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If a link above appears in turquoise, it's been updated for 2022. If the link is in gray, it's not yet live. Our roster of forums and their speakers for 2022 is under construction. To give you a sense for the depth and breadth of our offerings, here's what the forum line-up looked like in 2019.

2019's Roster


  • Antenna Analyzers that Won't Break the Bank - Larry Goga, AE5CZ

  • A Deep Dive into the NanoVNA analyzer - Larry Goga, AE5CZ

  • Measuring On-Air Antenna Performance - Bill Mader, K8TE

  • Smith Charts and Your Antenna - Bill Ripley, KY5Q

  • Demystifying SWR - Dave Casler, KE0OG

  • Not-So-Basic Antennas - Kristen McIntyre, K6WX

  • Antennas for Restricted Spaces - Gil Gray, N2GG

  • The Moxon Antenna: How it works and variations - James Duffey, KK6MC

  • Antennas for Portable Operations - Jed Petrovich, AD7KG


  • VHF Contesting, from 50Mhz up - Bill Schwantes, W7QQ

  • 630m Is open, and yes, DXing is possible - Rob Sherwood, NC0B

  • Weakest link in today's contest station? It's not receivers - Rob Sherwood, NC0B

  • VHF + Roving and HF Mobiling in Contests - James Duffey, KK6MC

  • Intro to DXLab Suite, a Free Package of DXing Applications - Jed Petrovich, AD7KG

EmComm/Public Service/STEM

  • Public alert and warning: 3 systems, EAS, IPAWS, and WEA; one mission - Mike Langner, K5MGR

  • FlightAware® Program: You, a Raspberry Pi 3/4, and the air-traffic-control system - Kevin Parmenter, KG5Q (no license necessary to participate)

  • Setting Up a Special-Event Station - Garry Blosser, NM5GB

  • SFARES Emergency Communications System - Don Hinsman, N4VIP

  • NM ARES Forum - Jay Miller, W5WHN

  • Effective ways your club can harness ham-radio for STEM education: two perspectives - Bill Mader, K8TE, and Alma Ripley, public-school educator.

  • State of New Mexico's Public-Service Communications Overhaul - Michael Rohrbacher, KE4VNN


General Interest

  • Getting Started With Radio Amateur Satellite Communications, (demos Sat.) - Dan Eggert, AC9E

  • The Industry Ham Radio Spawned: Commercial Broadcasting - Mike Langner, K5MGR

  • YL/XYL Roundtable - MaryAnn Cornett, NS7X

  • Ham Radio Lingo for the Newly Licensed - MaryAnn Cornett, NS7X

  • Club PR Part 1: Getting Through the Gatekeepers - Pete Spotts, NM5PS

  • Club PR Part 2: Good Images Help Sell Stories (and tips on how to take them) - Pete Spotts, NM5PS

  • The Art of Elmering - Bill Mader, K8TE

  • Straight Key Century Club: In Praise of Artisanal CW, Pete Spotts, NM5PS

  • Explore the world of low-power HF operation with Dr. QRP - Rex Harper, W1REX

  • Good Bye ARRL Official Observers, Hello Volunteer Monitors - Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH

  • Elmering via YouTube - Dave Casler, KE0OG

  • AMSAT® - The Past, Present, and Future, Bill Ripley, KY5Q

  • Tools and Techniques for Successful SOTA Activations, Alan Shapiro, NM5S

  • How to Pass the Ham Exams - Rick Paquette, W7RAP

  • An Elmera, Four Elmers, and Your Ham-Radio Questions - Gil Gray, N2GG, with Paula High-Young, KZ5YL, Bill Mader, K8TE, Ken Samuelson, KS2R, and Pete Spotts, NM5PS 

HF Digital/DMR Radio

  • Hands-on intro to two HF digital modes, FT8 and BPSK31 - Jim Frazier, KC5RUO

  • BrandMeister Takes a Bow - Bob Finch, W9YA

Technical/DIY Radio

  • Repairing and Restoring Classic Ham-Radio Gear - Mike Langner, K5MGR

  • WWV Receiver Build-a-thon - Rex Harper, W1REX

  • Op Amps for Fun and Profit! - Kristen McIntyre, K6WX

  • Setting Up and Operating HF Remote (with demo) - Ken Samuelson, KS2R

  • Going Mobile Q&A - Alan Applegate, K0BG, and Peter Naumburg, N5YJ. Bill Mader, K8TE