Brad Grob For Immediate Release: July 7, 2020
QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo
QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Confirms Packed Lineup Of 70+ Speakers
Los Angeles, CA: QSO Today host Eric Guth, 4Z1UG, announced that the first QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo taking place on August 8-9, 2020 has now confirmed a packed lineup of over 70 great speakers for the event. For more information about the speakers and to register, go to www.qsotodayhamexpo.com. Attendance is free and there are early bird prize incentives (donated by sponsors) for registering by July 24, 2020.
There will be speaker tracks on a variety of topics to ensure plenty of great content for everyone. For those new to the hobby, there will two tracks focused entirely on providing hands-on, simple practical advice for getting started in amateur radio. For example, Steve Johnson, WD8DAS, will be showing basic soldering techniques for repair of equipment and new construction projects. Marcel Steiber, AI6MS, will provide an overview on common battery types and will discuss the pros/cons of each chemistry, common uses/misuses, and everyday application tips for your latest amateur radio project.
For the experienced operator, there will be speakers on topics ranging from new techniques, equipment upgrading, 3D printing, and more. For example, Glenn Johnson, W0GJ, talk is entitled “Is 3 dB Worth a Divorce?” and covers everything you need to know about antennas. Jim Veatch, WA2EUJ, discusses how to build a home brew QRP radio. John Portune, W6NBC, in “The Slot Antenna — Undiscovered Country for Most Hams”, presents how an ordinary satellite TV dish, accepted by most HOAs can be “slotted” to make an effective 2 meter or UHF outside antenna.
The Expo also features a fantastic youth track, led by Carole Perry, WB2MGP, that will feature amateur radio’s future leaders. For example, Audrey McElroy, KM4BUN, is speaking on “Getting Girls Involved in STEM, Specifically Amateur Radio!” while Jack McElroy, KM4ZIA, is talking on “Highly Flying Kids With HAB”.
“One big challenge with a ham convention, whether in-person or virtual, is that the speaking content can easily become complicated and overwhelming. For our inaugural virtual Expo, we’ve made sure that there are great speakers for both beginners and experienced hams. We’ve asked all of our speakers to be laser focused on their topics while providing hands-on, practical advice. In addition, after each speaker finishes their talk, there will be a virtual live Q&A so participants can get immediate answers to their questions” said Eric, 4Z1UG.
Icom is the Expo’s Platinum Sponsor, along with Gold Sponsors GigaParts, RT Systems, FlexRadio, RFinder, DX Engineering, Elecraft, RigExpert, and NCG Company (Comet Antenna).
For more information and to register, go to www.qsotodayhamexpo.com. Attendance is free and there are early bird prize incentives for registering by July 24, 2020.