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ARRL EXPO 2015: Dayton Hamvention®

ARRL EXPO at Dayton Hamvention

ARRL EXHIBIT & ACTIVITIES GUIDE:

May 15, 16 and 17

ARRL EXPO – Welcome! ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio®, welcomes all members and friends to Dayton Hamvention®. Use this handy guide to find ARRL-sponsored activities, exhibits and program representatives. ARRL EXPO is a large exhibit area located in the Ballarena Hall (near the 400-numbered booths). Kay C. Craigie, N3KN – ARRL President; Dale Williams, WA8EFK – Great Lakes Division Director; Thomas Delaney, W8WTD – Vice Director; and Scott Yonally, N8SY – Ohio Section Manager  

100 Years of QST Special Commemorative Reissue
Help us celebrate 100 years of ARRL’s membership journal, QST. First published in December 1915, QST is the most widely read Amateur Radio magazine in the world. A century later, QST remains true to its original design as source of ideas, information, innovation and exploration—devoted entirely to Amateur Radio. The celebration has included winning photos from members on 2015 covers, and articles, columns, and cartoons republished from vintage issues. Join us for the celebration by picking-up a commemorative reissue of the first QST—the December 1915 issue. The special reprint is free when you join, renew, or extend your ARRL membership at Hamvention® (at the ARRL Store). The reprint is also free for ARRL Life Members. Additional copies are $9.95 each.

ARRL Store Visit the HUGE ARRL bookstore to purchase popular ARRL publications, join, renew or extend your ARRL membership, and pick up official ARRL merchandise.

  • FREE Gift when you join, renew, or extend your ARRL membership at Hamvention®.
  • BONUS Commemorative Reissue of QST when you join, renew, or extend your membership at Hamvention®. Free for ARRL Life Members.
  • FREE ARRL Dayton 2015 Button!

2015 ARRL Field Day Supplies – ARRL Field Day is June 27-28, 2015. Gear up for the most popular on-the-air operating event in Amateur Radio. Official T-shirts (choose from 2 colors), pins, hats, mugs, and posters are available.

Special Guest
Edward Michael “Mike” Fincke, KE5AIT – NASA Astronaut

ARRL EXPO at Dayton Hamvention

ARRL is honored to welcome NASA Astronaut Edward Michael “Mike” Fincke (Colonel, US Air Force, retired) as our guest to Hamvention®. Mike holds an Amateur Radio license, call sign KE5AIT, and operated ham radio equipment from aboard the International Space Station as part of the Expedition 9 and 18 crews — making radio contacts with students, teachers, and the general Amateur Radio community. In June 2004, Mike delighted many radio amateurs by making contacts during ARRL Field Day. Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of ARRL, the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), NASA, and other international space agencies and international Amateur Radio organizations around the world. You can meet and greet Mike in the ARRL exhibit area (times and locations will be posted). Mike has also been confirmed as a Hamvention forum speaker.


ARRL Exhibits…

ARRL Laboratory: Get Your Handheld Radio Tested! Get Your Handheld Radio Tested! - Does your Handie-Talkie meet FCC Emission Standards? Meet an ARRL Test Engineer and volunteers who will measure the spurious emission of your handheld radio using a state-of-the-art spectrum analyzer. Does your HT have the potential to interfere with other radio services? Find out here! You’ll also learn about other ways the ARRL Lab serves the Amateur Radio community with technical information services, trusted product testing and reviews, spectrum-protection engineering and its RFI/EMC program.

ARRL Development and ARRL Foundation. Learn how you can help strengthen ARRL’s work on behalf of Amateur Radio by participating in the Diamond Club, earning your way to the prestigious ARRL Maxim Society, contributing to the Spectrum Defense Fund, the Legislative Issues Advocacy Fund, the Education & Technology Fund, the W1AW Endowment, the Historic Preservation Fund, and joining the Legacy Circle by including ARRL in your estate plans. Information will be available about The ARRL Foundation and its more than 75 annual scholarships and grants for Amateur Radio groups working to promote Amateur Radio and involve young people in Amateur Radio activities.

TravelPlus for Repeaters software and ARRL Repeater Directory® mobile app demonstration.

ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator

Public Service

ARRL Media and Public Relations

Support HR-1301 Show your support for The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015.

ARRL Education & Technology Program

Reaching Out!Learning with Amateur Radio This interactive exhibit is presented by the West Chester Amateur Radio Association and National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting WA8VOA. Speak with volunteers about how you can enhance your promotion of Amateur Radio through displays at museums, libraries, events, and other public venues.

