ARRL Will Be Represented at National Association of Broadcasters Convention
The ARRL will be on hand April 5 to 10 as more than 100,000 visitors descend on Las Vegas to attend the annual National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention. Hundreds of Amateur Radio operators are expected to be among them at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
ARRL Pacific Division Director Bob Vallio, W6RGG, will join local ham radio volunteers in staffing the ARRL booth. Jim Bilan, W7UXB, is coordinating the staff. NAB Science and Technology Vice President John Marino, KR1O, arranged for the generous donation of booth space from the NAB.
Marino and NAB Technology will join Bob Heil, K9EID, of Heil Sound, Broadcast Supply World, Turner Engineering, and DX Engineering in hosting the popular Amateur Radio Operators Reception at the NAB. More than 600 hams from around the world are expected to attend the April 9 event. All Amateur Radio operators are invited, and there is no charge.
Nearly 1700 exhibitors will be at the show. The ARRL booth will offer conventioneers information on how to get involved in ham radio, how to become an ARRL member, and how to take advantage of League services.
Staffing the ARRL booth are members of the Frontier Amateur Radio Society, the Nellis Radio Amateur Club, the Las Vegas Repeater Association, Nevada Amateur Radio Repeaters Inc, and the Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club. Members of several of the non ARRL-affiliated clubs also assist. — Thanks to Pacific Division Assistant Director/Nevada Section PIO John Bigley, N7UR