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 Ham Radio University 2021 is Going Virtual!

Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

With Covid19 restrictions precluding an in-person gathering, the 22nd annual Ham Radio University (HRU) educational conference will be held as a virtual event as a GoToWebinar on-line video conference. Advance registration is required for each forum that you plan to attend. See "Register" links in the schedule below for details.

Further information is available at: http://www.HamRadioUniversity.org

Time Forum Room 1 Forum Room 2
8:00am – 8:50am
EST
1300-1350 UTC
An introduction to HRU and Newcomer’s meeting
MODERATOR: Diane Ortiz K2DO
REGISTRATION LINK: Register
 
 
 
 
9:00am – 9:50am
EST
1400-1450 UTC
ARRL Forum NYC/LI
MODERATOR: Jim Mezey W2KFV
PANELIST: Ria Jairam N2RJ
REGISTRATION LINK: Register
All things Digital VHF & above with DMR and D-Star
MODERATOR: Preston Waterman W2PW
REGISTRATION LINK: Register
10:00am – 10:50am
EST
1500-1550 UTC
NLI EmComm
MODERATOR: Jim Mezey W2KFV
PANELIST: Russ Logar KC2LSB
REGISTRATION LINK: Register
Basics of HF operating
MODERATOR: Mel Granick KS2G
REGISTRATION LINK: Register
11:00am – 11:50am
EST
1600-1650 UTC
The Art of Operating Amateur Satellites with an HT
MODERATOR: Peter Portanova W2JV
REGISTRATION LINK: Register
How to Learn and Have Fun with CW
MODERATOR: Howard Bernstein WB2UZE
PANELISTS: Jim Crites W6JIM, Rich Collins K2UPS
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12noon – 12:50pm
EST
1700-1750 UTC
DXing – Awards, Propagation and QSLing
MODERATOR: Bill Hudzik W2UDT
PANELIST: Tom Carrubba KA2D
REGISTRATION LINK: Register
Software Defined Radios
MODERATOR: Ria Jairam N2RJ
REGISTRATION LINK: Register
1:00pm – 1:50pm
EST
1800-1850 UTC
Antenna Power Flow and SWR
MODERATOR: Mike Kozma WY2U
REGISTRATION LINK: Register
Remote Station Operation
MODERATOR: Rick Bressler K2RB
REGISTRATION LINK: Register
2:00pm – 2:50pm
EST
1900-1950 UTC
HF Digital Modes including FT8
MODERATOR: Neil Goldstein W2NDG
REGISTRATION LINK: Register
Overview of Ham Radio Logging Programs
MODERATOR: Tom Carrubba KA2D
REGISTRATION LINK: Register
3:00pm – 3:50pm
EST
2000-2050 UTC
Raspberry Pi applications for Ham Radio
MODERATOR: Neil Goldstein W2NDG
REGISTRATION LINK: Register
QRP low power fun
MODERATOR: John Meade W2XS
REGISTRATION LINK: Register

 Radio Central's January Meeting will be a Virtual Zoom Meeting.
Wednesday January 27, 2021 6:30 PM

Virtual Zoom Meeting: Meet the ARRL - Ria Jairam, N2RJ

Our January meeting will be our "Meet the ARRL" meeting with guest speaker Ria Jairam, our Hudson Division Dirctor. Join us on Zoom to take this opportunity to hear Ria's views on issues related to the ARRL and ham radio in general. Radio Central has a large percentage of ARRL members in our membership and we can help Ria represent us by sharing our views as well.

In accordance with the continuing Social Distancing guidelines that we have to observe to keep the Covid-19 threat in retreat, our January meeting will be held on line using ZOOM.

Check Out Five New Presentations Added to Our Presentations Library:

1.) FT8: The Newest, Most Popular Mode on MF/HF/VHF by Bob, WB2NFL   View with Adobe Acrobat...

2.) Six Meter Propagation Modes by Ken, WB2AMU   View with Adobe Acrobat...

3.) RFI in the Ham Shack - Tips and Traps by Rick, KC2FD   View with Adobe Acrobat...

4.) LC Bandpass Filters for 20M, 30M, 40M by Stephen E. Sussman-Fort, Ph.D, AB2EW   View with Adobe Acrobat...

5.) Software Defined Radios: One Ham's Perspective by Jon Longtin, KB8LFP   View with Adobe Acrobat...

  Ham Radio and Distracted Driving

In light of increasingly strict "Distracted Driving" laws, our ARRL Hudson Division Director contacted the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to get their position on operation of mobile Amateur Radio equipment with respect to Distracted Driving laws. The DMV responded with a letter of opinion that appears to be very favorable to Amateur Radio. Basically is says that talking via ham radio does not constitute a violation of the Distracted Driving laws. It should be noted that though the DMV's letter (which can be downloaded from the Hudson Division web page here, of or from the RCARC web page here) is pro-Amateur Radio, it's an opinion from the DMV, not a binding agreement, so it's still possible to get pulled over, cited, and required to appear in court. More importantly, you should always give the road and traffic absolute priority over operating your radio while driving. In Mike Lisenco's own words: "Feel free to print out this opinion, but understand that it is not a license to be stupid! Letís hope that you never need to use it."

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