

The Mid-Atlantic VHF Conference will be held the weekend of September 27-28-29, 2013 at the InnPlace Hotel in  Bensalem, PA.
Please submit your Papers and Presentations

  • Special Early Bird pricing $40 for Conference includes hospitality, conference, proceedings disc, snacks and pizza lunch Sat.
  • Banquet $40 per person.
  • Door prize tickets only for sign-up to both conference & banquet


  • Sept 27 Friday evening–hospitality and table-top swap and sell
  • Sept 28 Saturday–Conference presentations and banquet with door prizes
  • Sept 29 Sunday morning 8A-11A–free outdoor VHF flea-market

Send papers,  presentations or questions to


Central States VHF Society Conference – July 25, Elk Grove, IL

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 ;

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; 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

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


Yuba Sutter Amateur Radio Club Hamfest

Yuba Sutter Amateur Radio Club 1st Annual Hamfest

The YSARC 1st Annual ARRL sanctioned Hamfest will be held June 1st.  Please see the attached flyer for information.  If anyone desires to pre-register for a space, please contact  Breakfast served by the American Legion ($5.00) Handicap parking, prizes.

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SOCEM using APRS Nears Launch

March 4, 2010

Students Testing Building Blocks for Spacecraft on NASA Rocket Flight

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Not much bigger than a child’s toy block, two spacecraft designed and built by university students in Kentucky and California will fly in space for a short period this month to gather information that may be applied to future small Earth orbiting space vehicles.

The spacecraft will fly on a NASA suborbital Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket between 6 and 9 a.m.(EST), March 11, from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.  The backup launch days are March 12 and 13.

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