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at 2017 Hamvention®
May 19, 20, and 21 -- 2017

ARRL-sponsored ForumsARRL-sponsored Exhibit & Activities
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Where: Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, 120 Fairground Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385 

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ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio®, welcomes all members and friends to Hamvention®. Use this handy guide to find ARRL-sponsored activities, exhibits and program representatives. ARRL EXPO is a large exhibit area located in Building 2.

Rick Roderick, K5UR – ARRL President
Dale Williams, WA8EFK – Great Lakes Division Director
Thomas Delaney, W8WTD – Vice Director
Scott Yonally, N8SY – Ohio Section Manager

Interested parties will find complete details for Hamvention at For information about ARRL and Amateur Radio, visit and

ARRL Store

Visit the HUGE ARRL bookstore to join, renew or extend your ARRL membership, and get the latest publications, supplies, and official ARRL merchandise.

  •  FREE Gift when you join, renew, or extend your ARRL membership at the show.
  •  FREE Gift for ARRL Life Members when you stop by the ARRL Store.
  •  FREE ARRL EXPO 2017 Button!

2017 ARRL Field Day Supplies – ARRL Field Day is June 24-25, 2017. Gear up for the most popular on-the-air operating event in Amateur Radio. Official T-shirts, pins, hats, mugs, and posters are available.

RFinder - The Worldwide Repeater Directory. RFinder is the online repeater directory of ARRL. Check out this web service demonstration and online apps, providing subscribers with listings for 50,000+ repeaters in 170+ countries. Only $9.99 for an annual subscription:


ARRL Exhibits…

ARRL Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative

ARRL Laboratory: Get Your Handheld Radio Tested!

ARRL Development and ARRL Foundation

ARRL Public Service

Amateur Radio and Education – Meet ARRL Education & Technology Program Instructors and explore the resources available for introducing radio science and wireless technology into classrooms.

Radiosport and DXCCDXCC Card Checking; ARRL Contests and Awards; The ARRL Logbook of the World (LoTW); QSL Bureau

RFinder - The Worldwide Repeater Directory

ARRL Field Organization Volunteers – Visit this gathering area for ARRL Field Organization networking, hosted by the ARRL Ohio Section.

HamSCI: The Ham Radio Science Citizen Investigation (guest exhibit)

ARRL Visa® CardU.S. Bank

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU)

ARRL-sponsored Forums at 2017 Hamvention®

A complete list of Hamvention forums can be found at

Friday May 19, 2017

Ham Radio Makers and Hackers
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. – Room 4 (175 cap.)
Moderators: Sean Kutzko, KX9X, ARRL Media and Public Relations Manager
The ham radio community has always been a part of the DIY (do it yourself) movement. This group of panelists will share experiences about how ham radio is finding kinship with the new generation of creators, makers, hackers and innovators. Learn more about ham radio at Maker Faires®, Hackerspaces, and among Arduino users. The panelists will include ARRL author Glen Popiel, KW5GP (High Speed Multimedia for Amateur Radio and Arduino for Ham Radio), ARRL Education & Technology Program Instructor Tommy Gober, N5DUX, and others. This forum is sponsored by ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio®.

Ham Radio and the Law: Antenna Permits and Problems
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. – Room 2 (450 cap.)
Moderator: Fred Hopengarten, Esq., K1VR, Author “Antenna Zoning for the Radio Amateur”
A discussion by Amateur Radio attorneys on legal issues of interest to hams: avoiding restrictive covenants, presenting your case for a tower permit, and information on recent court rulings on PRB-1. Updates on proposed legislation to protect hams living under homeowner association restrictions. Sponsored by ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio. Speakers include Bob Famiglio, Esq., K3RF, ARRL Volunteer Counsel and Vice Director, and others.

