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The following are the current confirmed speakers and topics for Friday and Saturday of the ARRL Centennial Convention

 To view and/or print a matrix chart of the presentations click here.

 Day  Time Title Presenter  Room
Friday 9:00 AM Shutdown and Called-Up – Hams in The Great War Chris Codella, W2PA 22
Friday 9:00 AM Personal Safety in the Electronic Age Doug Rehman, K4AC 24
Friday 9:00 AM Kit Building Techniques for Success Joe Eisenberg, K0NEB 25
Friday 9:00 AM FreeDV, Digital Voice over HF using CODEC2 Mel Whitten, K0PFX 26
Friday 9:00 AM Amateur Radio & Common Core Standards Alma Ripley, XYL 27
Friday 10:00 AM An Introduction to HF Digital Operations Steve Ford, WB8IMY 21
Friday 10:00 AM Six Meters - The Magic Band Ken Neubeck, WB2AMU 23
Friday 10:00 AM Amateur Radio and Technology in the American Red Cross Keith Robertory, KG4UIR 24
Friday 10:00 AM Tower Climbing Safety and Rescue Philip Theis, K3TUF 25
Friday 10:00 AM Introduction to PIC programming Mark Spencer, WA8SME 26
Friday 10:00 AM The National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coodinators and the NCVEC Question Pool Committee Rol Anders, K3RA 27
Friday 11:00 AM DHS-OEC - Update on the National Emergency Plan Chris Essid, Deputy Director DHS OEC 11
Friday 11:00 AM The Art of The Interview Mark Kraham, W8CMK 22
Friday 11:00 AM QSLing in the 21st Century William Hudzik, W2UDT 23
Friday 11:00 AM High Altitude Amateur Radio Ballooning Doug Loughmiller, W5BL 25
Friday 11:00 AM Why QRP? Ken Evans, W4DU 26
Friday 11:00 AM The 170 Year History of Telegraph Keys Tom Perera, W1TP 27
Friday 1:00 PM Broadband Mesh Networking and Amateur Radio Brian Mileshosky, N5ZGT 21
Friday 1:00 PM We All Have Our Dreams -- OH2BH's 50 Years Radio Journey Martti Laine, OH2BH 22
Friday 1:00 PM Youth Fox Hunt Tommy Gober, N5DUX 23
Friday 1:00 PM Public Service Communications - Maintaining Readiness When Nothing Bad Is Happening Ross Merlin, WA2WDT 24
Friday 1:00 PM VHF Rovers: Past, Present and Future Rick Rosen, K1DS 25
Friday 1:00 PM PICAXE Programming Primer Bill Unger, VE3XT 26
Friday 1:00 PM An Early History of Radio James Wades, WB8SIW 27
Friday 2:00 PM FEMA Forum - Topic TBA Ted Okada, K4HNL 21
Friday 2:00 PM Ham Radio and the Law (2-hour forum) Jim O'Connell, W9WU 22
Friday 2:00 PM Youth Forum #1 Carole Perry, WB2MGP 23
Friday 2:00 PM When Worlds Collide:  The Blending of the Maker and Amateur Radio Cultures Craig Behrens, NM4T 24
Friday 2:00 PM An Overview of AMSAT Barry Baines, WD4ASW 25
Friday 2:00 PM The Changing Modes of VHF And Microwave Amateur Radio Doug Rehman, K4AC 26
Friday 2:00 PM US Airforce PAVE PAWS Mission Briefing Lt. Ben Brinich 27
Friday 3:00 PM Boston Marathon Communications - Before, During and After Robert Macedo, KD1CY 21
Friday 3:00 PM Youth Discovery Station Tommy Gober, N5DUX 23
Friday 3:00 PM National Hurricane Center WX4NHC Amateur Radio Julio Ripoll, WD4R 24
Friday 3:00 PM Working the Amateur Radio FM Satellies with Your HT Peter Portanova, W2JV 25
Friday 3:00 PM Linux in the Hamshack Andy Stewart, KB1OIQ 26
Friday 3:00 PM Where Did the Bands Come From? Chris Codella, W2PA 27
