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HF University 4.0 - The Senior Year

Friday, Sept. 18, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It’s time to obtain your “baccalaureate degree” from HF University (HFU)!  This will be the fourth year of what has become a “standard” event for the Albuquerque Duke City Hamfest and Convention.  Conceived to meet the interests of new General Class licensees and expanding experienced Extra Class operators’ knowledge of HF, HFU has become the place to go to learn about new operating techniques, expand one’s technical perspective, and learn about the many aspects of HF radio where the mystery of making contact with distant operators occurs.

An all-day event on Friday, this year we’ll add to techniques, skills, and technological facets previously covered plus explore deeper and wider into them and others.  The initial plans call for topics such as Increasing SSB Intelligibility, ClubLog Use, Logbook of the World Use, Propagation Predicting, Dispelling HF Myths, How to Use DX Spots, Operating Portable Successfully, and The Wonderful World of Ferrites.

We picked these topics based on “popular” questions found in many e-mail reflectors, at other presentations, and what is trending at various web sites.  Still, we would love to hear from you about what you want to learn or hear explained.  We are open to replacing topics with more popular ones, as determined by prospective participants. This makes HFU your learning environment!

Let our “Dean of Instruction”, Bill, K8TE, know what you want to learn.  Creating the curriculum and expanding upon the final subjects is a big task!  Our cut-off date for the final cut is 1 June.  Send your input, questions, and comments to Bill at  Don’t delay your registration. The limited number of seats fills up quickly!
















Contact Bill Mader, K8TE, dean of students and chief instructor, at for answers, or just sign up for HF Academy 4.0 when you register for the Duke City Hamfest and Convention!

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