Saturday May 20, 2017

HamSCI, the Ham Radio Science Citizen Investigation
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. – Room 4 (175 cap.)
Moderator: Ward Silver, N0AX

A group of panelists will share information about professional research programs supported by radio amateurs. This forum is sponsored by ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio®. Program:

1. “What is HamSCI?” Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF

2. "Introduction to Space Weather and Radio Propagation” by Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA

3. “Upper Level Lows and Six Meter 50 Mhz Sporadic E” Joe Dzekevich, K1YOW, presented by Phil Erickson, W1PJE

4. “Ionospheric Impacts of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse” Magda Moses, KM4EGE

5. “VLF/LF and the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse” Bill Liles, NQ6Z

6. “The Solar Eclipse QSO Party: Ionospheric Sounding Using Ham Radio QSOs” Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF

ARRL Member Forum 
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. – Room 1 (450 cap.)
Moderator: Dale Williams, WA8EFK, ARRL Director – Great Lakes Division
ARRL is the national association for Amateur Radio in the US. ARRL members help advance the art, science, and enjoyment of Amateur Radio. ARRL publishes the popular monthly journal QST, coordinates an extensive all-volunteer field organization, and serves members as Amateur Radio's representative voice in regulatory and legislative matters. Hear from local and national ARRL officials on key areas of membership interest. Find out how ARRL supports dozens of ways to get involved, get active, and get on the air. Members and prospective members are all welcome!

ARRL Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. – Room 4 (175 cap.)
Moderators: Andy Milluzzi, KK4LWR and Tony Milluzzi, KD8RTT
A growing number of campus radio clubs and student radio amateurs have begun to share ideas and suggestions on the ARRL Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative (CARI) Facebook page, They’re (re)inspiring ham radio among our nation’s colleges and universities, meeting other students, and developing career connections. Hear from students, alumni, and faculty. The ARRL Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative is sponsored in part by the W1YSM Snyder Family Collegiate Amateur Radio Endowment.

Public Service Communications Panel Discussion
1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. – Room 4 (175 cap.)
Moderator: Mike Corey, KI1U, ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager

A chance to hear from representatives from Amateur Radio's largest organizations active during times of disaster and emergency. Sponsored by ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio®. Speakers:

1.     Rob Macedo, KD1CY, VOIP WX Net and VOIP Hurricane Net

2.     Julio Ripoll, WD4R, Amateur Radio at the National Hurricane Center, WX4NHC

3.     Paul English, WD8DBY, US Army MARS

4.     David Stapchuk, KD9DXM, US Air Force MARS

5.     Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, Hurricane Watch Net

6.     Bill Feist, WB8BZH, SATERN

7.     Ross Merlin, WA2WDT, Department of Homeland Security, SHAred RESources (SHARES)

Sunday May 21, 2017

Learning. Discovery. And FUN!
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. – Room 2 (450 cap.)
The next generation of ham radio operators are today’s students. As an instructor for ARRL’s Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology, Tommy Gober, N5DUX, introduces teachers to a variety of tools and curriculum to take back to their classrooms: intro to basic electronics, the science of radio, space technology and satellite communications, as well as weather science, introduction to micro-controllers and basic robotics. Tommy will share strategies and experiences to help motivate students to learn, and to inspire interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. This forum is sponsored by ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio®

ARRL National Parks on the Air Recap
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. – Room 2 (450 cap.)
Moderators: Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, ARRL Radiosport Manager and Sean Kutzko, KX9X, ARRL Media and Public Relations Manager
ARRL National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) commemorated the centennial of the US National Park Service in 2016. Activators and Chasers completed over one million radio contacts. Through NPOTA contacts, photographs, and stories...we were whisked away to mountain tops, seasides, monuments, and to some of the most treasured sites of our nation. If you were part of NPOTA in 2016, we want you to join us for this celebration and recap of one of the most popular on-air events of all time. This forum is sponsored by ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio®


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Meet these ARRL Headquarters Staff at Hamvention®...

Bob Allison, WB1GCM

Marjorie Bourgoin, KB1DCO

Lauren Clarke, KB1YDD

Michael Corey, KI1U

Jon Faasen, KC1ECT

Norm Fusaro, W3IZ

Tom Gallagher, NY2RF

Regina Galuppi

Tommy Gober, N5DUX (Education & Technology Program Instructor)

Mike Gruber, W1MG

Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R

Sabrina Jackson

Kendall, Larry, K6NDL (Education & Technology Program Instructor)

Sean Kutzko, KX9X

Kim McNeill, KB1WUX

David Patton, NN1N

Michael Scharr

Becky Schoenfeld, W1BXY

Yvette Vinci, KC1AIM

ARRL expresses its gratitude to the 2017 Hamvention® Committee, Dayton Amateur Radio Association, and all the volunteers who contributed to the success of ARRL EXPO 2017 in Xenia, Ohio.


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