Saturday 9:00 AM What We Owe The Amateur Service Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH 21
Saturday 9:00 AM Presenting Amateur Radio to the Media John Amodeo, NN6JA 22
Saturday 9:00 AM Youth Scavenger Hunt Tommy Gober, N5DUX 23
Saturday 9:00 AM International Disaster Response: Lessons Learned Jay Wilson, W0AIR 24
Saturday 9:00 AM SDR Advances and the Future of SDR Stephen Hicks, N5AC 26
Saturday 9:00 AM Collecting and Restoring Radios of the Past Patrick Bunsold, WA6MHZ 27
Saturday 10:00 AM Remote Station Operations - The Basics Made Easy Dave Anderson, K4SV 21
Saturday 10:00 AM ARRL Field Day - The Gateway for Many Rol Anders, K3RA 22
Saturday 10:00 AM Youth Forum #2 Carole Perry, WB2MGP 23
Saturday 10:00 AM Propagation Forecasting - A Peek Behind the Curtain Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA 24
Saturday 10:00 AM Introduction to Antenna Modeling Greg Algieri, WA1JXR 25
Saturday 10:00 AM Software Defined Radio for Beginners Stephen Hicks, N5AC 26
Saturday 10:00 AM QRZ - Past, Present and into the Future Fred Lloyd, AA7BQ 27
Saturday 11:00 AM How to Blow up Your Balun - and other things in your antenna system too! Dean Straw, N6BV 21
Saturday 11:00 AM PR- 101: The Next Generation Ed Tyler, N4EDT 22
Saturday 11:00 AM Youth Rado Lab Tommy Gober, N5DUX 23
Saturday 11:00 AM QRP - Operators and Operations Dennis Marandos, K1LGQ 24
Saturday 11:00 AM From HT to Microwave - Making The Transition Doug Rehman, K4AC 25
Saturday 11:00 AM Raspberry PI – A Low Cost Platform for Amateur Radio Projects Brian Mileshosky, N5ZGT 26
Saturday 11:00 AM The Design, Construction and Performance of a State of the Art Multi-Op Station Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC 27
Saturday 12:00 PM Gazing into the Future - DXing with Weak Signals and Beyond Joe Taylor, K1JT Main Stage
Saturday 1:00 PM The Myths and Misconceptions of RFI Ed Hare, W1RFI 21
Saturday 1:00 PM The Enigma and Other Communications Enciphering Devices Tom Perera, W1TP 22
Saturday 1:00 PM Building a Successful Club Program Thomas Sly, WB8LCD 23
Saturday 1:00 PM Hamshack in a Backpack - Lightweight Dxpeditioning Scott Andersen, NE1RD 24
Saturday 1:00 PM Yankee Clipper Contest Club Meeting Tony Brock-Fisher, K1KP 25
Saturday 1:00 PM DXpeditions and the 21st Century Dynamics Bob Allphin, K4UEE 26
Saturday 1:00 PM The Origins of Silicon Valley: Roots in Ham Radio Paul Wesling, KM6LH 27
Saturday 2:00 PM Best Practices of the National Weather Service's SKYWARN Program Robert Macedo, KD1CY 22
Saturday 2:00 PM Tropo Propagation on the VHF and UHF Bands Gordon West, WB6NOA 23
Saturday 2:00 PM MARS Forum Bob Veth, K1RJV 24
Saturday 2:00 PM 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship Randy Thompson, K5ZD 25
Saturday 2:00 PM Using Surplus Commercial Radios in Amateur Radio Paul Gilbert, KE5ZW 26
Saturday 2:00 PM Old Transmissions and Voices from the Past. John Dilks, K2TQN 27
Saturday 3:00 PM ARRL Legislative Action Update - HR 4969 Call to Action Dan Henderson, N1ND 22
Saturday 3:00 PM 160 Meters - Mastering the Challenge Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA 25


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