Radiosport and DXCC – DXCC Card Checking; ARRL Contests and Awards; QSL Bureau

The ARRL Logbook of the World (LoTW)

Ham Radio and Scouting

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

National Traffic System (NTS)

ARRL Visa® Card – U.S. Bank

Home & Auto Insurance – Liberty Mutual Insurance


Meet representatives from the following organizations and national Amateur Radio societies in the ARRL EXPO exhibit area.

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU)

Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC) – Germany

Japan Amateur Radio League (JARL)

Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) 

Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) – United Kingdom    


ARRL-sponsored Forums (please confirm forum schedule in Hamvention Program)

Friday, May 15

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM in Room 2
ARRL Presents: Ham Radio and the Law: Getting Antennas Up and Keeping Them Up

Moderator: Dan Henderson, N1ND, ARRL Regulatory Information Manager
Speakers: Jim O’Connell, Esq., W9WU, ARRL Volunteer Counsel; Barney Scholl, Esq., K3LA, ARRL Volunteer Counsel; and Nick Pittner, Esq., K8NAP, ARRL State Government Liaison
ARRL invites you to this discussion by Amateur Radio attorneys on legal issues of interest to hams: avoiding restrictive covenants, presenting your case for a tower permit, and the latest court rulings on PRB-1 and towers. You’ll also enjoy an update on ARRL’s proposed legislation, The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 — H.R.1301, introduced in the US House of Representatives to protect hams living under Homeowner Association authorities. This forum is sponsored by ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio®. 

Saturday, May 16

9:15 AM - 11:00 AM in Room 5
ARRL Member Forum
Moderator: Dale Williams, WA8EFK, ARRL Director, Great Lakes Division
ARRL is the national association for Amateur Radio in the United States. The organization has over 166,000 members worldwide, publishes the popular monthly journal QST, and coordinates an extensive all-volunteer field organization. Hear from local and national ARRL officials on key areas advocacy on behalf of members. Find out how ARRL supports dozens of ways to get involved and get on the air. Members and prospective members are all welcome!

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in Room 3
ARRL Presents: The Doctor is In
Moderator: Joel R. Hallas, W1ZR, Contributing Editor, QST
To help celebrate 100 years of ARRL’s membership journal, QST, we’ve brought “The Doctor” to Hamvention®! QST’s popular monthly column “The Doctor is In” provides short, helpful answers to reader’s questions. While the items in the magazine are just a fraction of all that are received, questions are selected with the hope that they will be useful to multiple members who hadn’t yet thought to ask them. Bring your questions to this session—technical ones are best—and “The Doctor” will try to provide an answer (some questions may require further consultation, antenna modeling, or other offline analysis for a complete answer). This forum is sponsored by ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio®.

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM in Room 5
ARRL Presents: Astronaut Mike Fincke, KE5AIT

ARRL is honored to welcome NASA Astronaut Edward Michael “Mike” Fincke (Colonel, US Air Force, retired) as our guest to Hamvention®. Mike holds an Amateur Radio license, call sign KE5AIT, and operated ham radio equipment from aboard the International Space Station as part of the Expedition 9 and 18 crews making radio contacts with students, teachers, and the general Amateur Radio community. In June 2004, Mike delighted many radio amateurs by making contacts during ARRL Field Day. Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of ARRL, the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), NASA, and other international space agencies and international Amateur Radio organizations around the world. This forum is sponsored by ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio®.

Sunday, May 17

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM in Room 3
ARRL Presents: Engaging Youth in Ham Radio through Informal Education Opportunities

Moderator: Larry Kendall, K6NDL, Instructor, ARRL’s Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology

Larry Kendall, K6NDL, is an Instructor for ARRL’s Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology (TI) — an outreach program that sponsors professional development seminars for educators, motivating teachers and schools to use radio electronics and related technologies to inspire students studying Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Larry has been an educator and curriculum developer since 1981 and teaches middle school Technology and Robotics at Sitting Bull Academy in Apple Valley, California. Before becoming a TI Instructor, Larry participated in ARRL’s TI-1, TI-2: Space in the Classroom, and TI-2: Remote Sensing workshops. Larry will share some best practices and resources, including experiences from participating in Scouting’s Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) through his involvement as a board member of the Victor Valley Amateur Radio Club. This forum is sponsored by ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio®.


THANK YOU! ARRL expresses its gratitude to the 2015 Dayton Hamvention® Committee, Dayton Amateur Radio Association, and all the volunteers who contributed to the success of ARRL EXPO 2015 in Dayton, Ohio.

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