HF University 3.0

Friday, Sept. 20, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a 7 a.m. breakfast

The 2019 edition of our popular HF University will build upon the previous three years and focus on HF operating and its technical aspects.  Topics covered will include  antennas, propagation, station building, portable operations, low-band operating, and more. 


HF University has drawn people interested in the magic of using the ionosphere to communicate with operators in other states and around the world, both beginners and experienced.  Our "professor" and "Dean of HF Students," Bill Mader, K8TE, has 59-plus years' experience operating between 1.8 and 30 Mhz., winning numerous contests, plus both chasing and being DX.


He is an accomplished presenter with six decades of experience in the Amateur Radio Service, nearly three decades in USAF communications, three decades as a commercial broadcast engineer, and several years teaching electronics for colleges.  His presentations are informative, fun, and motivational.

Here's what you will cover:

  • The PC-Radio Interface

  • Propagation

  • Antennas

  • DX'ing

  • Contesting

  • Digital-Modes Sea Change (WSJTX)

  • So Many Things to Do on HF!

  • Troubleshooting Problems
















Contact Bill Mader, K8TE, dean of students and chief instructor, at k8te@arrl.net for answers, or just sign up for HF Academy 3.0 when you register for the Duke City Hamfest and Convention!

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